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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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Iran oversight advances after last-minute negotiations
by Melissa Apter
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
In the end, Maryland’s newly ascendant junior senator got what he wanted. The unanimous passing Tuesday of the Iran Nuclear Review Act of 2015, referred to colloquially as the Corker bill after its...
ZOA, CAMERA target Post-Gazette for anti-Israel bias
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 15, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish groups singled out the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for rebuke, calling the daily newspaper out for purported anti-Israel bias in its editorials. In a letter addressed to Post-Gazette publisher a...
Ayelet Tsabari’s award-winning stories reflect Yemenite background, global outlook
by Beth Kissileff, JTA
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 186 186 recommendations | email to a friend
Ayelet Tsabari acted as a child and teen, appearing in Habima’s youth performances in Israel, a commercial and some student films. Although Tsabari no longer acts, the author of the award-winning “...
Metro Briefs April 9
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
The Western Pennsylvania Auxiliary for Exceptional People will host a post-Passover luncheon for its regular members and the Jewish Singles Special Needs Group on Sunday, April 12 from noon to 2 p....




Lifelong connections, call to action drive Diller Teen Fellows
Apr 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
There was a lot about his visit to Pittsburgh that Zohar Mattatia found compelling, he said, including a tour of the Andy Warhol Museum and a visit to “all different kinds of synagogues.” But while...
‘Etty,’ the play: from Amsterdam to Auschwitz
by Simone Shapiro, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
Classrooms Without Borders is offering the opportunity to step back in time to spend an evening with a bright, young Dutch Jew, Etty Hillesum, who was murdered in Auschwitz in 1943 at the age of 29...




Knitters, crocheters find nirvana at city’s popular festival
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Apr 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
Entering the ballroom of the Westin Convention Center on Sunday, March 29 was like walking into a rainbow, surrounded by splashes of kaleidoscopic color from every angle. More than 70 vendors fille...
‘Passport to Israel,’ scholarships help make teen trips to Israel a reality
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
Organized teen travel to Israel is among the top predictors for strong Jewish engagement into adulthood, according to several recent studies, but those trips can be pricey, ranging from $5,000 to m...
Iran agreement met with mix of jeers, doubt from most Jewish groups
by Dmitriy Shapiro
Apr 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli politicians and American Jewish organizations were nearly unanimous this week in voicing concern and skepticism about the framework nuclear agreement reached between a U.S.-led coalition of...
Boundless commitment keeps Pittsburgh’s eruv boundary in check
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Shimon Silver knows he is annoying the motorists that trail him as he drives below the speed limit on Forbes Avenue near the Carnegie Mellon University soccer field. “That’s just too bad,” he...