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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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Metro Briefs June 16
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
Rodef Shalom Congregation will commemorate the Biblical Botanical Garden’s 30th anniversary on Sunday, June 18 with the theme “Pleasing to God & Man” Taste & Smell: Spices & Incense Wild. Guests in...
Rudolph family, Joel Smalley honored at Federation Thank You Event
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
The philanthropy of the Rudolph family has touched many corners of the Steel City, but its generosity to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and its wide-ranging support of Jewish organizat...


Baby boomers challenged to preserve aging parents’ treasures
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 07, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
Adi Rapport’s mother, Betty Steinfeld, and aunt, Ruth Steinfeld, had been living in the same house on Bartlett Street in Squirrel Hill since 1948. So, when both women passed away—Betty, in 2014, an...


50 years later, ‘miraculous’ Six Day War still pivotal event
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 07, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
A West Point general reportedly once noted that, although the wars Israel fought in 1956 and 1973 are part of the cadets’ military academy curriculum, Israel’s victory in the Six Day War is not stu...
Caffeine, comfort, community are the right brew for Crazy Mocha
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 07, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
Ken Zeff is turning the paradigm of the modern coffee shop on its head. And it’s working. While so many other coffee houses — including behemoth Starbucks — are focusing on drive-throughs, mobile o...
Metro Briefs June 9
Jun 07, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
The Men’s Philanthropy Division of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh presents “Privacy in a Digital Age” as the next event in its Conversations That Count engagement series, which is open...
‘Kill the Jews’ spelled out in pine cones in Mt. Lebanon
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 07, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
An anti-Semitic message was left last week at a residential intersection in Mt. Lebanon. “Kill the Jews!” was found spelled out in pine cones with a swastika on Tuesday morning, May 30, according t...
Point Park alum's work on 'Great Comet' nominated for Tony
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 07, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
Just last summer, Rachel Stevens was in Pittsburgh directing “Floyd Collins” and “The Spitfire Grill” for Front Porch Theatricals. Now, she is gearing up for the 71st annual Tony Awards, for which ...
Pitching phenom Tanner Jacobson is poised for promise
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jun 02, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
When speaking with Tanner Jacobson, get ready for a changeup. The herculean phenom, who struck out 47 batters in 31 innings for Pittsburgh Allderdice this season, is nothing like his fastball, whic...
Flavors fly at rooftop restaurant
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jun 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
For kosher-keeping Jews in Pittsburgh, supping on beef carpaccio at a swanky rooftop restaurant is rarer than a paleron. But for one night at Hotel Monaco downtown last week, halachically observant...