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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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Aaron Loether, University of Delaware graduate student, dies at 28
by Rachel Winikov, Special to The Chronicle
Jul 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA — Aaron Loether, a 28-year-old Pittsburgh native and Ph.D. student at the University of Delaware, died June 20 after a riptide carried him away from shore in Costa Rica, where he was v...
Garden Sizzler is a super summer supper
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jul 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Mujaddara without meat is a poor man’s plate. Sprinkle some kibbeh on it and you get both a historically Eastern dish and the appetizer at the NCSY Garden Sizzler. The annual summer soiree, which b...
This man almost killed Hitler: An incredible true story
by Tom Tugend, JTA
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — What if Adolf Hitler had been assassinated shortly after his armies invaded Poland to start World War II? How would global — and Jewish — history have played out? The question is not ...
Paul Shaffer’s post-Letterman act: Touring with ‘The World’s Most Dangerous Band’
by Gabe Friedman, JTA
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Paul Shaffer, sporting a gray T-shirt and a one- or two-day-old beard, is sitting in the living room of his spacious Manhattan apartment near Lincoln Center. The walls are crammed with m...
Metro Briefs June 30
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
Chronicle senior staff writer Toby Tabachnick is a first-place winner of a Simon Rockower Award for her story, “American travelers return Jewish life to secret Portuguese shul,” in the category of ...
Local women honored for health activism
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
The race is only 5 kilometers long, but three Jewish women have been running it for 25 years. Eileen Lane, Laurie Moser and Pat Siger, who in 1992 co-founded the Pittsburgh Race for the Cure, were ...
PurePenn creating a buzz in McKeesport
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
PurePenn’s recent approval by the state to grow and process medical marijuana in McKeesport is creating a definite buzz. Just go to PurePenn’s Facebook page. On June 20, just hours after the state ...
Young Arab, Druze winners of technology competition visit Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
Rima Ali, 21, is a third-year student at the University of Haifa, with a double major in law and economics. She is an accomplished musician and has six students to whom she is teaching piano. She l...
Emmy-award winning director created documentary for Classrooms Without Borders
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jun 29, 2017 | 2 2 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
When Tsipy Gur discovered Emmai Alaquiva, she knew that she had found gold. Alaquiva, an Emmy-award winning multimedia professional, “is extremely creative and someone who I am excited to work with...
Metro Briefs June 23
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
Moona, a “Space for Change,” announced the three winners of its startup accelerator program “From Idea to Implementation.” The program is supported by the U.S. Embassy Middle East Partnership Initi...