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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 | 0 0 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 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yard sale to help construct day care safe rooms in Israel
NA'AMAT women are preparing for a yard sale on Sunday, Aug. 24 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 6328 Forbes Ave. Proceeds will go to constructing safe rooms for children at day care centers in Israel. Item...
Aug 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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New South Hills collaboration creates united high school program for Jewish teens
South Hills teens, regardless of affiliation, will be offered the chance to come together to learn and socialize through a new supplemental high school Judaics program supported by several Jewish i...
Aug 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Saying No! to hatred: Vigil gives hope to peace with 15 minutes of silence
More than 40 people of faith gathered together on Aug. 6 to silently pray for world peace at what organizer Karen Hochberg dubbed “an interfaith flash vigil” at Point State Park. Hochberg, executiv...
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JAA is launching nighttime dementia program to aid sufferers and caregivers
For caregivers of family members suffering from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, nights can be rough. Dementia often has adverse affects on the sleep/wake cycle, causing many patients to “su...
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AJL’s new director of teen learning has ‘amazing’ plans for J-SITE
Courses in the films of Woody Allen or the Jewish roots of the humor of Jon Stewart and Sarah Silverman; instruction on how to build a makom kodesh from scratch, using natural resources; and the op...
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Metro Briefs August 7
Jewish Family & Children’s Service has announced two recent changes in the agency’s executive leadership staff. Dr. Jordan Golin, Psy. D., has been named chief operating officer and will also conti...
Aug 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Seeking a connection: Being Jewish in the northern suburbs has its challenges
Mars, Pa., has about as many Jewish families as Mars, the planet. Well, maybe just a few more, but they are rare. Ian Halper and his wife, Heather, moved to the Mars area in Butler County about six...
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For Chuck Greenberg, losing the Rangers, and two World Series, still stings
by Jonathan Mayo
Nov 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
He sat, watching what was once, literally, “his team,” make another run to the World Series. And his emotions, to say the least, were all over the place. “For it to be any other way would go agains...
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...