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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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Compounding pharmacist lends personal touch to health, wellness, beauty
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Susan Merenstein may not have discovered the Fountain of Youth, but — to borrow a phrase from the film “When Harry Met Sally” — I’ll have what she’s having. At 58, Merenstein, a compounding pharmac...
Bend the Arc, partnering with controversial Muslim group, counters street harassment
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Rachel Kranson still remembers the time she was the victim of anti- Semitic slurs when she was just 11, walking home from shul one day. But it is not the slurs themselves that sting most in Kranson...
Chillent gives it their all with debut album, ‘Jewish Soul Stew’
Aug 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
“Funkbrengen” sounds great, even better as a song than as a verbally discordant portmanteau. “Funkbrengen” is a snappy, jitterbug-inducing instrumental, and it’s the final tune on Chillent’s debut ...
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Aug 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
SUNDAY, AUGUST 6 For women only. All women welcome. A free event at Bnai Emunah Chabad on Aug. 6 , at 7 p.m. 4315 Murray Ave., next to PNC Bank in Greenfield. A travelogue will be given by Libby Za...
Local rabbis disagree on Conservative prohibition against officiating at interfaith weddings
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 28, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
When Rabbi Alex Greenbaum stood under the chuppah with a young congregant and the non-Jewish man who was becoming her husband earlier this summer, he was not “officiating” the ceremony. He couldn’t...




Krause Commons elicits communal excitement
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jul 28, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Krause Commons elicits communal excitement By Adam Reinherz | Staff Writer Even without a single brick laid, excitement has been building around the soon-to-be-constructed Seymoure and Corinne Krau...
New rabbi given ticket to ride at Greensburg congregation
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jul 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Holding the pulpit at Congregation Emanu-El Israel may be an early stop for Rabbi Stacy Petersohn, but the California native seems poised to succeed. Having arrived in Greensburg by way of the West...
Gardening — it’s not just about the produce
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Tis the season for fresh and tasty homegrown veggies, but the harvest itself is not the only reason that Pittsburgh’s Jewish gardeners have a passion for planting. For Bruce Rabin, who has a lush v...
With fewer and pricier homes on the market in Squirrel Hill, real estate agents offer alternatives
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Kari Vissichelli grew up in Squirrel Hill, but when she and her husband began thinking about buying their first home, they found the housing prices there to be a bit high for their budget and not m...
Beth El helps Uganda’s Jews, down to one meal a day amidst East Africa’s famine
by Ben Sales, JTA
Jul 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Uganda’s 2,000 Jews have long maintained a modest existence. They live in the east of the country in a hilly, rural area that lacks paved roads, consistent electricity and freely running water. But...