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‘Painting by Numbers: 32B, 34C, 36D’: Women become living canvases for cancer awareness
At first, most were shy that afternoon last September, modestly folding their arms over their bare breasts. But it wasn’t long before the 23 women who volunteered to have their chests painted to ra...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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For Jerry Seinfeld, the laughs just keep on coming
If Jerry Seinfeld’s bits seemed familiar to his fans at the Benedum Center last Saturday night, they didn’t appear to notice. Or if they did notice, they didn’t care. Seinfeld, who has been enterta...
May 25, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anti-Israel sentiment does little to deter college-bound students
Brown University was not a very friendly place this past year for its pro-Israel students. Last January, anti-Israel protestors at Brown disrupted a conversation about Jewish identity that featured...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Noteworthy teachers get the call as Unsung Jewish Heroes
With much applause, communal honorees were celebrated for lacking acclaim. At Sunday’s annual Unsung Jewish Heroes Celebration, 20 educators were heralded for their sound fidelity with pronouncemen...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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JCC Biennial celebrates history, looks to future

BALTIMORE — A delegation from Pittsburgh joined more than 500 other representatives of Jewish Community Centers from around the world in Baltimore last week for the JCCs of North America Biennial. ...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Conversation about Israel takes center stage at Rodef Shalom
Daniel Gordis began his address to supporters of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh last week by announcing that what was about to happen within the walls of Rodef Shalom Congregation was ...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel independence day


May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Proud Jew’ Richard Lewis ‘honored’ to be JAA performer
Richard Lewis opens the telephone interview with a self-deprecating riff on why he was six minutes late calling, blaming the tardiness first on Siri (an Apple computer program that works as a perso...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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JCPA takes Pittsburghers to Cleveland for social justice
Pittsburghers took to Cleveland last weekend in the name of advancing the interests of the Jewish people, supporting Israel, and promoting social justice, representing the Jewish Federation of Grea...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bible spotlighted as local author hosts book launch
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
In the beginning, the book was launched. On Thursday, Feb. 11, local author Beth Kissileff hosted an event at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill marking the release of her anthology, “Rea...
Jews and opioid addiction: No one is immune
by Toby Tabachnick and Adam Reinherz, Staff Writers
Feb 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Opioid addiction struck Kim*, a 25-year-old Jewish woman from Pittsburgh’s East End, while she was still attending a private middle school in Shadyside. ( * Some names in this story have been chang...
Stay ’n Play offers big smiles in the South Hills
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Who said that only little kids get to celebrate turning 1 year old? Stay ’n Play, an indoor play space located inside Beth El Congregation of the South Hills, recently celebrated its first year. Th...




Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh wants a new home
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 10, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
For $4 million, the Oakland headquarters of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh could be yours. The Jewish community’s umbrella organization is currently entertaining offers for the sale of...
Metro Briefs February 11
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Repair the World, Green Building Alliance and p4 Pittsburgh will host an evening of inspirational stories about creating a sustainable, vibrant, healthy and just region as part of the Inspire Speak...
Comedian Reiser still ‘mad’ about the girl from Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh in the early 1980s had about as much in common with Hollywood as Kansas had with Oz, but the Steel City nonetheless had a profound effect on the life of Paul Reiser, a budding young come...
Concordia’s Jewish community continues to thrive
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
There is a large cross on the sign at the driveway on Bower Hill Road leading to Concordia of the South Hills, a senior retirement community in Mt. Lebanon. The cross is part of the logo of Concord...
Chili cook-off at Shaare Torah brings the heat
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
In Texas, chili has no beans. In Pittsburgh, chili has all heart. On Thursday, Feb. 4, 10 cooks — equipped with carrots, coriander, cumin and even chicken — crammed the kitchen at Shaare Torah for ...
Turkey, Israel take center stage at Pitt
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Turkey and Israel have nothing to do with Thanksgiving in Jerusalem. They also have nothing to do with foreign policy, said Marcy Brink-Danan. “When people hear the words ‘Turkey’ and ‘Israel,’ the...
Mark Frank, Naim Obeid and a shared vision for Akko’s future
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh may have the seeds for Arab-Israeli coexistence in Akko. At least, Mark Frank and Naim Obeid believe so. Frank and Obeid traveled to Manchester Bidwell Corporation (MBC) on Pittsburgh’s ...