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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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Rabbi proposes solutions to shrinking population
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jun 22, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh Jewish community is a shadow of its former self, but Rabbi Mark Staitman says he has solutions for the demographic decline. After juxtaposing dismal figures and depressing anecdotes,...
New group in Pittsburgh hopes to bring end to Israeli ‘occupation’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 21, 2017 | 9 9 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
A Jewish nonprofit group with the stated goal of ending the Israeli “occupation” of the Palestinians has set down stakes in Pittsburgh. IfNotNow, a national organization started by a group of mille...
Local Kiwanis Club transfers endowment to Jewish Community Foundation
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jun 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
Two local organizations have joined efforts to foster future support. The Kiwanis Club of Squirrel Hill Pittsburgh recently turned over its endowment to the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater P...
Silverman’s new special is a delightfully coarse colloquy
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jun 21, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
Cries, cringes and familiar quips are only a click away in Sarah Silverman’s new Netflix special, “A Speck of Dust.” For fans of the Jewish comedian, the one-hour, 11-minute recorded set offers nod...
Jewish community shows its pride at LGBT Equality March
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh Jewish community stood out among the tens of thousands who joined in the city’s annual EQT Equality March on June 11 and not just because of their “Love is Kosher” T-shirts. “It was ...
Appreciating and understanding the Bible, then and now
by Rabbi Jack Riemer, JNS.org
Jun 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 139 139 recommendations | email to a friend
Review Jeremiah Unterman begins “Justice for All: How the Jewish Bible Revolutionized Ethics” by highlighting two revolutions in the understanding of the Bible that have taken place in the last two...
Delish fish doesn’t have to be based on salmon
by Keri White, Special to The Chronicle
Jun 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
I’ve been experimenting with different types of fish recently. My latest strategy is to walk up to the fishmonger and ask what he or she recommends on a given day. It has never failed: The recommen...
New Light to sell building, share space with TOL*OLS
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
New Light Congregation has put its building on Forbes Avenue and Beechwood Boulevard up for sale and will be entering into an agreement to rent space from Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha on Wilkins Avenue...
Foer opens up about newest novel, ‘Here I Am,’ at Rodef Shalom
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
In Jonathan Safran Foer’s newest novel, “Here I Am,” the protagonist, Jacob Bloch, makes a telling observation about contemporary Jewish life outside of Israel: “Jewish Americans will go to any len...
Jewish Women’s Center, Squirrel Hill Health Center honored by local Islamic organization
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh bestowed awards to two organizations established by members of the Jewish community at its Humanity Day Award Ceremony on June 11. The Jewish Women’s Center of Pitt...