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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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Jew in the City tackles stereotypes head-on
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Allison Josephs’ first impression of Orthodox Jews was formed in her childhood, based on her secular physician father’s complaints about treating his Chasidic patients. He would come home after wor...
For these two nuns, Holocaust education has always come first
by Simone Shapiro, Chronicle Correspondent
May 06, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
Some people are motivated by a desire for money; others for adulation and fame. Some people do good when others are watching but turn away if no one is looking. Others, like the righteous gentiles ...
Candidates offer starkly contrasting perspectives
by Dave Rullo, Special to The Chronicle
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: This story has been updated.) Pittsburgh school district candidates Kirk Burkley and Lynda Wrenn presented their vision for District 4 on Thursday, April 30, at the Jewish Community...
Briskin’s furs for the homeless provide street-level luxury
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
To Ken Briskin, a garment made of fur is far more than a luxury. It can save a life. Briskin, the owner of Briskin Furs in Aspinwall, has been repurposing old fur pieces to help warm the homeless f...
Gold on the Galilee: Israeli kayaker comes of age, eyes Olympics
by Orit Arfa, JNS.org
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 202 202 recommendations | email to a friend
Three years ago, kayaking coach Roei Lev found aspiring Olympian Ilya Podpolnyy crying on the steps of the Jordan Valley Sprint Kayak Club overlooking the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee). Podpolnyy, then...
London benefactor grooming tennis champs in Israel — and he has a prized pupil
by Howard Blas, JTA
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 192 192 recommendations | email to a friend
Can Yishai Oliel become Israel’s version of tennis champion Novak Djokovic? London businessman David Coffer is hoping the Ramle teenager can someday join such heady company — and he’s backing up hi...
Metro Briefs April 30
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
On Sunday, May 3 Pittsburgh will have more than the Dick’s  Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon to celebrate. Partnership2Gether (P2G) — a program that links Pittsburgh with Karmiel and Misgav, the ...
New PTS head supports divestment, but has ‘open mind’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 30, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
The incoming president of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a proponent of divestment from Israel, but what effect his views will have on future clergy who attend the graduate theological scho...
Newcomer Kaplan seeks to unseat incumbent O’Connor
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 30, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
On May 19, residents of Pittsburgh’s District 5 will select between political newcomer Kimberly Kaplan, 24, of Squirrel Hill and incumbent Corey O’Connor, 30, of Swisshelm Park in the Democratic pr...




Israelis, Pittsburghers to unite in upcoming marathon
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 29, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
After an overseas flight, what better way to relax than run 26.2 miles in a hilly foreign city? On May 3, 10 Israeli runners from Karmiel and the Misgav region will be doing just that. The group, a...