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Yeshiva staff goes back to school with Carlow collaboration
A pilot program that saw a collaboration between the Orthodox Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh and Carlow University — a Catholic university in Oakland — not only succeeded in providing valuable instr...
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Kosher food could be game changer for Penn State
With about 5,000 Jewish students at Penn State — almost 10 percent of its total enrollment — it’s a bit surprising that the university in State College has not offered a kosher dining option as par...
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$32 billion state budget renews security for Jewish day schools
What has been a contentious will-they, won’t-they battle in the Pennsylvania General Assembly has now given many a brief sigh of relief. A threat to cut funding for school security in the 2018 fisc...
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Back 2 School Store serves increasing number of kids
It’s nearly 90 degrees outside, but kids need winter coats. No, it’s not your Jewish grandmother making this claim; rather, it’s 300 volunteers from the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Pitt...
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Educational leader says good routines at home lead to success in classroom
The start of school is around the corner, and more important to a child’s success than the crayons, compass or computer so carefully procured are the patterns created at home, said David May-Stein,...
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Diamond’s Kehillah La La to be community of joy
Rabbi Chuck Diamond chose the name of his new spiritual community, Kehillah La La, as a reflection of his mission: to create a community (in Hebrew, kehillah) with an emphasis on joy (“la la”). Dia...
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Calendar August 11
SUNDAY, AUG. 13 The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh will hold free Community/Congregation Security Training from 8:30 a.m. to approximately noon at Rodef Shalom Congregation. There will be ...
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With medals in hand, Pittsburgh duo returns home from Maccabiah Games
Though the Steel City sent only two representatives to the Maccabiah Games in Israel, they returned home last week from the “Jewish Olympics” with the spoils of victory. At the conclusion of both J...
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Summer sipping is easy in the Steel City
Pittsburgh may be a city of bridges, but there’s more than rivers flowing nearby. Whether from bottles, taps or cans, Steel City residents are enjoying bountiful beverages all summer long. Reflecti...
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Pittsburgh woman tells story of being a hidden child in Greece
by Simone Shapiro, Chronicle Correspondent
Aug 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Prior to World War II, Greece had a thriving Jewish population with deep historical roots; its first organizaed communities were established as early as 400 B.C.E. Along with the presence of Sephar...
Community members react to potential development at Squirrel Hill gateway
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Aug 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Potential change is underway at the entrance to Squirrel Hill, as a proposal for a mixed-use retail and residential project located at 5800 Forward Ave. was put before approximately 125 community m...
Colorful Jewish Grandmother can't stop painting
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
The only disappointment felt by the guests at Mimie Zlotnik’s art exhibit was that the brightly colored paintings — landscapes, abstracts and lovely renderings of flowers — were not for sale. That’...
Compounding pharmacist lends personal touch to health, wellness, beauty
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Susan Merenstein may not have discovered the Fountain of Youth, but — to borrow a phrase from the film “When Harry Met Sally” — I’ll have what she’s having. At 58, Merenstein, a compounding pharmac...
Bend the Arc, partnering with controversial Muslim group, counters street harassment
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
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Rachel Kranson still remembers the time she was the victim of anti- Semitic slurs when she was just 11, walking home from shul one day. But it is not the slurs themselves that sting most in Kranson...
Chillent gives it their all with debut album, ‘Jewish Soul Stew’
Aug 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
“Funkbrengen” sounds great, even better as a song than as a verbally discordant portmanteau. “Funkbrengen” is a snappy, jitterbug-inducing instrumental, and it’s the final tune on Chillent’s debut ...
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Aug 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
SUNDAY, AUGUST 6 For women only. All women welcome. A free event at Bnai Emunah Chabad on Aug. 6 , at 7 p.m. 4315 Murray Ave., next to PNC Bank in Greenfield. A travelogue will be given by Libby Za...
Local rabbis disagree on Conservative prohibition against officiating at interfaith weddings
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 28, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
When Rabbi Alex Greenbaum stood under the chuppah with a young congregant and the non-Jewish man who was becoming her husband earlier this summer, he was not “officiating” the ceremony. He couldn’t...




Krause Commons elicits communal excitement
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jul 28, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Krause Commons elicits communal excitement By Adam Reinherz | Staff Writer Even without a single brick laid, excitement has been building around the soon-to-be-constructed Seymoure and Corinne Krau...
New rabbi given ticket to ride at Greensburg congregation
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jul 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Holding the pulpit at Congregation Emanu-El Israel may be an early stop for Rabbi Stacy Petersohn, but the California native seems poised to succeed. Having arrived in Greensburg by way of the West...