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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 Shaffer’s post-Letterman act: Touring with ‘The World’s Most Dangerous Band’
by Gabe Friedman, JTA
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Paul Shaffer, sporting a gray T-shirt and a one- or two-day-old beard, is sitting in the living room of his spacious Manhattan apartment near Lincoln Center. The walls are crammed with m...
Metro Briefs June 30
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
Chronicle senior staff writer Toby Tabachnick is a first-place winner of a Simon Rockower Award for her story, “American travelers return Jewish life to secret Portuguese shul,” in the category of ...
Local women honored for health activism
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
The race is only 5 kilometers long, but three Jewish women have been running it for 25 years. Eileen Lane, Laurie Moser and Pat Siger, who in 1992 co-founded the Pittsburgh Race for the Cure, were ...
PurePenn creating a buzz in McKeesport
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
PurePenn’s recent approval by the state to grow and process medical marijuana in McKeesport is creating a definite buzz. Just go to PurePenn’s Facebook page. On June 20, just hours after the state ...
Young Arab, Druze winners of technology competition visit Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Rima Ali, 21, is a third-year student at the University of Haifa, with a double major in law and economics. She is an accomplished musician and has six students to whom she is teaching piano. She l...
Emmy-award winning director created documentary for Classrooms Without Borders
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jun 29, 2017 | 2 2 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
When Tsipy Gur discovered Emmai Alaquiva, she knew that she had found gold. Alaquiva, an Emmy-award winning multimedia professional, “is extremely creative and someone who I am excited to work with...
Metro Briefs June 23
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Moona, a “Space for Change,” announced the three winners of its startup accelerator program “From Idea to Implementation.” The program is supported by the U.S. Embassy Middle East Partnership Initi...
Rabbi proposes solutions to shrinking population
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jun 22, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh Jewish community is a shadow of its former self, but Rabbi Mark Staitman says he has solutions for the demographic decline. After juxtaposing dismal figures and depressing anecdotes,...
New group in Pittsburgh hopes to bring end to Israeli ‘occupation’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 21, 2017 | 9 9 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
A Jewish nonprofit group with the stated goal of ending the Israeli “occupation” of the Palestinians has set down stakes in Pittsburgh. IfNotNow, a national organization started by a group of mille...
Local Kiwanis Club transfers endowment to Jewish Community Foundation
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jun 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 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...