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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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Paul Caplan tells a distinguished tale
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
May 24, 2017 | 3 3 comments | 117 117 recommendations | email to a friend
Paul Caplan doesn’t want you to know his age, but he is happy to tell you his life story. Like the look of the teller himself, the tale is remarkably distinguished. Caplan, a retired internist and ...
New book exposes ‘Willful Blindness’ in connection with murder conviction of local rabbi’s son
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
A decades-old murder case involving the son of a local rabbi is again garnering attention as a new book examines the discrepancies of Charles “Zeke” Goldblum’s life sentence for a crime that many s...
Shavuot is the season of blintzes
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
May 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
Various explanations are offered as to why Jews consume dairy products on Shavuot. Some scholars cite the scriptural passage from Exodus 3:8 referring to “a land filled with milk and honey” as a sy...
‘Dirty Dancing’ brings to the stage more music, more politics and ‘a lot more dancing’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 18, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
Eleanor Bergstein recalls arriving with her family at the famed Grossinger’s resort in the Catskills when she was a child in the early 1960s and heading straight to the one location that seemed to ...
From old Jews in Miami to Trump’s first 100 days, Naomi Harris’ photos capture the heart of America
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
Naomi Harris walked alone into the Cleveland nightclub three weeks ago, sat down at a table, introduced herself to those seated around her and stuck her hand down her blouse. “I hope you don’t mind...
Local lawyer recasts herself as artist
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 106 106 recommendations | email to a friend
Some people are lucky enough to change life with the stroke of a brush. Sara O’Connor, a one-time lawyer in downtown Pittsburgh, did so 18 months ago with a career-altering decision. After feeling ...




Online conversion programs create a ‘virtual chavurah,’ but can it be a real community?
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 18, 2017 | 4 4 comments | 107 107 recommendations | email to a friend
Susan Bowers grew up in a “typical Protestant home” in Michigan, but her parents always encouraged their children to “question things and find their own path,” said Bowers, now 65 and living in Lak...
At Kollel event, chair of Orthodox Union urges Pittsburghers to get to know their politicians
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 106 106 recommendations | email to a friend
American Jews must develop personal relationships with those in elected office for the sake of the security of the State of Israel, according to Howard Tzvi Friedman, the featured speaker at the Ko...
Metro Briefs May 19
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 50 students will put their creative problem-solving skills to the test in the first-ever Pittsburgh Jewish Day School Odyssey of the Mind Competition on Sunday, May 21 from 2 p.m. to 6:30...
Teenie Harris images of activism, resistance on exhibit at Holocaust Center
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
Charles “Teenie” Harris is best known for his photographs documenting African-American life in mid-20th century Pittsburgh. But an exhibit that opened last week at the Holocaust Center of Pittsburg...