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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 | 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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Isaak hopes to ‘tailor make’ programs for small Jewish communities
by By Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Apr 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WHEELING, W.Va. — One week after Ofer Goren, the Israeli mime, performed at Temple Shalom here, the national director of the organization that sent him came to town to plan future programs and to p...
British lawmakers: Israel ‘buying’ political influence
by JTA
Apr 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
LONDON — Two British lawmakers accused supporters of Israel of “buying” influence in the Conservative Party. Both used anti-Semitic stereotypes in their statements, reportedly made last week, which...
Legislators propose restoring Shoa education funding to state budget
by By Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Two Pennsylvania lawmakers from opposite ends of the state are hoping to roll back a budget cut from last year that axed funding for Holocaust education. State Rep. Matt Bradford, a Montgomery Coun...
Census pushes for high participation, crosses language barriers
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 02, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Since 1790, the U.S. Census has aimed to create an accurate count of the country’s people. But that effort is only effective if said people participate. According to Census Chief Robert M. Groves, ...
‘188th Crybaby Brigade’ shows human side of Israeli army
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Apr 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
To everyone who picks up a copy of “The 188th Crybaby Brigade: A Skinny Jewish Kid from Chicago Fights Hezbollah,” by Joel Chasnoff, beware: You may not expect what you’re about to read. Many of yo...
JF&CS provides Passover foods to Holocaust survivors
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Since 1997, Sandy Budd has been directing national funds from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany to an ever-shrinking group of Holocaust survivors in Pittsburgh. Budd, who is ...
Diller Teen Fellows in Pittsburgh; build Jewish identity, leadership
by Staff and Releases
Mar 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
A group of 19 Israeli teens and their four chaperons have wrapped up a week-long Pittsburgh visit as part of the Diller Teen Fellows North American Seminar. The visit was part of the extensive, one...
With seed help, niche camps hope to draw more young Jews
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Mar 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- While most kids who attend Jewish overnight camps this summer will ship off to rural settings, a handful will find themselves in the concrete jungle of Manhattan engaged in what could b...
Discussion on new Jerusalem construction halted
by JTA
Mar 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- All discussions over new construction in Jerusalem have been frozen, according to reports. Meetings of the Interior Ministry's Regional Planning and Building Committee have been postpo...
Conservative Judaism set to open first shul in Australia
by Dan Goldberg
JTA
Mar 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
SYDNEY, Australia -- It began with a small ad placed in the Melbourne edition of the Australian Jewish News by John Rosenberg, a Jewish professor who liked neither the constraints of Orthodoxy nor ...