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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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Hillel JUC’s new Israel Fellow has unique take on Palestinian conflict
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Sep 27, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
While Israel Defense Forces (IDF) fought, killed ‘and were killed by’ Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, Aharon David related to his enemy in a very different way. He gave them medical treatment. “We ...
Pittsburgh ponies up $150K for Israeli wilderness youth group
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Sep 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburghers raised $150,000 this year to support an Israeli program that takes Jewish youth back to nature and gives them a sense of ownership in their country. The fundraising for the program, k...
20-somethings turn out for erev Rosh Hashana party
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Sep 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
The Carnegie Museum Café was the setting Sunday night for a New Year’s Eve-style Rosh Hashana event designed for young Jews looking for an alternative way to connect with their heritage. From 8:30 ...
Holocaust Testimony Project assures voices of survivors won’t be lost
by Abby Gordon, Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
The Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh celebrated its 30th anniversary last week by releasing The Holocaust Testimony Project — a two-disc DVD set preserving the firsth...
Joint Jewish Education Program begins school year with new hope
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
More then 120 religious school students gathered at Rodef Shalom Congregation Sunday, Sept. 9, as part of a groundbreaking day for two area congregations. It was the first day of religious school a...
Breaking the fast and staying in control on Yom Kippur
by Deborah Beck Busis, For the Chronicle
Sep 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA — Eating reasonably during Yom Kippur break fast can be challenging.  Many people think it’s reasonable to eat whatever they want, in whatever quantity they want.  But they can easily ...
Metro Briefs September 13
Sep 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh Councilman Corey O’Connor has requested that the city extend the courtesy of a “no ticketing” policy for street cleaning during Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, as well as Sukkot and Simchat...
Jewish Studies Program takes look at Squirrel Hill
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Sep 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Studies Program (JSP) at the University of Pittsburgh is kicking off a community/academic project to study the city’s only predominantly Jewish neighborhood. JSP is launching the Squirre...
Graffiti artists support Israel with mural project at Pitt
by Lindsay Dill, Chronicle photos
Sep 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
Graffiti artists Jimmy “Gloss Black” (left), of Philadelphia; “BROKER” (middle), of New York; and COL (right), of New York, paint interpretations of Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s tomato soup can, Thursd...
Dayan: Israel would strike Iran if sanctions fail
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Sep 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
A major general in the Israeli army said the Jewish state would launch a pre-emptive strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities as a last resort, if sanctions fail and no other steps are taken to pre...