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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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Italian teaching philosophy works in Jewish preschools
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The northern Italian city of Reggio Emilia may be far removed from Pittsburgh, but a 67-year-old teaching philosophy that arose from the city’s devastation after World War II is having an impact on...
Community weighs in on proposed expansion of Rite Aid building
by Ron Kaplan
Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Only 10 years old, the Rite Aid building in Squirrel Hill may be expanded by two floors if the developer receives approval from the City of Pittsburgh. Advocates of the project laid out their plans...
Jews support city resolution to oppose anti-Shariah bill
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 12, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish leaders backed a Pittsburgh City Council measure to oppose Pennsylvania House Bill 2029, which has become known as “the anti-Shariah law bill.” Council passsed the resolution by a unanimous ...
Community adult learning
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Interested in learning 300 ways to ask the four questions? Perhaps studying the Napoleonic Sanhedrin of 1807 is more your thing. How about taking a tour of the Rauh Jewish Archives at the Heinz His...
Jews learn about Shariah
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Twenty Pittsburgh attorneys, including many Jews, turned out Monday, Feb. 27, to learn about Shariah law in a one-time, three-hour course offered by the Agency for Jewish Learning, in partnership w...
Metro Briefs March 8
Mar 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Thirty-two top federation leaders from across the country took part in JFNA’s Prime Minister’s Council Mission to Greece and Israel this month. Participants received behind-the-scenes views of both...
Jewish Chronicle celebrates its past by covering the future
by Lee Chottiner
Mar 07, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Well, we made it! The Jewish Chronicle is 50 years old as of today, March 8, the same day our first issue came out a half-century ago. We know, we know … we don’t look a day over 40. It hasn’t alwa...
CWB to host lecture on Jewish Berlin
Mar 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Classrooms without Borders will present Shalmi Barmore, a historian and educator for lecture, Monday, March 12, at Rodef Shalom Congregation. His topic will be, “Berlin: A City Haunted by History a...
Jewish Faculty Forum developing minor in Holocaust studies at Duquesne U.
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 01, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Alan Rosen did not look like the typical Duquesne University professor. With his untidy grey beard, yamulke, and the traditional dark suit and white shirt of the ultra-Orthodox, he stood in stark c...
Cranberry Jewish Community established; group files for nonprofit status
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
About 18 months ago, Jack Cohen and Michael Berman, who had been childhood friends, began reaching out to see if other Jews lived in Cranberry. To their pleasant surprise, they found more people th...