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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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A dynamic duo is turning up the volume on Beechview’s future
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Daniel Berkowitz strolls into Brew on Broadway, a coffee shop with an eclectic décor and an eclectic clientele, housed on the main drag of Beechview, a South Hills neighborhood to which most Pittsb...
Big Night gets big voice, stirring story with ‘America’s Got Talent’ winner
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 30, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., the 2011 $1 million winner of “America’s Got Talent,” is not surprised at all that he has achieved fame and fortune. What does surprise him is the way it happened. Murphy,...
Chatham’s new president ready to lead, eager to join community
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Even months before moving here, David Finegold said he already feels indebted to the city. “I owe my last name to Pittsburgh,” said Finegold, Chatham University’s newly named president. In the earl...
Israeli wines find happy home at Market Square restaurant
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Alan Uchrinscko swirls the 2014 Flam Blanc in his glass, sniffs its aromas and bouquet and takes a sip. It is a mild March evening, and Uchrinscko is on the patio of Poros, one of the newer restaur...
Israeli writer reads from fiction but is asked about the facts
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli writer Assaf Gavron read from his award-winning novel “The Hilltop” and fielded an array of nonliterary questions during a March 27 visit to Classic Lines Bookstore on Forbes Avenue in Squi...
Metro Briefs March 24
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
J Street Pittsburgh is co-sponsoring the visit of Assaf Gavron with several departments at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh on Sunday, March 27 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. a...
JAA bake sale benefits shooting victims’ family
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
In a show of community strength and compassion, staff, volunteers and residents of the Jewish Association on Aging held bake sales at Weinberg Village and Weinberg Terrace on Thursday, March 17 to ...



At AIPAC, candidates pledge firm support of Israel
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
With the ironic exception of Bernie Sanders, the only Jewish candidate in the race for the White House, all viable contenders for president — Hillary Clinton, John Kasich, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz...
Sweet news: Girl Scout Thin Mints are now kosher pareve!
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Seeing packs of young girls congregating in front of Giant Eagles across town, flanked by brightly colored boxes, can only mean one thing — and it’s a pretty good thing. It’s Girl Scout cookie seas...
‘Scared witless of Trump’: Norman’s words resonate at Temple Ohav Shalom
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Special to The Chronicle
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Within minutes of hearing Tony Norman speak, you’ll have no doubt where he stands on the most critical issues facing the country. In what he jokingly called a “shpiel” in reference to the proximity...