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Animal rights pioneer, a Holocaust survivor, encourages respect, obligation
Alex Hershaft was one of the lucky ones. He managed to survive the cage that was the Warsaw Ghetto. Later, he experienced survivor’s guilt, wondering why he had lived when so many others had died. ...
Aug 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Agency focuses on growing Jewish learning
With its eye on the changing demands posed by a future vastly different from the educational world in which it was created, the Agency for Jewish Learning has concluded its two-year initiative to e...
Aug 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Circus of the Kids
For the second year in a row, the Circus of the Kids has come to the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill for four days of workshops with local kids, leading up to a short run of performances t...
Aug 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Briefs August 21
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Volunteer Center is partnering with the United Way by recruiting for its “Be a Middle School Mentor” program. Contact Jenny Jones, volunteer center coo...
Aug 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Chutz-Pow!’ gives Holocaust heroes the ‘Superman’ treatment
Spider-Man, Superman and Jewish survivors of the Holocaust really do have something in common. “Chutz-Pow! Superheroes of the Holocaust,” a Pittsburgh-based publication, has turned the lives of Pit...
Aug 22, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Delivering hope: Two rabbinical students make the most of their prison road trip
Yaakov Yehudah Raskin, 20, and Tani Rapoport, 21, had some free time this summer. They decided to spend it in prison. The two rabbinical students had a few weeks open before starting their final ye...
Aug 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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At long last, calming waters come to Temple Ohav Shalom with three new hires
It’s hard enough for a congregation to transition after its rabbi leaves. Add to that the departure of a youth advisor/music director and a mandate to hire a new full-time religious school director...
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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At 40 years, PPT’s birthday gift to itself is ‘The Glass Menagerie’
Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” is a “memory play,” a term coined by the playwright himself. “Memory,” Williams wrote in the script describing the first scene, “is seated predominantly in...
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sophie Masloff: ‘She was the conscience of our city’
Mayor Sophie Masloff would often open an appearance with the greeting: “It’s great to be here. But at my age, it’s great to be anywhere.” That was typical Masloff, an unassuming, self-deprecating J...
Aug 20, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Talks to bring Moishe House to Pittsburgh on hold despite successes
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Jun 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO — Ben Levinson, 28, was born and raised in St. Louis. He returned after college to find most of the Jewish friends he grew up with had moved away. That’s not unusual: St. Louis is one...
Former Pittsburgher became ‘Big in China’
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jun 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Alan Paul is a rock star, playing with his blues band Woodie Alan in front of crowds of thousands, appearing on TV and blaring from radios. So why haven’t you heard of him? Well, because he does it...
Hollywood writer: Pittsburgh could be filmmaking mecca
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jun 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
As Neil Diamond put it, “L.A.’s fine, the sun shines most of the time, and the feeling is laid-back.” Yeah. And there’s the Pacific Ocean. And great restaurants. And don’t even get started on the s...
Rauh Jewish Archives adds photographs to Historic Pittsburgh
by Release
Jun 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Rauh Jewish Archives of the Heinz History Center has added photographs from the Richard E. Rauh Collection to Historic Pittsburgh, an online photo archive, maintained by the University of Pittsburg...
Men’s Clubs launch Scotch boycott here
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jun 24, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Dr. Ira Unger loves Scotch, but not more than he loves Israel. That’s why, at his daughter’s recent high school graduation party, he chose to serve bourbon over his preferred Scottish single malt. ...
Gilad Shalit film to premiere here, marking fifth year of soldier’s captivity
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jun 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The family and friends of Gilad Shalit keep a constant vigil in a structure on the street behind the Jerusalem home of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. They are in incessant anguish. On J...
Jewish Family & Children's Service receives Kovod Award for website
by Release
Jun 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Family & Children's Service of Pittsburgh was selected by the Association of Jewish Family and Children's Agencies as the recipient of the coveted annual Kovod Award for excellence in agency...
Squirrel Hill Food Pantry gets $8,000 grant
by Release
Jun 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Squirrel Hill Food Pantry has received a $8,000 grant from MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, a national, nonprofit agency that allocates donations from the Jewish community to prevent and allevia...
Let Cuban be Cuban, and look at all the fun we have
by Jonathan Mayo
Jun 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Can a gazillionaire really be considered a David to someone else’s Goliath? In this case, yes. It might be difficult to think of Pittsburgh’s own Mark Cuban in the role of the underdog, but that’s ...
Ladino-singing DeLeon makes for summertime party
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jun 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Bright melodies and danceable rhythms feel good in any language. That’s a message DeLeon thrives upon with its new album “Casata,” out June 14 on JDub Records. The CD has 11 tracks that flow with t...