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Markiz making his mark in Jewish Pittsburgh
When Jeremy Markiz was in sixth grade and had an opportunity to choose an adult to job shadow for a day, he followed his rabbi. So it was really “no big surprise,” he said, when almost a decade lat...
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Even in Florida, Pittsburgh snowbirds feel close to home
For the last 11 winters, Marilyn and Casey Neuman have skipped out on the cold and ice in Pittsburgh, and have headed down to Palm Beach County in Florida. Who could blame them? With a nice home in...
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Rabbis offer sex education program to high school students
This is a bit different than your average high school health class. Tucked within a safe space in Squirrel Hill, two rabbis have taken upon themselves the task of delivering sex education to 11th- ...
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Podcasting program records sound partnership
Thanks to a communal partnership, two groups bifurcated by generations are now soundly conjoined. Since September 2016, members of G2G (Generation to Generation, a program of the Jewish Association...
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Snowballs make cool science
The chilling reminder of looking outdoors is that snow may finally be sticking around this season. But apart from the physical stress of scraping windshields and shoveling sidewalks, wintery weathe...
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Hockey and Hebrews is a match made for some
Jews and hockey isn’t the most common of pairings, but the benefits of exercise, teamwork and camaraderie of the sport has many middle-aged Pittsburgh Jews hooked. Saul Markowitz is one. Even thoug...
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The Chronicle, with its storied past, looks to future
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Well, some things, anyway. Take The Jewish Chronicle, for example. When it was founded in 1962, after the United Jewish Federation (now the Jewi...
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Program explores questions of communal relationships
In the years following World War II a question of Jewish memorials arose: For those who perished in the Holocaust with no known yahrtzeit, or date of death, when do the surviving relatives, if any,...
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Faith helps Pirates manager successfully hurdle challenges
Managing a major league baseball team is important work, but Clint Hurdle believes he has an even more significant mission. In a keynote address at Forbes Hospital’s Interfaith Prayer Breakfast on ...
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Holocaust play, ‘Letters to Sala,’ to reach thousands of area students
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
As a child and young adult, Ann Kirschner knew almost nothing of her mother’s background — only that she was born in Poland, and that she was a Holocaust survivor. For 50 years, her mother, Sala Ga...
ReelAbilities Film Festival features insights of unlimited ability
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Oct 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
A film festival of exceptional ability is in store for Pittsburghers. Between Oct. 20 and Nov. 2, the fourth annual ReelAbilities Film Festival will take place at Rodef Shalom Congregation. As in p...
A tale of Alzheimer’s told in 21 voices
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
When asked how he came up with the title “21Voices,” documentary film director Tom Kurlander hearkens back about two years, to the day he received the type of phone call that anyone with an aging p...
PTS program offers chance for respectful dialogue
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Oct 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
Guests of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary found an orderly way to handle conflict. Last week, representatives from various religious faiths participated in a program titled, “The Place Where We...
Homeless fed PB&J courtesy of revived JHP at Pitt
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
In the spirit of the High Holidays, a group of University of Pittsburgh students provided a measure of comfort to the local homeless population by distributing 500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiche...
Talmud class at Rodef Shalom offers modern lessons
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Oct 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
Deep inside Pittsburgh’s most historic synagogue, participants leaned over pages of classical teachings as their teacher stood above. Aided by texts, treats and coffee the students delved into the ...
Pittsburgh player going to Israel to represent USA at ‘Jewish Olympics’
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Oct 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
Jackson Blaufeld, 16, will have a lot of representing to do when he travels to Israel next summer. Not only is the Pittsburgh Allderdice sophomore the only member of Maccabi USA’s basketball team f...
Roslyn Litman, ACLU ‘stalwart,’ leaves lasting legacy
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
Roslyn “Roz” M. Litman was physically petite, but “pound for pound and inch by inch, she was the most formidable defender of civil liberties this country has ever known,” according to her longtime ...
Metro Briefs October 14
Oct 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
The Squirrel Hill Historical Society’s next free meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Church of the Redeemer, 5700 Forbes Ave. Speaker Holly Hippensteel, assistant dean of Stude...
Tax-exempt nonprofits must be mum when it comes to choosing between candidates
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Oct 14, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
Although this holiday season happens to coincide with one of the most divisive election seasons in recent history, congregational worshippers should not expect to hear their rabbis taking sides fro...