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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...
Aug 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Aug 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
SUNDAY, JULY 23 The National Council of Jewish Women Pittsburgh Section’s Back 2 School Store at Kingsley Association will be held on Sunday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. NCJW is committed to ens...
Newest rabbi finding his way in Steel City
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Jeremy Weisblatt may be a Philadelphia sports fan, but he has already made a solemn promise to his new congregation: If the Pittsburgh Steelers make it to the Super Bowl, he will don a Steele...
Jews working to help non-Jews, a longtime Pittsburgh tradition
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Repair the World is a relative newcomer to the Pittsburgh Jewish landscape — it established a chapter here just four years ago — but its mission to aid the underserved regardless of religious affil...
Old models of Jewish legacy institutions no longer working, say experts
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 21, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
The research and statistics are in, and the message to Jewish legacy organizations — those longstanding community institutions that historically have held fast to the status quo — is loud and clear...
Some others close, but Pittsburgh’s Moishe House thrives
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Nestled on a pleasant side street at the juncture of Squirrel Hill and Shadyside, the unassuming two-story brick house looks a lot like the others in the neighborhood. It’s what’s happening inside ...
Israel Bonds to honor Lynne Jacobson
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Lynne S. Jacobson will receive the Anne Copeland Remembrance Award during the Israel Bonds Pittsburgh Women’s Council 17th annual Chai Tea on Monday, July 31 at 1:30 p.m. in the rose and perennial ...
Lawmakers protest vacancies in anti-Semitism office
by Rachel Winicov | Special to the Chronicle
Jul 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA — The Trump administration’s hesitance to appoint someone to the Office of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism has created a nationwide movement to fill the role, wit...
Metro Briefs July 14
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh will present Ross Harrison, professor of international affairs at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service on “The Middle East: Understanding the Regi...
Documentary aims to awaken, alarm
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
A collaboration of community organizations will screen a film that tackles an incendiary subject. “Hate Spaces: The Politics of Intolerance on Campus” is scheduled for screening at the Katz Theatre...
Community member to lead University Honors College
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Brian Primack was recently named the Bernice L. and Morton S. Lerner Chair and dean of the University of Pittsburgh’s University Honors College. Attaining the deanship, which officially began July ...