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Family fund continues charitable work in memory of legacy founders
The Sylvia & Martin Snow Charitable Foundation, operating as the Sylvia & Martin Snow Family Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation, recently announced the recipients of its 2017 Program Grants. Thirtee...
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Calendar August 18
FRIDAY, AUG. 18 – SUNDAY, AUG. 27 Front Porch Theatricals will present the second and final show of its 2017 “Journeys & Tall Tales” season, “Big Fish,” a Broadway musical about fathers and sons an...
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Stanton Heights baseball reunion covers all the bases
It was a much simpler time, a time when young boys filled their summers by riding their bikes to Sunnyside Field and spent all day playing baseball. Their parents were elsewhere, but that doesn’t m...
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Philanthropist Thomas R. Kline makes mark here
A Jewish philanthropist from Philadelphia has given Duquesne University School of Law $7.5 million — the largest individual gift in the law school’s history — to establish a first-of-its-kind cente...
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Dor Hadash to relocate to Beth Shalom
After seven years of dwelling under the same roof, Congregation Dor Hadash will be parting ways with Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Congregation and moving into Congregation Beth Shalom. Dor Hadash, a Re...
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Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh condemns white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Va.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh condemns in the most powerful terms the violent acts of white supremacy and all forms of bigotry, intolerance and anti-Semitism, that occurred at the whi...
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Day schools still face budget challenges in coming year
Pittsburgh’s three Jewish day schools continue to grapple with funding issues, although they are now in better financial shape overall than they were last year. Private Jewish day schools nationwid...
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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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Morgantown rabbi says reinvent Jewish education to keep kids motivated
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Sep 07, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
The first full-time pulpit for Rabbi Joe Hample was the kind of congregation few rabbis get to experience. In fact, it wasn’t a congregation at all — not in the traditional sense.   Hample served t...
Metro Briefs September 6
Sep 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
Randy Grossman , tight end for the Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1970s, will be inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum during an induction ceremony, Sunda...
Sideman plans outreach to Jews, non-Jews as consul general
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Sep 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Yaron Sideman arrived in Philadelphia last week to assume the post of consul general of Israel to the Mid-Atlantic region, serving Pennsylvania, Ohio, Delaware, Kentucky and southern New Jersey. As...
Graffiti artists to support Israel with mural project this week at Pitt
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Sep 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
There is a cultural war being waged against Israel, and some defenders of the Jewish state are fighting back with cans of spray paint. Three graffiti artists who support Israel — because Israel sup...
New Light to unveil Shoa monument Sunday at Shaler Twp. cemetery
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Sep 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Jonathan Perlman hopes a new monument to the Holocaust, which will be unveiled this Sunday at New Light Cemetery, in Shaler Township, will stir new interest in the Jewish tradition of visitin...
Malone to be honored at JNF’s Tree of Life Award Dinner
Aug 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish National Fund (JNF) will host its annual Tree of Life Award Dinner at the Omni William Penn Hotel Wednesday, Sept. 5. The event will honor David J. Malone, president and CEO of Gateway Finan...
Breast density notification bill held up in committee In Senate committee  
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Aug 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
A bill pending before the state Legislature could lead to more breast cancer screening for women — especially Ashkenazi Jewish women — at higher risk for developing the disease. But the bill, and i...
Rodef Shalom upgrades accessibility for hearing impaired
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Aug 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
Rodef Shalom Congregation has made two updates to its synagogue building this month. An audio induction loop, also known as a hearing aid loop, was installed in the main sanctuary and two additiona...
Metro Briefs August 30
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JPN, Pittsburgh’s young Jewish professionals network , will host its first happy hour of the season, Monday, Sept. 10, 5:30 p.m., at Cohen & Grigsby, P.C., 
625 Liberty Ave., Downtown. JPN provides...
Pittsburgh man a key witness in Youlus sentencing
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Aug 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
When Robert Kushner purchased a Torah from Rabbi Menachem Youlus in 2001 to donate to Beth El Congregation of the South Hills, he could not have foreseen that 11 years later he would be asked to be...