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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 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 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 | 0 0 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 | 0 0 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 | 1 1 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 | 1 1 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 | 0 0 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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Saying No! to hatred: Vigil gives hope to peace with 15 minutes of silence
More than 40 people of faith gathered together on Aug. 6 to silently pray for world peace at what organizer Karen Hochberg dubbed “an interfaith flash vigil” at Point State Park. Hochberg, executiv...
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JAA is launching nighttime dementia program to aid sufferers and caregivers
For caregivers of family members suffering from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, nights can be rough. Dementia often has adverse affects on the sleep/wake cycle, causing many patients to “su...
Aug 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local universities approach hate speech in different ways
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Nov 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Incidents such as the one at Kent State University, in which a tenured professor shouted “death to Israel” during a lecture by a former Israeli diplomat, are rare, if not unheard of, in Pittsburgh....
Brain Builders helps stem cognitive decline
Nov 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Brain Builders Club, a project of the Jewish Family & Children’s Service, has released a series of statistics it says demonstrates that the project is helping to stem cognitive decline in local sen...
Chasidic women dance night away  
by Ilana Yergin
Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 23, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
On a chilly Tuesday night, Nov. 15, across the hall from the boys’ basketball practice, the Tzohar Seminary for Chassidus and the Arts held what turned into an invigorating musical performance from...
For Chuck Greenberg, losing the Rangers, and two World Series, still stings
by Jonathan Mayo
Nov 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
He sat, watching what was once, literally, “his team,” make another run to the World Series. And his emotions, to say the least, were all over the place. “For it to be any other way would go agains...
Controversial Zionist
by Moshe Phillips
For the Chronicle
Nov 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Tom Tugend, writing in the Nov. 2 edition of The Jewish Journal of Los Angeles, relates the amazing story of a Warsaw Ghetto Uprising:
 “One early revelation (to me) was that there were two main, s...
Five local health care teams honored
Nov 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Five local teams were recipients of the fourth annual Fine Awards for Teamwork Excellence in Health Care during an evening reception at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, Thursd...
The evolving kosher industry continues to make inroads.
by Robert Gluck/JointMedia News Service
Nov 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Lazar, an Orthodox American man transplanted to Jerusalem with his wife, is a bit of a schlemiel. He has trouble holding a job. He tries to be a tour guide for English speakers, but no one will hir...
PPT production portrays tortured life of abstract expressionist artist
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Nov 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
When Mark Rothko accepted the commission to paint a series of murals for the elegant Four Seasons restaurant in Manhattan, his aim, he famously said, was to “ruin the appetite of every son-of-a-bit...
BBYO teens take to the broomball rink for Amy’s Army
by Amy Dicker
For the Chronicle
Nov 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
The South Hills boys of BBYO, otherwise known as David Iszauk AZA Chapter #1938 (DI for short) have an informal and unofficial inside joke they like to use as a slogan when they meet: “We’re DI — w...
Yiddish revival here to attract 2013 international conference
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Nov 11, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
At first glance, 25-year-old Jaclyn Granick seems out of place, sitting at a table in the atrium of the South Hills Jewish Community Center, the sole youth surrounded by about 20 senior citizens, m...