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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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‘Ruby of Cochin’ provides firsthand look at bygone era of India’s Jews
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Special to The Chronicle
Mar 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
The Indian Jewish community remains largely unfamiliar to modern Jews; it was therefore quite a surprise to have discovered “Ruby of Cochin: An Indian Woman Remembers,” a memoir by Ruby Daniel. Dan...
Purim roundup
Mar 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Adat Shalom Congregation , Fox Chapel. Purim carnival Sunday, March 13, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Games, food, children’s activities, jump house, hamantaschen. Megillah reading on Wednesday, March 23 ...
Metro Briefs March 10
Mar 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha i s hosting “A Need for a Special Shabbat” on Saturday, March 12 at 9:45 a.m. at 5898 Wilkins Ave. This service, which is open to all, celebrates the members of the special...
At 101 and 99, ‘the best is yet to come’ in this loving relationship
by By Jack Markowitz, Special to The Chronicle
Mar 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
He’s 101, she is 99 going on 100 – and they’ve been dating for 11 years. How’s that for the enduring spirit of romance? Susan Lindenbaum and Ellis Gusky are native Pittsburghers who attended the sa...
Posner family continues tradition of giving with $5M gift to CMU
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The Posner family of Pittsburgh recently gave $5 million to Carnegie Mellon University. The gift, made in memory of Helen and Henry Posner Jr., will create at least five undergraduate scholarships ...
Change in defense helps JCC win GPIBL championship
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
With concentrated ball movement and a midgame defensive realignment, the Jewish Community Center defeated Urban Pathways, 63-43, in the Greater Pittsburgh Independent Basketball League championship...



Model UN program ‘diplomatically’ challenges Hillel students
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Leah Joshowitz, a junior at Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh, has been spending months preparing to defend the human rights record of Sudan. Not that Joshowitz is a proponent of civilian murders or sex...
J-Serve serves its purpose
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
On Sunday, March 6, 293 Jewish teenagers volunteered at 16 sites around the city as part of J-Serve: International Day of Youth Service. The program, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in Pittsb...
Public Theater’s ‘Disgraced’ exposes fallout of cultural denial
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Choosing to stage a production of “Disgraced,” Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play about an assimilated Pakistani-American attorney who disavows his Muslim roots yet cannot seem to shake thei...
Metro Briefs March 3
Mar 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
New Light Congregation will present “The Last 20 Years of Israeli Politics” with educator Avi Ben-Hur, visiting from Israel courtesy of Classrooms Without Borders, on Friday, March 4 following serv...