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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 | 2 2 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 | 2 2 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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Pittsburgh native helps magic happen at Sundance Film Festival
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
David Ginsberg remembers his days growing up in Stanton Heights, a kid who spent a lot of time watching TV and playing around with technology. He recalls saving every penny he made working in the l...
Arnold Lazarus loved his home, faith, family and roller coasters
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Even after moving to Cincinnati 18 months ago, Arnold H. Lazarus, an otherwise lifetime Pittsburgher, continued to subscribe to The Jewish Chronicle to keep his hand on the pulse of the community h...
Metro Briefs November 21
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish Vegetarians of North America has launched its new website and professional leadership program. “Concerns about food safety and the mistreatment of animals are at an all-time high, while diet...
WSJ columnist: Obama to blame for loss of U.S credibility abroad
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
A foreign affairs columnist for The Wall Street Journal blasted the Obama administration for nearly agreeing to a treaty with Iran, which he says would have left its nuclear program intact while we...
Beth Shalom, Ohav Shalom reach deal on new cemetery
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Congregation Beth Shalom in Squirrel Hill and Temple Ohav Shalom of the North Hills have reached an agreement that will create a new Temple Ohav Shalom cemetery, which will accommodate interfaith f...
… Or you’ll have to wait 77,000 years for next Thanksgivukkah
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 205 205 recommendations | email to a friend
About a year ago, former Pittsburgher Dana Reichman Gitell was driving her car through the streets of her current hometown — Boston — when her mind turned to the upcoming once-in-a-lifetime converg...
Scenes from the NCJW Designer Days and 120th birthday celebration
Nov 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
National Council of Jewish Women Pittsburgh Section (NCJW) kicked off its 43rd annual NCJW Designer Days sale with its annual Patron Event, Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Monroeville Convention Center. T...
Local woman acts as zamler for father’s cantorial songs
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
For close to 50 years, Judy Heiser Stein’s father, Cantor Mordecai Heiser, sang at B’nai Israel Congregation in the East End. Some years after he passed away in 1989, she looked at her father’s can...
Metro Briefs November 14
Nov 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Eighty teens from KMR-BBYO , were in Detroit from Nov. 10 to 12 for a summit on raising awareness about hunger. The program, called “Hunger is Not a Game: A Teen Issue Summit on Hunger Awareness an...
Women’s mission to Prague, Budapest slated
Nov 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
A group of Pittsburgh area women will be exploring Prague and Budapest next year on a Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Women’s Philanthropy Mission. The journey, which will run from July 3 t...