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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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Controversial Zionist
by Moshe Phillips
For the Chronicle
Nov 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Tom Tugend, writing in the Nov. 2 edition of The Jewish Journal of Los Angeles, relates the amazing story of a Warsaw Ghetto Uprising:
 “One early revelation (to me) was that there were two main, s...
Five local health care teams honored
Nov 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Five local teams were recipients of the fourth annual Fine Awards for Teamwork Excellence in Health Care during an evening reception at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, Thursd...
The evolving kosher industry continues to make inroads.
by Robert Gluck/JointMedia News Service
Nov 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Lazar, an Orthodox American man transplanted to Jerusalem with his wife, is a bit of a schlemiel. He has trouble holding a job. He tries to be a tour guide for English speakers, but no one will hir...
PPT production portrays tortured life of abstract expressionist artist
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Nov 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
When Mark Rothko accepted the commission to paint a series of murals for the elegant Four Seasons restaurant in Manhattan, his aim, he famously said, was to “ruin the appetite of every son-of-a-bit...
BBYO teens take to the broomball rink for Amy’s Army
by Amy Dicker
For the Chronicle
Nov 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
The South Hills boys of BBYO, otherwise known as David Iszauk AZA Chapter #1938 (DI for short) have an informal and unofficial inside joke they like to use as a slogan when they meet: “We’re DI — w...
Yiddish revival here to attract 2013 international conference
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Nov 11, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
At first glance, 25-year-old Jaclyn Granick seems out of place, sitting at a table in the atrium of the South Hills Jewish Community Center, the sole youth surrounded by about 20 senior citizens, m...
New Jewish lecture series here
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Nov 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has released its initial speakers schedule for its new two-year lecture series, which begins this month. The schedule for the first year of the series, c...
Lawyers turn to Jewish ethics for continuing education
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Nov 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Like all attorneys licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, Lynn Snyderman is required to take 12 hours of continuing legal education (CLE) courses each year. And like many local Jewish attorneys,...
41st Designer Days held at Monroeville Convention Center  
by Jessica Svec
Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Green and blue sparkle wings attached to 6-foot tall fairies toting raffle tickets, greeted shoppers this past Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Monroeville Convention Center for the 2011 Designer Days pat...
Local events and resources promote hospice and palliative care
by Release
Nov 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
November 2011 is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and the leadership of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is encouraging citizens to increase their understanding and a...