facebook
twitter

needayoutubeicon donate

metro
‘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
full story
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
full story
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
full story
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
full story



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
full story
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
full story



Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel independence day


May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
‘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
full story
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
full story
Archives
Hochberg named PAJC director
by staff and releases
Oct 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee has hired Karen Hochberg to be its next executive director. She succeeds Deborah Fidel who stepped down earlier this year to become Temple Sinai's executive dir...
Metro Briefs October 10
Oct 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Richard Bernstein , a blind disabled rights attorney, and a marathon runner recently inducted into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, will be speaking about making the most of life against tough odds,...
Locals attend J Street conference; local co-chair opens confab
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Twenty-four Pittsburghers were in Washington, D.C., last week to attend the largest J Street conference held in the organization’s five-year history. J Street — the lobbying organization that bills...
Repair the World to make a difference in East End neighborhoods
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
In a landscape where young Jews are eschewing organized religion in droves — a recent Pew survey found that about a third do not even identity as Jewish by religion — the majority still say that wo...
Plung concludes term as Federation chair; cites years of achievement with more to come
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Lou Plung stepped down as chair of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh at its annual meeting last week. The outgoing chair used his address to rattle off a litany of achievements over the p...
Jewish rapper on BDS movement
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 156 156 recommendations | email to a friend
Ari Lesser, a Jewish rapper, responds to the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement in his video. The video exposes the flaw in the BDS Movement by questioning why there is such a strong cal...
Jewish Pittsburgh unveils process to gauge progress
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The mechanism designed to gauge how well Jewish Pittsburgh is meeting the needs of its people, now and in the future, was finally rolled out last week. Two years in the planning stage, the Pittsbur...
Shaare Torah begins monthly Sephardic Shabbat minyan
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
A Sephardic Jew of Egyptian and Turkish ancestry, Avi Avishai was raised in a pretty secular household, but with a strong sense of cultural Sephardic identity. Trying to reclaim the religion lost t...
‘Jewtopia’ entertains and may even sow thought in wild Jewish comedy
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 152 152 recommendations | email to a friend
“Jewtopia,” the story of two longtime friends — one Jewish, one not — moving in completely opposite directions when it comes to choosing a wife, may not exactly be utopia, but it sure is a hilariou...
Oldest Jewish cemetery in W.Va. gets historic status
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The oldest Jewish cemetery in West Virginia has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The Mt. Wood Cemetery in Wheeling, W.Va., which occupies some of the highest ground in the ci...