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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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Electric, hybrid cars could spur more coal usage
by Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Isn’t the interest in electric cars and plug-in hybrids going to spur increased reliance on coal as a power source? And is that really any better than gasoline/oil in terms of envir...
Despite age and distance, local doctor saves lives in Haiti
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Steve Fisher has been a doctor since 1966, but in January 2010 he experienced a new type of medicine altogether: voodoo. Fisher, 70, of Squirrel Hill, was in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on a Salvation A...
Hillel students visit hospital, explore differences in health care among nations
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
From Congress to water coolers, health care is a heated topic of discussion these days. To gain some perspective, the students at the Hillel Academy’s Girls High School are engaged in a six—week, m...
Israeli mime uses acting, humor to teach Judaica
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
In the span of one hour, Ofer Goren transformed himself from King Ahashuerus, to Haman, to Mordechai — and all without saying a single word. Not bad for one of Israel’s few, and perhaps best known,...
Israeli defense company wins $300 million contract for the Australian Defense Force
by JTA
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
An Israeli defense company won a $300 million contract to develop a cutting-edge command and communications system for the Australian Defense Force. The Haifa-based Elbit Systems, one of the world’...
Holocaust survivor’s testimony told through needle and thread
by By Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Most people look back at the Holocaust like a nightmare told in drab black and white. But Esther Krinitz remembered it — brutality and all — in dazzling color. The Holocaust survivor, who passed aw...
Israeli teens speak in ‘Through My Eyes’
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
So what would you think a group of teenagers from the Galilee would talk about when they get in front of a camcorder? Surprise! It’s not the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It’s not even Iran. They’r...
'My Tale of Two Cities' opens in Pittsburgh
by Release for Chronicle
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
“My Tale of Two Cities,” a film by Pittsburgher Carl Kurlander, will begin its theatrical release at the SouthSide Works Cinema from March 19 to 25. The film kicks off its hometown run with a speci...
At JOFA conference, passion shifts to women’s leadership
by Ben Harris
JTA
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — The last time the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance organized a conference at Columbia University, in 2007, Israeli activist Tova Hartman electrified a crowd of several hundred with her ...
JCC loses to Career Connections in final game for six seniors
by By Zachary Weiss
Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Career Connections squeaked by the Jewish Ccmmunity Center in the finals of the Greater Pittsburgh Interscholastic Basketball League, winning by a score of 62-61. Career Connections guard Dan Vaugh...