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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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Harris’ ‘Dreyfus’ may be best book yet of infamous incident
by Neal Gendler
For the Chronicle
Jul 29, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
The conviction of Alfred Dreyfus was so outrageous that it polarized France and indirectly led to the rebirth of Jewish nationhood. In her new book, “Dreyfus: Politics, Emotion and the Scandal of t...
Jewish duo energizes hip-hop scene
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jul 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Some of the most cutting edge dance music this year is coming from Pittsburgh, and its creators are two self-proclaimed mensches. Isaac “B-Tips” Goldszer and Danny “Longarms” Lanoff met last year a...
Six Squirrel Hill block parties for National Night Out
Jul 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
A half a dozen Squirrel Hill households will mark the 28th annual National Night Out with block parties Tuesday, Aug. 2. The gatherings are an opportunity for neighbors to meet, socialize and commu...
Knitting program to provide comfort items for women of Karmiel-Misgav
by Angela Leibowicz
Community/Web Editor
Jul 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
When Pittsburgh’s Jewish women get on a project, they go all out. This year, Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh will refocus efforts in their “Keep ’em in Stitches”...
USPS mechanical snafu delays Chronicle delivery to thousands
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jul 21, 2011 | 9 9 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Thousands of Jewish Chronicle subscribers were days late in receiving last week’s edition because a new processing machine at a U.S. Postal Service station on the East End, which is supposed to inc...
Three rabbis bike around U.S. for Friendship Circle
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jul 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s a sight uncommon to Pittsburgh, much less rural America: three rabbis donned in beards, kippot, tzizit, and … bike gear. Native Pittsburgher, Rabbi Dani Saul, along with former Pittsburgh Yesh...
Patriot games: Is Captain America too American?
by Simcha Weinstein
JTA
Jul 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- In March 1941 -- nine months before the attack on Pearl Harbor impelled America to enter the Second World War -- one colorful American hero already had joined the battle: Captain Americ...
Yes or no: Will Youkilis play on Yom Kippur?
by Jon Marks
Jewish Exponent
Jul 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA — Kevin Youkilis says he truly doesn’t know what he would do if faced with the same dilemma as Hank Greenberg, Sandy Koufax and Shawn Green. What if the Boston Red Sox are scheduled fo...
Top Jewish pick in 2011 baseball draft, Linsky may pass Sherry mark
by Jonathan Mayo
Jul 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Gerrit Cole, the Pirates top draft pick, may have been the first overall selection of the Major League Baseball Draft held early last month, but for us, the No. 1 pick was none other than Lenny Lin...
Mentor support equals teacher retention in Pittsburgh
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jul 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
A good teacher is hard to find, and maybe harder to keep. As the nation’s economy continues to sag, local Jewish day schools are fighting to retain their teachers through professional support, even...