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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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At Kollel event, chair of Orthodox Union urges Pittsburghers to get to know their politicians
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
American Jews must develop personal relationships with those in elected office for the sake of the security of the State of Israel, according to Howard Tzvi Friedman, the featured speaker at the Ko...
Metro Briefs May 19
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More than 50 students will put their creative problem-solving skills to the test in the first-ever Pittsburgh Jewish Day School Odyssey of the Mind Competition on Sunday, May 21 from 2 p.m. to 6:30...
Teenie Harris images of activism, resistance on exhibit at Holocaust Center
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
Charles “Teenie” Harris is best known for his photographs documenting African-American life in mid-20th century Pittsburgh. But an exhibit that opened last week at the Holocaust Center of Pittsburg...
Jewish rituals, culture can play a role in eating disorders
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
While the incidence of eating disorders among Jewish women may not be higher than in the general population, the ways to effectively treat those disorders can be uniquely tied to cultural and relig...
Memories of the Hill come alive through Blumenfeld exhibit
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 11, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 110 110 recommendations | email to a friend
Rochelle Blumenfeld has been exhibiting her art — mostly abstract paintings — since the 1950s, but her most recent show, “Hill District Paintings,” may be the most personal. The octogenarian has cr...
Lynn Cullen is the perennial performer
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
Lynn Cullen won’t stop. The one-time television news anchor, then radio talk show host and now podcaster is a perennial performer. “I love to entertain,” said Cullen, during an afternoon visit to h...
‘Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome’: Joel Grey to appear at JAA fundraiser
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
If anyone has mastered the art of aging, it’s Joel Grey. The stage and screen star whose portrayal of the enigmatic, slightly degenerate emcee in “Cabaret” defined not only the role, but set the to...
People-to-people mission to Cuba delivers
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
May 11, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
Bill Cartiff and nearly 30 other Jewish singles recently returned from a trip to Cuba. The expedition, hosted by Best-Day Adventures, a division of Ayelet Tours, was a humanitarian, people-to-peopl...
Metro Briefs May 12
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh launched a communitywide study of Jewish life and needs in the Jewish community in the greater Pittsburgh area last week. The study, the first such effor...
Food, fun, music harmonize with wild weather during Israel celebration
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 109 109 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh and its Jewish community truly showed their colors at last week’s Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration. Radiant bursts of optimism pierced a day whose ugliness featured tenebrous skies, howling wi...