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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 ...
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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...
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Ostrow will stress continuity as Federation chair gauge progress
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Douglas “Woody” Ostrow, the new chair of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is under no illusions about how enormous his job is. “It is a time-consuming position because Federation wants t...
Estee Portnoy a slam dunk with Michael Jordan
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
It wasn’t easy being the child of Jewish immigrant parents, growing up in a small town in western Pennsylvania in the 1970s and ’80s, but that didn’t stop Estee Portnoy. Not one bit. The daughter o...
Beth Shalom seeks to dismiss claims in discrimination suit
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Congregation Beth Shalom has responded to a former executive director’s charges of employment discrimination by asking a federal court judge to strike or dismiss purportedly “immaterial, impertinen...
Scott Allen resigns as Beth Shalom director
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Scott Allen, the executive director of Congregation Beth Shalom, will be leaving his post on Oct. 22 to become the executive director of a Reform congregation in Rye, N.Y. Allen’s new job at Congre...
Adaptive computers give JAA seniors fun, therapy, connections
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The residents of the LHAS Arbor Unit at Weinberg Village are dancing in the streets. They’re banging away on a full set of drums. And they’re biking through the Swiss Alps. Not bad for a unit for s...
Abraham’s role in Judaism, Christianity, Islam to be explored at Duquesne Pascal Day
by Staff and releases
Oct 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Author and visiting speaker Jon Levenson, will speak at Duquesne University’s fifth annual Pascal Day event, interpreting and exploring whether the appearance of patriarch Abraham in Genesis and in...
Recidivism remains a challenge for Pa. corrections system
by Matthew Wein, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The Aleph Institute, an organization whose mission centers on working with incarcerated populations across the country and maintains a regional headquarters in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsbur...
McKeesport Candy Co. finds its niche in 21st century market
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Jon Prince may look more like Jon Stewart than Jerry Garcia, but that doesn’t stop this third-generation candy man from invoking the Grateful Dead when describing his career in wholesale. “What a l...
Prayer books buried, headstones unveiled at JCBA cemetery
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Cemetery and Burial Association (JCBA) opened two graves Sunday at its Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in Millvale for the burial of prayer books and other ritual objects from the community. ...
Jewish leaders get advanced degrees at first Spertus commencement here
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Oct 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Ten Jewish Pittsburgh professionals received master’s of arts degrees in Jewish professional studies (MAJPS) from the Chicago-based Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership at a commenc...