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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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‘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 | 2 2 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 | 2 2 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...
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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


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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...
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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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‘Here One Day’ connects audience with struggles of mental illness
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
“Here One Day,” Jewish filmmaker Kathy Leichter’s documentary about her mother’s mental illness, and the ripple effects of her suicide on her family, begins with Leichter responding to her young so...
Repurposed classics inspire at Shlock Rock’s local show
Mar 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Like that bottle of Bordeaux in your basement, Shlock Rock keeps getting better with age. The Jewish rock band and its now middle-aged members performed Feb. 24 at Shaare Torah Congregation in Squi...
Experts tackle community concerns over refugee crisis
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Welcoming the stranger is a core Jewish value, began Josh Sayles, the director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Community Relations Council, at the commencement of a program held la...
Message is clear: Meet the millennials where they are
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
When addressing groups of millennial “nones” — those who do not identify as being affiliated with any particular religious group — Rabbi Irwin Kula stands before a large blackboard and records a li...
Casey’s Middle East trip focuses on terrorism, human rights
by Marissa Stern, Special to The Chronicle
Mar 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
While presidential candidates debate their foreign policies, including how they would deal with terrorist groups such as the so-called Islamic State during their hypothetical presidencies, Sen. Bob...
JNF restructuring brings ‘excitement, enthusiasm’
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish National Fund has less of a physical presence in Pittsburgh these days, but its impact here may actually be growing, according to Rick Krosnick, chief development officer of JNF. JNF’s s...
Key to good sex and relationships? Take risks, says Orthodox sex therapist
by Laura Kelly, JTA
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — What makes for good sex? It’s an unusual question for the wife of an Orthodox rabbi to talk about publicly, but Doreen Seidler-Feller has made a career of it. A clinical sex therapist...
St. Petersburg, the Russian city on the Neva, enjoys a Jewish presence
by Ben G. Frank, Special to The Chronicle
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
I visited St. Petersburg for the first time in the early 1990s after the fall of the Soviet Union. I noted that buildings were often entered through courtyards that existed in the days of the great...
Globe Briefs February 25
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IDF releases attack-warning app The Israel Defense Forces Home Front Command has released a mobile application to warn Israelis of local security threats. The application, detailed in a call with r...
Metro Briefs February 25
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JFILM will present Aviva Kempner’s “Rosenwald ,” the story of Julius Rosenwald, a Jewish philanthropist who joined forces with African-American communities during the Jim Crow South to build more t...