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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 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 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 | 1 1 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 | 1 1 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 | 2 2 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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Metro Briefs July 10
Jul 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Rodef Shalom Congregation will hold its second free garden party on Thursday, July 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Jimmy Adler Band will play original blues. The Goldstein Entertainment Endowmen...
Summer in the city: Much to do for fun, relaxation
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
After being hammered for months last winter with snow, freezing rain, sleet and Arctic temperatures, Pittsburghers are more than eager to embrace the dog days of summer. While temperatures may be c...
Federation launches emergency Israel fund
Jul 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has launched an emergency fund to help victims of the constant barrage of rockets fired by Hamas into Israeli population centers. “Tuesday night, thousan...
Community briefing on Operation Protective Edge to be held at JCC Tuesday
Jul 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh Jewish community will gather on Tuesday, July 15  at 7 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill for a briefing on Operation Protective Edge and the current situation in I...
California Gourmet pareve chocolate chips pack a punch
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 11, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburghers who enjoy kosher baking can breathe a collective sigh of relief: There’s a new pareve chocolate chip in town. The spring of 2012 was a tough one for those who appreciate a good, choco...
Despite critics, Community Scorecard project hopes to identify major trends
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Jul 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The results are in, and according to the Pittsburgh Jewish Community Scorecard project, slightly more than half of Jewish Pittsburghers are neither natives nor were raised here, but they’ve been he...
Teens’ memorial: Sorrow, respect carry the day
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Jul 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Nearly 600 people gathered at the JCC in Squirrel Hill last week to mourn the deaths of Israeli teenagers Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach, whose bodies were found more than two weeks...
Despite Hamas rocket attacks, summer trips to the Jewish state continue
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
William Friedlander, a junior at Upper St. Clair High School, is getting excited about his upcoming trip to Israel with NCSY, an Orthodox Jewish youth group. He leaves for Israel next week, and it ...




New mural’s message makes Squirrel Hill Food Pantry even more appetizing
by Bee Schindler, Chronicle Correspondent
Jul 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Three-hundred and sixty-five days of artistry will come to life when generosity meets art at the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry Tribute Wall unveiling on Sunday, July 20. After a year of worki...
Metro Briefs July 3
Jul 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
The Senator John Heinz History Center , in preparation for an upcoming World War II exhibit opening in the spring of 2015, is seeking artifacts from the Jewish Welfare Board’s “Y Canteen” that oper...