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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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‘Sound of Jewish Music’ strikes just the right chord
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
Dance, song and stories united more than 400 Jewish women on Tuesday night, June 7, at the sixth annual “The Sound of Jewish Music” event, a project of Chabad of Pittsburgh. Organized by Chani Alte...
Pittsburgh teens travel to Israel for international athletics competition
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
Two Pittsburgh teens are traveling to Israel for an athletic adventure. Both Nathan Feinstein and Jackson Blaufeld will represent Maccabi USA at the upcoming 2017 World Maccabiah Games. The Israel-...
Metro Briefs June 16
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Rodef Shalom Congregation will commemorate the Biblical Botanical Garden’s 30th anniversary on Sunday, June 18 with the theme “Pleasing to God & Man” Taste & Smell: Spices & Incense Wild. Guests in...
Rudolph family, Joel Smalley honored at Federation Thank You Event
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
The philanthropy of the Rudolph family has touched many corners of the Steel City, but its generosity to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and its wide-ranging support of Jewish organizat...


Baby boomers challenged to preserve aging parents’ treasures
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 07, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
Adi Rapport’s mother, Betty Steinfeld, and aunt, Ruth Steinfeld, had been living in the same house on Bartlett Street in Squirrel Hill since 1948. So, when both women passed away—Betty, in 2014, an...


50 years later, ‘miraculous’ Six Day War still pivotal event
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 07, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
A West Point general reportedly once noted that, although the wars Israel fought in 1956 and 1973 are part of the cadets’ military academy curriculum, Israel’s victory in the Six Day War is not stu...
Caffeine, comfort, community are the right brew for Crazy Mocha
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 07, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
Ken Zeff is turning the paradigm of the modern coffee shop on its head. And it’s working. While so many other coffee houses — including behemoth Starbucks — are focusing on drive-throughs, mobile o...
Metro Briefs June 9
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The Men’s Philanthropy Division of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh presents “Privacy in a Digital Age” as the next event in its Conversations That Count engagement series, which is open...
‘Kill the Jews’ spelled out in pine cones in Mt. Lebanon
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 07, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
An anti-Semitic message was left last week at a residential intersection in Mt. Lebanon. “Kill the Jews!” was found spelled out in pine cones with a swastika on Tuesday morning, May 30, according t...
Point Park alum's work on 'Great Comet' nominated for Tony
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 07, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
Just last summer, Rachel Stevens was in Pittsburgh directing “Floyd Collins” and “The Spitfire Grill” for Front Porch Theatricals. Now, she is gearing up for the 71st annual Tony Awards, for which ...