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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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Metro Briefs April 14
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
The Waldman International Arts & Writing Awards reception will be held on Wednesday, April 19 at 7 p.m. at the Holocaust Center, at 826 Hazelwood Ave. The student winners from the Pittsburgh area a...
Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha seeks community collaboration
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 16, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
Things are looking up at Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha, according to the congregation’s president, Michael Eisenberg. Despite the shrinking membership, budget issues and other challenges faced by so man...
Virtual Seminar at Holocaust Center livestreams survivor
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
With the number of Holocaust survivors diminishing each year, there is urgency in getting their firsthand accounts out to as many people as possible. Such is the philosophy behind the Holocaust Cen...
Muslim, Jewish comedians offer a harmony of laughs
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
Some jokes have more than a grain of truth: some have a whole lafa. Over the course of two 30-minute sets, Scott Blakeman and Dean Obeidallah, both of Standup for Peace, entertained Jewish and Musl...
Duquesne University to offer Jewish studies
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
Beginning this fall, Duquesne University will offer a minor in Jewish studies. The announcement was made by Marie Baird and Mark Frisch, faculty members at the private Catholic university. The 15-c...
Local expert unpacks Syrian conflict for World Affairs Council
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
Just hours after a deadly chemical weapon attack killed at least 70 people and wounded at least 300 in the rebel-held province of Idlib, Professor Ross Harrison was at the Duquesne Club delivering ...
Metro Briefs April 7
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
The 125th anniversary of the “Battle of Homestead” will be commemorated this year with a series of events, kicking off on April 6 at 7 p.m. at the Bost Building, 623 E. 8th Ave., Homestead, with a ...
Downtown photo exhibit lets viewers ‘remember Pittsburgh’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
From 1978 to 1982, Pittsburgh native David Aschkenas spent his days photographing the Steel City. That was before the digital age, when a photographer would set up his camera, complete with bellows...
Pittsburgh woman ‘charged up’ over new career
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 06, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
Dara Stern does not fit the profile of the typical trade school student. As a 40-year-old Jewish woman, with college degrees, the longtime Pittsburgher stands out among a sea of mostly young white ...
Local civic leaders discuss faith and politics
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
Like loving but spatting spouses, church and state have a strange yet storied history. Three Pittsburgh politicians alluded to that murky relationship last week during a panel discussion titled, “C...