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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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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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Gardening — it’s not just about the produce
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Tis the season for fresh and tasty homegrown veggies, but the harvest itself is not the only reason that Pittsburgh’s Jewish gardeners have a passion for planting. For Bruce Rabin, who has a lush v...
With fewer and pricier homes on the market in Squirrel Hill, real estate agents offer alternatives
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Kari Vissichelli grew up in Squirrel Hill, but when she and her husband began thinking about buying their first home, they found the housing prices there to be a bit high for their budget and not m...
Beth El helps Uganda’s Jews, down to one meal a day amidst East Africa’s famine
by Ben Sales, JTA
Jul 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Uganda’s 2,000 Jews have long maintained a modest existence. They live in the east of the country in a hilly, rural area that lacks paved roads, consistent electricity and freely running water. But...
Area woman steps into new role as Hebrew priestess
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jul 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
After 13 offerings were made among the wooded hills of Falls Village, Conn., and at the conclusion of a two-hour ceremony where hands were laid and new names were given, Keshira haLev Fife became a...
Women behind Chavurat Shirah offer lesson in DIY Judai
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jul 21, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
Less a breakaway congregation than a niche opportunity for spiritual enhancement, Chavurat Shirah is a seesaw of familiarity and innovation. The pop-up alternative styled Shabbat service, which ope...
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Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
SUNDAY, JULY 23 The National Council of Jewish Women Pittsburgh Section’s Back 2 School Store at Kingsley Association will be held on Sunday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. NCJW is committed to ens...
Newest rabbi finding his way in Steel City
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Jeremy Weisblatt may be a Philadelphia sports fan, but he has already made a solemn promise to his new congregation: If the Pittsburgh Steelers make it to the Super Bowl, he will don a Steele...
Jews working to help non-Jews, a longtime Pittsburgh tradition
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Repair the World is a relative newcomer to the Pittsburgh Jewish landscape — it established a chapter here just four years ago — but its mission to aid the underserved regardless of religious affil...
Old models of Jewish legacy institutions no longer working, say experts
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 21, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
The research and statistics are in, and the message to Jewish legacy organizations — those longstanding community institutions that historically have held fast to the status quo — is loud and clear...
Some others close, but Pittsburgh’s Moishe House thrives
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Nestled on a pleasant side street at the juncture of Squirrel Hill and Shadyside, the unassuming two-story brick house looks a lot like the others in the neighborhood. It’s what’s happening inside ...