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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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Pitching phenom Tanner Jacobson is poised for promise
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jun 02, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
When speaking with Tanner Jacobson, get ready for a changeup. The herculean phenom, who struck out 47 batters in 31 innings for Pittsburgh Allderdice this season, is nothing like his fastball, whic...
Flavors fly at rooftop restaurant
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jun 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
For kosher-keeping Jews in Pittsburgh, supping on beef carpaccio at a swanky rooftop restaurant is rarer than a paleron. But for one night at Hotel Monaco downtown last week, halachically observant...
Israeli archaeologist uncovers history for local listeners
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jun 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
For members of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community, a bit of history was unearthed this week with a visit from Dr. Gabriel Barkay. The Israeli archeologist and educator was in town to discuss his work on...
Metro Briefs June 2
Jun 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
Tiferet Greenfield is a new organization offering creative and meaningful courses for Pittsburgh women. Its inaugural five-week class, “Creative Writing: Composition, Poetry & Prayer,” starts on Mo...
‘Act of God’ features Point Park grad in larger-than-life role at the Pittsburgh Public Theater
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
When Ted Pappas started thinking about who would make a good God, he took off for New York City and waited at the stage door of “Forbidden Broadway” to talk to a Jewish Point Park grad who had been...
Hebrew Free Loan Association celebrates 130 years of being ‘Pittsburgh’s best kept secret’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jun 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
It was just two years ago that Lauren and Ben Mayer, both native Pittsburghers living in Squirrel Hill, were having trouble conceiving a child and weren’t sure where to turn. The infertility treatm...
G-Nome Project warps with ease and please
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
May 31, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
G-Nome Project is moving up a level. The Israeli livetronica band, which performed last week at Club Cafe, showcased a set that straddled both nostalgic notes and futuristic chords. While sliding b...
Community anticipates arrival of newborn, hopes to perform rare mitzvah
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 31, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
No one knows exactly when Rebecca is due to give birth, but there are lots of people who are really hoping that it’s a boy. That’s because Rebecca, a young female donkey who lives on Cabinwood Farm...
Shavuot in the Steel City offers ample opportunities for study
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
May 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
For generations dating to the time of the Second Temple, Jews have stayed up late to study Torah on Shavuot night. This year will be no different, asvarious organizations, synagogues and centers wi...
Metro Briefs May 26
May 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 117 117 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh will present its communitywide all-night study session on Tuesday, May 30 beginning at 10 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill. Choose fr...