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From old Jews in Miami to Trump’s first 100 days, Naomi Harris’ photos capture the heart of America
Naomi Harris walked alone into the Cleveland nightclub three weeks ago, sat down at a table, introduced herself to those seated around her and stuck her hand down her blouse. “I hope you don’t mind...
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Local lawyer recasts herself as artist
Some people are lucky enough to change life with the stroke of a brush. Sara O’Connor, a one-time lawyer in downtown Pittsburgh, did so 18 months ago with a career-altering decision. After feeling ...
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Online conversion programs create a ‘virtual chavurah,’ but can it be a real community?

Susan Bowers grew up in a “typical Protestant home” in Michigan, but her parents always encouraged their children to “question things and find their own path,” said Bowers, now 65 and living in Lak...
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At Kollel event, chair of Orthodox Union urges Pittsburghers to get to know their politicians
American Jews must develop personal relationships with those in elected office for the sake of the security of the State of Israel, according to Howard Tzvi Friedman, the featured speaker at the Ko...
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Metro Briefs May 19
More than 50 students will put their creative problem-solving skills to the test in the first-ever Pittsburgh Jewish Day School Odyssey of the Mind Competition on Sunday, May 21 from 2 p.m. to 6:30...
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Teenie Harris images of activism, resistance on exhibit at Holocaust Center
Charles “Teenie” Harris is best known for his photographs documenting African-American life in mid-20th century Pittsburgh. But an exhibit that opened last week at the Holocaust Center of Pittsburg...
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Jewish rituals, culture can play a role in eating disorders
While the incidence of eating disorders among Jewish women may not be higher than in the general population, the ways to effectively treat those disorders can be uniquely tied to cultural and relig...
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Memories of the Hill come alive through Blumenfeld exhibit
Rochelle Blumenfeld has been exhibiting her art — mostly abstract paintings — since the 1950s, but her most recent show, “Hill District Paintings,” may be the most personal. The octogenarian has cr...
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Lynn Cullen is the perennial performer
Lynn Cullen won’t stop. The one-time television news anchor, then radio talk show host and now podcaster is a perennial performer. “I love to entertain,” said Cullen, during an afternoon visit to h...
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Flags fly in Jewish Pittsburgh cemetery
May 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend
The Beth Shalom Cemetery Men's Club placed new U.S. flags at the graves of all the veterans at the congregation cemetery prior to this year's Memorial Day. The ritual, which the men's club repeats ...
Carol Leifer finds humor in a loaf of rye, and other life moments
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 151 151 recommendations | email to a friend
When stand-up comic and television writer Carol Leifer came out as a lesbian to her Long Island Jewish parents, she was already in her 40s, and had been married and divorced from a man. But she was...
Vanishing parve chips create buying frenzy for Trader Joe’s customers here
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
May 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
How much would you pay for a bag of chocolate chips?  For a case?  How about six cases? Would you believe over $650?  That is what the Kisilinsky family of Squirrel Hill shelled out for six cases o...
Packed house (of prayer)
May 24, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
A capacity audience looks on as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh perform Wednesday, May 16, in the main sanctuary of Rodef Shalom Congregation. The performa...
Descendants of refugees thank Gruber for her efforts
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
May 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
While Ruth Gruber drew a standing ovation from the crowd of 100-plus admirers Sunday, no one was happier to see the legendary 100-year-old journalist than Bob Konig. “Thank you for bringing my gran...
Chaverot Choir to perform at Women's Torah Convocation
May 22, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Women and girls are invited to the annual Shaare Torah Shavuot Women's Torah Convocation Monday, May 28, 6 p.m. Over 400 women and girls attended last year and heard words of Torah delivered by loc...
Jewish Pittsburgh artists attracting international attention
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 22, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
There is some pretty great art coming out of Jewish Pittsburgh these days. And the world is beginning to take notice. While the canvases of mixed-medium artist Zivi Aviraz are being exhibited at pr...
Doyle touts two-state solution at Pittsburgh J Street program
by Andrew Goldstein
Staff Writer
May 22, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: This a revised version of the story that appeared in the printed version of the Chronicle.) U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle didn’t align himself himself with all of J Street ideals when he spo...
NCJW leaders visit White House, talk court vacancies with president
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
May 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Christine Stone, National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) board director, and chair of the Pennsylvania Coalition for Constitutional Values, joined 150 advocates from 27 states at the White House Ma...
Metro Briefs May 17
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Ruth Gruber , a legendary writer and photojournalist who recorded efforts by Holocaust survivors to immigrate to pre-independence Palestine, will appear at a screening of the film about her life, “...