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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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Three Rivers Klezmer Festival “Neshome” concert to benefit East End Cooperative
Mar 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Rodef Shalom Congregation will sponsor the Three Rivers Klezmer Festival “Neshome” concert to benefit the East End Cooperative ministries, Thursday, March 20, 8 p.m., at the synagogue, 4905 Fifth A...
UPMC, Israeli company partner on brain-mapping work
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Mar 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
A collaboration between the Israeli company ElMindA, and the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program, has generated research results that could lead to better concussion assessments and more effect...
Women tell theirs, Old City’s stories in new IMAX film
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Mar 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
If you love the City of David, then the giant screen documentary, “Jerusalem,” is a must-see motion picture. But not for the reasons you may think. Presented by National Geographic Entertainment, t...
Jacobs: Reform temples must adapt to new realities
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Mar 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
As Rabbi Rick Jacobs took the bima in the Temple Emanuel of South Hills chapel last Thursday, Feb. 27, to address Reform rabbis, cantors and lay leaders from across the region, the composition of h...
Rabbi, other clergy, arrested while taking message to UPMC chief
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Mar 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Ten clergy members, including Rabbi Ron Symons of Temple Sinai, were arrested for trespassing last Thursday at UPMC headquarters while protesting the wages the regional health care giant pays its l...
Israeli, Palestinian speakers talk peace at OneVoice program
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 07, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Two young men — one Israeli, one Palestinian — sat together on stage at Rodef Shalom Congregation’s Levy Hall Monday, March 3, beseeching a generally older crowd to join them in their support for a...
‘Cupcakes’ a sweet opening to this year’s JFilm Festival
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
This year’s JFilm festival will open with a good laugh instead of a dark drama. “Cupcakes,” an Israeli comedy, which garnered positive reviews from the Jerusalem Post, will be the opening night mov...
Federation wires support to Ukraine
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh wired $25,000 to the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) to provide immediate assistance to the Ukrainian Jewish community. This represents even m...
Arrest made in deaths of two sisters
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Members of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office arrested Allen Darrel Wade, 43, Wednesday afternoon on an arrest warrant for the deaths of Susan and Sarah Wolfe...
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...