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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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The message is simple: In a minyan, girls count
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Special to The Chronicle
Apr 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 116 116 recommendations | email to a friend
“Almost a Minyan” is a picture book by Lori S. Kline, a Pittsburgh native currently living in Texas. In the book, an unnamed tween girl’s father regularly attends services in their small town, alwa...
Bend the Arc develops Pittsburgh presence
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 26, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
Local Jews are countering President Donald Trump’s agenda. Operating under the banner Bend the Arc: Pittsburgh, the group, one of several branches within Bend the Arc’s network, is committed to gat...
Baseball opera with Pittsburgh roots destined to be a hit
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 115 115 recommendations | email to a friend
It might not have been evident to just anyone, but to Daniel Sonenberg, the tale of a baseball player from Pittsburgh who rose to greatness in the Negro Leagues in the 1930s and 1940s “was an obvio...
Metro Briefs April 28
Apr 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
The Rauh Jewish History Program & Archives at the History Center and the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh invite the community to “The Gift of Art: Exploring Community Through Art and ...
Neil Sedaka, nostalgia will be featured at Heinz Hall
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 26, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
At 78, Neil Sedaka is still a prolific composer of new pop songs as well as classical works. But when the singer/songwriter who gave us “Laughter in the Rain” takes the stage at Heinz Hall May 12-1...
Rabbi Levy’s legacy, still relevant today, to be celebrated at Rodef Shalom
Apr 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
In many ways, Rabbi J. Leonard Levy was ahead of his time. During his 16-year tenure as the spiritual leader of Rodef Shalom Congrega-tion, from 1901 until his death in 1917, Levy emphasized issues...
Eyetique’s Norman Childs focuses on a new path, new challenges
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
Norman Childs, the visionary behind Eyetique, has prescribed a new life for himself. Retirement, and a return to projects that for years received peripheral attention due to Eyetique’s demands, wil...
Yinzers hopes to add ‘Wow!’ factor to the Strip
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 26, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
Yinzers is going downtown after Mike Feinberg Company closed. The move signals the end of one iconic Pittsburgh purveyor and the rise of another Steel City supplier. After nearly 60 years of sellin...
JHF collaboration with Israeli hospital leads to major success
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
The fruits of a partnership between the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Israel’s Clalit Health Services — the largest of four government-contracted HMOs — took eight years to ripen, but the ultima...
Rabbi Akiva made the Jews who they are today, says biographer Holtz
by David Holzel, Special to The Chronicle
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 172 172 recommendations | email to a friend
It happened that Rabbi Eliezer, Rabbi Yehoshua, Rabbi Elazar ben Azaryah, Rabbi Akiva and Rabbi Tarfon were reclining in B’nai B’rak. They were discussing the Exodus from Egypt all that night, unti...