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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...
Aug 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Aug 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish Pittsburgher markets Lammily; new option for doll lovers
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
For Nickolay Lamm, average is beautiful. The Community Day School alumnus, and current Greenfield resident, who set out last year to show the world what a Barbie doll would look like with the typic...
Gilboa to speak at Beth Shalom about healthy choices for kids
Mar 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Congregation Beth Shalom will hold the next event in its annual Health Initiative lecture series Monday, March 10. Dr. Deborah Gilboa will lead a discussion entitled “Help Kids Take Responsibility ...
Pittsburgh Jews to take part in Good Deeds Day 2014
Mar 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Pittsburgh will participate in Good Deeds Day 2014, an international day of volunteering, Sunday, March 9. It’s the second year Pittsburgh has participated in the daylong event. Founded in I...
Area boy bakes bread to support food bank
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Twelve-year-old Noah Hertzman is turning dough into dough-nations. During after school hours and on weekends, Noah receives bread orders through his website, Dough-Nation.net , loads ingredients in...
Metro Briefs March 6
Mar 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Father Patrick Desbois , author of “The Holocaust by Bullets: A Priest’s Journey to uncover the Truth Behind the Murder of 1.5 Million Jews,” will speak about his book, and his experiences, Tuesday...
Jewish life thrives in this tiny Central American republic
by Simone Shapiro, For the Chronicle
Mar 02, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Shabbat in Pittsburgh: Do you look out the window thinking, “Nineteen degrees, the streets are full of ice and snow, the roads are slushy and slippery, and with the wind chill it’s 8 degrees. Do I ...
Pittsburgh rabbi among faith leaders arrested protesting poverty for UPMC workers
Feb 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Ron Symons of Temple Sinai was among the 10 clergy from the Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN) to be arrested Thursday after refusing to leave UPMC’s headquarters at the USX Tower,...
Pittsburgh woman promoting peace process at OneVoice
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Jamie Kessler believes most Israelis and Palestinians are moderates. She also believes most of them want peace. That’s why the 25-year-old Pittsburgh native and program assistant for OneVoice is he...
Thousands of Jews brainstorm online to build the future
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
For 96 hours, 2,135 people from 70 countries created 2,280 online posts during an unprecedented “jam session” last week aimed at securing a thriving Jewish future. The brainstorming marathon was or...
Community Scorecard has soft rollout in Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Feb 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
The numbers are in, and what they show could lead to better planning to sustain and grow Jewish Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Jewish Community Scorecard, an online tool that allows its users to review...