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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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Class Presents Jewelry
May 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Julie Farber and students from her jewelry class at Pittsburgh Allderdice High School are all smiles a party at Summerset at Frick Community Center on Sunday, April 27, where they gave out handmade...
Artist’s Mom Gives Tour
May 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Visiting the Heinz History Center to view the art exhibit of internationally known Pittsburgh artist Burton Morris is artist and teacher Lila Hirsch Brody, who brought some members of her art class...
Annual gala raises funds for Friendship Circle
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
People from across the Jewish community packed a ballroom at the Westin Convention Center last Sunday for an annual gala benefiting the local chapter of the Friendship Circle, a Chabad-Lubavitch pr...
Retro Review
by Hilary Daninhirsch
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Edward Lewis Wallant charted new waters with ‘The Pawnbroker’
Kollel, longtime rabbi face uncertain path
by Adam Reinherz
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Weeks after Rabbi Aaron Kagan’s announced departure from the Kollel Jewish Learning Center, plans are underway for his replacement. “The real work is starting now,” said Kagan, the Kollel’s longtim...
­­With bookstore, new arrival stacks up Squirrel Hill’s cultural offerings
by Matthew Wein
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
When Eric Ackland finally picked up the keys to his new store last week, he seemed equal parts joyful and overwhelmed. “Passover took a big chunk out of our time, and it’s been difficult to make mu...
Lawyer’s marketing push plays on stereotypes
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
By Toby Tabachnick Senior Staff Writer Criminal attorney Daniel Muessig’s Internet video ad is at once really funny and yet kind of appalling. The 2012 University of Pittsburgh law school graduate ...
‘Devil’s Arithmetic’ brings Holocaust lessons to Prime Stage
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
By Toby Tabachnick Senior Staff Writer Jane Yolen had already published more than 30 books for young adults and children — mostly in the genres of Arthurian legend and fairy tales — when she was ap...
Pennsylvania legislators consider punishing businesses with ties to Iranian energy
by Joshua Runyan
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Quick maneuvering in Harrisburg Tuesday may have advanced the state’s own contribution to the international effort to prevent the Islamic Republic of Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Senate Sta...
Course tackles family law as seen through the eyes of Jewish, civil jurisprudence
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The changing definitions of family, in both civil and Jewish law, were explored at a Continuing Legal Education class presented by the Agency for Jewish  Learning (AJL) on Friday, May 2 at Adat Sha...