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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...
Aug 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Local Kiwanis Club transfers endowment to Jewish Community Foundation
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jun 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 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 | 70 70 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 | 72 72 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 | 148 148 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 | 103 103 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 | 80 80 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 | 73 73 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 | 83 83 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...
‘Sound of Jewish Music’ strikes just the right chord
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
Dance, song and stories united more than 400 Jewish women on Tuesday night, June 7, at the sixth annual “The Sound of Jewish Music” event, a project of Chabad of Pittsburgh. Organized by Chani Alte...
Pittsburgh teens travel to Israel for international athletics competition
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
Two Pittsburgh teens are traveling to Israel for an athletic adventure. Both Nathan Feinstein and Jackson Blaufeld will represent Maccabi USA at the upcoming 2017 World Maccabiah Games. The Israel-...