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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 | 4 4 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 | 4 4 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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First annual Thank-A-Thon connects residents, donors
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh’s golden girls would like to thank you for being a friend. Doris Kennedy, Margit Diamond, Dorothy Schorin, Inge Katzenstein, Ruth Ganz, Jean Gershon, Flo Wise and Sylvia Bober — all resi...
At Benedum, not your same ‘Cabaret’ this time around
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
The seedy glamour of the Kit Kat Klub with its bawdy emcee in “Cabaret” provide an unsettling but fitting backdrop to the story of the hard-living entertainer Sally Bowles in Weimar Germany. But it...
Metro Briefs February 4
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Dr. Nathan Bahary , associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and medical director of the Pancreatic Cancer Program at the Hillman Cancer Center, will speak at Congrega...
Federation’s one-day mega phone-a-thon was ‘Super’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite unseasonal spring-like weather, droves of community volunteers willingly spent last Sunday indoors making telephone calls and raising $232,000, including $25,000 in matching funds, from 419...
Coming together: Jewish, Chinese communities set to celebrate Lunar New Year
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
For two weeks in February, Pittsburgh Jewish and Chinese communities will jointly celebrate the Lunar New Year.  Activities planned include martial arts and dance and music performances at the Jewi...
This Jewish Pitt student is competing on “Jeopardy!” Who is …?
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
“Jewish Pitt Students” is the subject, and here is the clue. Between Feb. 1 and Feb. 12, this senior at the University of Pittsburgh will appear on “Jeopardy!” Who is Sarah Dubnik? That is correct....
AIPAC speaker sees ‘bleak’ period of Palestinian violence continuing
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Getting people interested in Palestinian politics is a hard sell, observed Grant Rumley, a research analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a Washington, D.C., think tank. In the shad...
Cruisin’ rabbi leads Jewish community, and others, on the high seas
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Alvin Berkun has discovered a couple of “fringe benefits” to being a rabbi. The first, he joked, is his tallis; the second is the opportunity to travel the world on luxury cruise liners. Berkun, ra...
Yiddish enthusiasts bring their passion to Squirrel Hill
by By Toby TabachnickSenior Staff Writer
Jan 27, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
It may seem like an unlikely partnership, but 20-somethings David Andrews, a secular Jewish software engineer with a penchant for Yiddish culture, and Levi Pekar, a Lebovitch psychologist who grew ...
Advocate’s campaign on plight of Muslim women comes to Pittsburgh
by By Toby Tabachnick Senior Staff Writer
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
There are a lot of people who do not want to hear what Ayaan Hirsi Ali has to say about growing up as a female Muslim in Somalia, Saudi Arabia and Kenya. In 2014, Brandeis University silenced her v...