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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...
Aug 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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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
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...
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Back 2 School Store serves increasing number of kids
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...
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Kurtz Center, run by Jewish therapists, to expand sex therapy here
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Aug 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
A team of Jewish sex therapists has started a center where they hope to treat patients and train new therapists in their specialty. Drs. Robert Schwartz, a principal partner in the practice, and Sh...
Metro Briefs August 23
Aug 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
The Hazon Cross-USA Rid e, the 10-week Seattle-to-Washington, D.C., bike trip that included stops in Wheeling, W.Va., and Pittsburgh, concluded its 3,600-mile trek in the nation’s capital last week...
Israeli youth play here; say tennis has changed their lives
by Angela Leibowicz, Community/Web Editor
Aug 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
The Israel Tennis Centers showcased some of the Jewish state’s up and coming young players Monday, Aug. 20, during an exhibition event at a Squirrel Hill residence. Sara and James Guttman hosted th...
Law professor, morticians weighing in on Wasserman lawsuit
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Aug 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
The success or failure of Rabbi Daniel Wasserman’s lawsuit against the state to freely perform religious funerals without a funeral director present could hinge on a rarely invoked state law, a Duq...
BBYO teens from Pittsburgh made community service trip to Bulgaria
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Aug 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
Five area teens from the Keystone Mountain Region of BBYO recently returned from a trip to Bulgaria, where they learned about Jewish life in the former communist country, and performed a variety of...
Hadassah eyes its future on eve of organization’s centennial
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Aug 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
As Hadassah members nationwide prepare for the women’s Zionist organization’s Centennial Convention in Jerusalem in mid-October, Hadassah of Greater Pittsburgh is in the midst of preparing for its ...
Hazon Cross-USA Ride combines Judaism, environment and cycling
by Ilana Yergin, For the Chronicle
Aug 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
Bicyclists participating in the Hazon Cross-USA Ride arrived in Pittsburgh late afternoon Wednesday, Aug. 8, and rested in the evening in preparation for a busy day on Thursday, exploring Pittsburg...
Conference to explore changing environment for congregations
Aug 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
Four national Jewish organizations will sponsor a conference in Pittsburgh to provide support for small synagogues struggling to survive in a changing communal environment. The conference, called “...
Metro Briefs August 16
Aug 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
Steven Cohen , a leading sociologist whose current research focuses on the emerging patterns of Jewish identity and community among Jews in their 20s and 30s, will be the next speaker in the “Conve...
Hillel JUC has strategies to engage more students in Jewish life on campus
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Aug 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
Incoming Jewish freshmen have not yet unpacked their bags or begun to get settled into their University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University dorms, but the folks at Hillel Jewish University...