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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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Educational leader says good routines at home lead to success in classroom
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,...
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Diamond’s Kehillah La La to be community of joy
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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Calendar August 11
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 ...
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With medals in hand, Pittsburgh duo returns home from Maccabiah Games
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...
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Summer sipping is easy in the Steel City
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...
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Metro Briefs September 27
Sep 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Aish Campus Pittsburgh will present two noted historians in a presidential debate, Monday, Oct. 29, 8 p.m., at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill. “America & Israel at Risk,” as the debat...
Obama, Romney hold conference calls with American rabbis
by Staff and wire reports
Sep 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
In efforts to reach out to Jewish voters, President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney both held conference calls with American rabbis over the High Holy Days. In his call, Thursday, Sept. 20, Romne...
Hillel JUC’s new Israel Fellow has unique take on Palestinian conflict
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Sep 27, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
While Israel Defense Forces (IDF) fought, killed ‘and were killed by’ Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, Aharon David related to his enemy in a very different way. He gave them medical treatment. “We ...
Pittsburgh ponies up $150K for Israeli wilderness youth group
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Sep 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburghers raised $150,000 this year to support an Israeli program that takes Jewish youth back to nature and gives them a sense of ownership in their country. The fundraising for the program, k...
20-somethings turn out for erev Rosh Hashana party
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Sep 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
The Carnegie Museum Café was the setting Sunday night for a New Year’s Eve-style Rosh Hashana event designed for young Jews looking for an alternative way to connect with their heritage. From 8:30 ...
Holocaust Testimony Project assures voices of survivors won’t be lost
by Abby Gordon, Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
The Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh celebrated its 30th anniversary last week by releasing The Holocaust Testimony Project — a two-disc DVD set preserving the firsth...
Joint Jewish Education Program begins school year with new hope
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
More then 120 religious school students gathered at Rodef Shalom Congregation Sunday, Sept. 9, as part of a groundbreaking day for two area congregations. It was the first day of religious school a...
Breaking the fast and staying in control on Yom Kippur
by Deborah Beck Busis, For the Chronicle
Sep 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA — Eating reasonably during Yom Kippur break fast can be challenging.  Many people think it’s reasonable to eat whatever they want, in whatever quantity they want.  But they can easily ...
Metro Briefs September 13
Sep 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh Councilman Corey O’Connor has requested that the city extend the courtesy of a “no ticketing” policy for street cleaning during Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, as well as Sukkot and Simchat...
Jewish Studies Program takes look at Squirrel Hill
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Sep 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Studies Program (JSP) at the University of Pittsburgh is kicking off a community/academic project to study the city’s only predominantly Jewish neighborhood. JSP is launching the Squirre...