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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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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 | 2 2 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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Kollel, longtime rabbi face uncertain path
by Adam Reinherz
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 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 | 10 10 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 | 9 9 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 | 8 8 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 | 8 8 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 | 7 7 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...
Unconventional mayor pulls back curtain on town’s cautious turnaround
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
John Fetterman doesn’t look much like a mayor. He prefers shorts and sneakers to suits and wingtips. His head is shaved, and his goatee is scraggly. His arms are tattooed.  But, just like for the t...
Palestinian, Israeli duo bring stories of loss, visions of future to Pittsburgh
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
For two days Robi Damelin and Bassam Aramin canvassed Pittsburgh. Divided by heritage but united in mission, the Israeli woman and Palestinian man visited Carnegie Mellon University, the Center for...
P’burgh returnee shares market vision
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The parking lot behind the former Gullifty’s Restaurant, between Beacon and Bartlett streets in Squirrel Hill, will be put to good use this summer when it becomes the site of the community’s first ...
Pittsburgh potter wants to mold Israeli minds
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
May 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Bill Strickland is still a prolific potter. Take a peek inside the ceramics studio at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild (MCG) — the nationally recognized after-school arts education center that Strickla...