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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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Documentary aims to awaken, alarm
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
A collaboration of community organizations will screen a film that tackles an incendiary subject. “Hate Spaces: The Politics of Intolerance on Campus” is scheduled for screening at the Katz Theatre...
Community member to lead University Honors College
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Brian Primack was recently named the Bernice L. and Morton S. Lerner Chair and dean of the University of Pittsburgh’s University Honors College. Attaining the deanship, which officially began July ...
Pittsburgh ‘kid’ receives international award
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
Four decades after he first directed the sports and recreation program at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, Lenny Silberman was honored by the International Jewish Sports Hall of F...
PJ Library’s free books for kids spur Jewish connections, study finds
by Ben Sales, JTA
Jul 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Families that receive free Jewish children’s books from the Massachusetts-based PJ Library say the program has helped them feel more connected to their Jewish communities, with interfait...
Donald Robinson, 91, Pittsburgh community leader
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jul 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Donald Robinson, a man who kept crossing seas long after being a sailor, died on June 25 in Boca Raton, Fla. The philanthropic communal leader was 91. Gifted with an eye to perceive, Robinson, a li...
Metro Briefs July 7
Jul 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
Performing Arts campers are “All Shook Up” as they rehearse for upcoming performances of the musical, based on the 1957 hit Elvis Presley song of the same name. “All Shook Up, Jr.” is this year’s p...





NCJW Pittsburgh’s new leader has full slate already
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jul 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
Cristina Ruggiero is now leading the National Council of Jewish Women Pittsburgh Section. Since June 19, the Squirrel Hill resident and former University of Pittsburgh administrator has overseen th...
Aaron Loether, University of Delaware graduate student, dies at 28
by Rachel Winikov, Special to The Chronicle
Jul 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA — Aaron Loether, a 28-year-old Pittsburgh native and Ph.D. student at the University of Delaware, died June 20 after a riptide carried him away from shore in Costa Rica, where he was v...
Garden Sizzler is a super summer supper
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jul 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Mujaddara without meat is a poor man’s plate. Sprinkle some kibbeh on it and you get both a historically Eastern dish and the appetizer at the NCSY Garden Sizzler. The annual summer soiree, which b...
This man almost killed Hitler: An incredible true story
by Tom Tugend, JTA
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — What if Adolf Hitler had been assassinated shortly after his armies invaded Poland to start World War II? How would global — and Jewish — history have played out? The question is not ...