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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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Book Review: Harmony, rhythm help move Philip Glass’ ‘Words’
by Suzanne Meyer
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 235 235 recommendations | email to a friend
In New York in the 1960s it wasn’t unusual for struggling artists to do odd jobs to make a buck until the next big break. Author Fran Lebowitz drove a taxi and still owns her vintage checkered cab....
Pittsburgh-based composer proves opera can be ‘cool and hip’
by Masha Shollar, Special to The Chronicle
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 233 233 recommendations | email to a friend
Douglas Levine began Bucknell University as a management major and switched to the music program after his freshman year. “You can imagine how traumatic that parents’ weekend was!” He never looked ...
Baring it all: Hadassah’s unique approach empowers women who have survived breast cancer
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Local survivors of breast cancer and their female family members and friends are invited by Hadassah Greater Pittsburgh to bare their breasts — and be decorated — at an upcoming event in October du...
Metro Briefs June 11
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has announced staff changes to its Oakland office. Jason Oppenheimer comes to the Federation from Denver and is Young Adult Division director. Oppenheime...
With eye to the future, Childs frames socially conscious eyewear business
by Masha Shollar, Special to The Chronicle
Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Daniel Childs was in college in Syracuse when he had an epiphany about eyewear. Even after he helped friends get discounts on high-end glasses at his father’s stores, Eyetique and 3 Guys Optical, h...
JAA’s Memory Care Programs get boost from Glen Campbell film
Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
The sniffles of the film attendees in the darkened movie theater reached a fever pitch as the country songs played behind rolling footage of an aging artist. “I have cried, and I have laughed, and ...
Pomegranate’s Nepal connection readies for trip home, thanks to fundraiser
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
When an earthquake shook Nepal in April, the water rose and floods ensued — totally damaging a local chef’s family home and surroundings. Prashant Lama’s family lost their home when their village o...
Ugandan cantor inspires CDS with songs of peace, encouragement
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
On the last day of school the floors shook. Five hundred little feet pounded against the hardwood in Community Day School’s gymnasium as large circles began to form. As 250 children danced around h...
In honor of his mother, young entrepreneur ‘bottles’ his desire to help
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Ben Kander was just 22 years old in 2012 and a graduating senior at Emory University, when his mother, Ellen Weiss Kander, died of liver cancer. The younger Kander missed his graduation ceremony in...
Leaders with a commitment to the ‘Jewish way’ are Wexner’s ‘tremendous gift’
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
They are presidents of Jewish schools and board members of Jewish organizations. They preside over committees and task forces and congregations. They are your Jewish community leaders, and many are...