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From old Jews in Miami to Trump’s first 100 days, Naomi Harris’ photos capture the heart of America
Naomi Harris walked alone into the Cleveland nightclub three weeks ago, sat down at a table, introduced herself to those seated around her and stuck her hand down her blouse. “I hope you don’t mind...
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local lawyer recasts herself as artist
Some people are lucky enough to change life with the stroke of a brush. Sara O’Connor, a one-time lawyer in downtown Pittsburgh, did so 18 months ago with a career-altering decision. After feeling ...
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Online conversion programs create a ‘virtual chavurah,’ but can it be a real community?

Susan Bowers grew up in a “typical Protestant home” in Michigan, but her parents always encouraged their children to “question things and find their own path,” said Bowers, now 65 and living in Lak...
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At Kollel event, chair of Orthodox Union urges Pittsburghers to get to know their politicians
American Jews must develop personal relationships with those in elected office for the sake of the security of the State of Israel, according to Howard Tzvi Friedman, the featured speaker at the Ko...
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Metro Briefs May 19
More than 50 students will put their creative problem-solving skills to the test in the first-ever Pittsburgh Jewish Day School Odyssey of the Mind Competition on Sunday, May 21 from 2 p.m. to 6:30...
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Teenie Harris images of activism, resistance on exhibit at Holocaust Center
Charles “Teenie” Harris is best known for his photographs documenting African-American life in mid-20th century Pittsburgh. But an exhibit that opened last week at the Holocaust Center of Pittsburg...
May 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish rituals, culture can play a role in eating disorders
While the incidence of eating disorders among Jewish women may not be higher than in the general population, the ways to effectively treat those disorders can be uniquely tied to cultural and relig...
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Memories of the Hill come alive through Blumenfeld exhibit
Rochelle Blumenfeld has been exhibiting her art — mostly abstract paintings — since the 1950s, but her most recent show, “Hill District Paintings,” may be the most personal. The octogenarian has cr...
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Lynn Cullen is the perennial performer
Lynn Cullen won’t stop. The one-time television news anchor, then radio talk show host and now podcaster is a perennial performer. “I love to entertain,” said Cullen, during an afternoon visit to h...
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Metro Briefs January 20
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
National Council of Jewish Women, Pittsburgh Section friends and supporters will join the Pittsburgh Sister March on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting at the City-County Building o...
Markiz making his mark in Jewish Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
When Jeremy Markiz was in sixth grade and had an opportunity to choose an adult to job shadow for a day, he followed his rabbi. So it was really “no big surprise,” he said, when almost a decade lat...
Even in Florida, Pittsburgh snowbirds feel close to home
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
For the last 11 winters, Marilyn and Casey Neuman have skipped out on the cold and ice in Pittsburgh, and have headed down to Palm Beach County in Florida. Who could blame them? With a nice home in...
Rabbis offer sex education program to high school students
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
This is a bit different than your average high school health class. Tucked within a safe space in Squirrel Hill, two rabbis have taken upon themselves the task of delivering sex education to 11th- ...
Podcasting program records sound partnership
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
Thanks to a communal partnership, two groups bifurcated by generations are now soundly conjoined. Since September 2016, members of G2G (Generation to Generation, a program of the Jewish Association...
Snowballs make cool science
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
The chilling reminder of looking outdoors is that snow may finally be sticking around this season. But apart from the physical stress of scraping windshields and shoveling sidewalks, wintery weathe...
Hockey and Hebrews is a match made for some
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
Jews and hockey isn’t the most common of pairings, but the benefits of exercise, teamwork and camaraderie of the sport has many middle-aged Pittsburgh Jews hooked. Saul Markowitz is one. Even thoug...
Six Israeli TV shows to binge-watch now
by Lior Zaltzman, JTA
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 148 148 recommendations | email to a friend
As the folks on the next season of “Game of Thrones” might say, “Winter is here.” That means it’s time to get under the covers and engage in the national pastime of binge-watching TV shows. Since N...
The Chronicle, with its storied past, looks to future
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jan 11, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Well, some things, anyway. Take The Jewish Chronicle, for example. When it was founded in 1962, after the United Jewish Federation (now the Jewi...
Program explores questions of communal relationships
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
In the years following World War II a question of Jewish memorials arose: For those who perished in the Holocaust with no known yahrtzeit, or date of death, when do the surviving relatives, if any,...