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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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Day of Giving set for Oct. 4
Sep 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish nonprofit organizations will be among some 500 entities participating Tuesday, Oct. 4, in this year’s Pittsburgh Day of Giving, supported by the Pittsburgh Foundation. Community residents ar...
Parking policy in place for holidays
Sep 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The City of Pittsburgh will again extend the courtesy of a no ticketing policy for street cleaning and/or early trash placement during Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Sukkot and Simchat Torah. City Counc...
Tracking brisket
by Angela Leibowicz
Community/Web Editor
Sep 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Today’s brisket recipes don’t look much like those from the 1900s. Looking back at Jewish Pittsburgh’s contributions, one thing is clear: brisket was pretty dull and most likely didn’t get the kind...
Rabbi raised near Pittsburgh led services at Flight 93 chapel
by Abby Gordon
Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 18, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
When Rabbi Fredric Pomerantz led a nondenominational memorial prayer service Sunday at the Flight 93 Interfaith Memorial Chapel near Shanksville, the experience unfortunately enough, was familiar t...
Pittsburgh breakdancer makes it his business
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Sep 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
What happens when a nice Jewish boy, with a good head for business, develops a penchant for breakdancing? Just ask Pittsburgh native Barry Rabkin, who has been street dancing since he was 14 years ...
Federation centennial display opens at JCC
Sep 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has unveiled a 14-panel history display, to be on exhibit throughout the month of September in the American Jewish Museum of the Jewish Community Center,...
Local man inspired New Jersey girl’s bat mitzva project
by Ilana Yergin
Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Adina Falk was so inspired by a friend’s bat mitzva project that she wanted to find a way to give back in honor of her big day as well. So the 12-year-old girl decided to write “I Say,” a song abou...
Temple Sinai celebrates 65 years
Sep 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Sixty-five years ago this past August, David Glick made a motion “to announce the beginning of a new congregation in Pittsburgh to be known as Sinai. That motion was ratified at an opening meeting ...
Richardson going to Cuba to seek freedom for Gross
by JTA
Sep 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Bill Richardson, who has secured the release of imprisoned Americans, is traveling to Cuba in an attempt to free Jewish contractor Alan Gross. Gross' American lawyer, Peter Kahn, said...
Book supplier’s closing reflects hard times in Jewish book biz
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Sep 08, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
For the last 12 years, Kathy Macdonald and her business partner, Jane Rosenberg, have run SayFair Books, supplying Judaic books to synagogue gift shops, Jewish Community Centers and Hebrew schools ...