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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 February 12
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 132 132 recommendations | email to a friend
Living & Learning , a service of Squirrel Hill Psychological Services, will hold a program on interfaith family dynamics on Monday, Feb. 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Temple David in Monroeville, located ...
In first, expat author Ruby Namdar wins Israel’s leading literary prize
by Beth Kissileff, JTA
Feb 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 212 212 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel’s biggest literary prize, the Sapir Prize, has the drama and mystery of a lottery. The identity of the judges remains secret until shortly before the ceremony, when they meet for an early di...
Ariel Kleiman back at Sundance with feature debut, a dark drama
by Anthony Weiss, JTA
Feb 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 200 200 recommendations | email to a friend
PARK CITY, Utah — Sporting a droopy mustache and a sheepish smile, and dressed auteur-casual in a cloth jacket, rolled-up pants and work boots, nothing about filmmaker Ariel Kleiman’s appearance su...
One man’s remarkable comeback from brain trauma: ‘I was just lucky’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 04, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 140 140 recommendations | email to a friend
If you have to be the victim of a subarachnoid hemorrhage of the right vertebral artery — an “often fatal, but usually debilitating, event” — it’s good to be Yitzchak Francus. The Squirrel Hill res...
‘Rebuilding people’ has become the mantra of these pain specialists
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 141 141 recommendations | email to a friend
Paula J., 57, a fitness instructor in Pittsburgh who specializes in plyometrics (jump training), boot camp and Zumba, sustained a painful knee injury while teaching a class six years ago. When she ...
Metro Briefs February 5
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Cantor Henry Shapiro , spiritual leader at Parkway Jewish Center, after a long career of performing and studying Jewish music, is presenting his own Friday evening musical Shabbat service filled wi...
Royalty in America? Exploring the world of U.S. ambassadors
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Feb 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 132 132 recommendations | email to a friend
So you think you want to be an American ambassador to a foreign country? It might be easier to get elected president. To become an ambassador, you’re either going to have to work your way up throug...
Cuba’s Jewish community mirrors rest of country’s struggling population
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend
The flight from Miami to Havana lasts less than an hour, but when a recent delegation from Pittsburgh went to the island nation of Cuba last month, its members felt they had entered a completely di...
For egg donor recipients, this organization is indeed a Jewish blessing
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 04, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 127 127 recommendations | email to a friend
Hannah married her husband, Nathan, when she was 36 years old, and though they tried for seven years, they could not conceive a child. After attempting five in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles usin...
‘Axe’ loved sports, but for the longtime Post-Gazette reporter, family always came first
by Jamar Thrasher, Special to The Chronicle
Jan 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 125 125 recommendations | email to a friend
In his last story for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, beloved University of Duquesne fan and sportswriter Phil Axelrod wrote about the victory the Duquesne Dukes basketball team had over Abilene Chris...