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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 2
Jun 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
Tiferet Greenfield is a new organization offering creative and meaningful courses for Pittsburgh women. Its inaugural five-week class, “Creative Writing: Composition, Poetry & Prayer,” starts on Mo...
‘Act of God’ features Point Park grad in larger-than-life role at the Pittsburgh Public Theater
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
When Ted Pappas started thinking about who would make a good God, he took off for New York City and waited at the stage door of “Forbidden Broadway” to talk to a Jewish Point Park grad who had been...
Hebrew Free Loan Association celebrates 130 years of being ‘Pittsburgh’s best kept secret’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
It was just two years ago that Lauren and Ben Mayer, both native Pittsburghers living in Squirrel Hill, were having trouble conceiving a child and weren’t sure where to turn. The infertility treatm...
G-Nome Project warps with ease and please
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
May 31, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
G-Nome Project is moving up a level. The Israeli livetronica band, which performed last week at Club Cafe, showcased a set that straddled both nostalgic notes and futuristic chords. While sliding b...
Community anticipates arrival of newborn, hopes to perform rare mitzvah
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 31, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
No one knows exactly when Rebecca is due to give birth, but there are lots of people who are really hoping that it’s a boy. That’s because Rebecca, a young female donkey who lives on Cabinwood Farm...
Shavuot in the Steel City offers ample opportunities for study
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
May 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
For generations dating to the time of the Second Temple, Jews have stayed up late to study Torah on Shavuot night. This year will be no different, asvarious organizations, synagogues and centers wi...
Metro Briefs May 26
May 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 121 121 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh will present its communitywide all-night study session on Tuesday, May 30 beginning at 10 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill. Choose fr...
‘The Wedding Plan’: a Haredi rom-com with a spiritual bent
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 145 145 recommendations | email to a friend
The trailer for “The Wedding Plan” leads one to believe the film is a light-hearted rom-com about a zany plot to get hitched, hatched by an unmarried Orthodox Israeli woman with a lot of pluck. But...
Day school students compete in their first Odyssey of the Mind tournament
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 119 119 recommendations | email to a friend
Because competitions are typically held on Saturdays, students at Pittsburgh’s three Jewish day schools have been unable to participate in Odyssey of the Mind, an international creative problem-sol...
CMU’s Allan Meltzer, economist extraordinaire
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Special to The Chronicle
May 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
Allan Meltzer, the internationally renowned economist and esteemed Carnegie Mellon University professor, died on May 8 at the age of 89. Meltzer was a pioneer for policy reform, a prolific author, ...