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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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$32 billion state budget renews security for Jewish day schools
by Rachel Kurland and Toby Tabachnick
Aug 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
What has been a contentious will-they, won’t-they battle in the Pennsylvania General Assembly has now given many a brief sigh of relief. A threat to cut funding for school security in the 2018 fisc...
Back 2 School Store serves increasing number of kids
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Aug 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s nearly 90 degrees outside, but kids need winter coats. No, it’s not your Jewish grandmother making this claim; rather, it’s 300 volunteers from the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Pitt...
Educational leader says good routines at home lead to success in classroom
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Aug 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
The start of school is around the corner, and more important to a child’s success than the crayons, compass or computer so carefully procured are the patterns created at home, said David May-Stein,...
Diamond’s Kehillah La La to be community of joy
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Chuck Diamond chose the name of his new spiritual community, Kehillah La La, as a reflection of his mission: to create a community (in Hebrew, kehillah) with an emphasis on joy (“la la”). Dia...
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SUNDAY, AUG. 13 The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh will hold free Community/Congregation Security Training from 8:30 a.m. to approximately noon at Rodef Shalom Congregation. There will be ...
With medals in hand, Pittsburgh duo returns home from Maccabiah Games
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Aug 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Though the Steel City sent only two representatives to the Maccabiah Games in Israel, they returned home last week from the “Jewish Olympics” with the spoils of victory. At the conclusion of both J...
Summer sipping is easy in the Steel City
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Aug 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh may be a city of bridges, but there’s more than rivers flowing nearby. Whether from bottles, taps or cans, Steel City residents are enjoying bountiful beverages all summer long. Reflecti...
Pittsburgh woman tells story of being a hidden child in Greece
by Simone Shapiro, Chronicle Correspondent
Aug 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Prior to World War II, Greece had a thriving Jewish population with deep historical roots; its first organizaed communities were established as early as 400 B.C.E. Along with the presence of Sephar...
Community members react to potential development at Squirrel Hill gateway
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Aug 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Potential change is underway at the entrance to Squirrel Hill, as a proposal for a mixed-use retail and residential project located at 5800 Forward Ave. was put before approximately 125 community m...
Colorful Jewish Grandmother can't stop painting
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Aug 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
The only disappointment felt by the guests at Mimie Zlotnik’s art exhibit was that the brightly colored paintings — landscapes, abstracts and lovely renderings of flowers — were not for sale. That’...