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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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Online education offers chance to strengthen schools, Jewish community
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Virtual Judaics classes may not be replacing traditional day schools any time soon, but they can enhance educational options for Jewish schools at a reasonable cost. Allowing those schools to expan...
Who’s the greatest? Best JCC basketball player still up in the air
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Sport offers competition. Perhaps more importantly, sport also offers conversation. Various names are offered as to the greatest Jewish Community Center basketball player ever. Arthur Pitt, origina...
Outdoor Purim event is feel good despite the cold
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Central to Purim is reversal — Vashti was killed, Esther became queen; Haman made gallows for Mordechai, Haman was hanged. The list goes on, and considering the turnabout theme, it only makes sense...
Allderdice: Always No. 1 in the hearts of its fans
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Even in a fairy tale the dragon gets slayed. Pittsburgh Allderdice’s historic run ended Saturday night as its boys’ varsity basketball team lost, 73-62, to Roman Catholic in the PIAA Class AAAA cha...
Metro Briefs March 17
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Cantor Henry Shapiro will hold a Klezmer Guitar CD Crowdfunding Campaign from March 20 to April 26 at jewcer.com/klezmerguitar. Jewcer.com supports Jewish themed and Jewish community based projects...



CMU physics professor hit by a gravitational wave of excitement
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 16, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Entering the Carnegie Mellon University office of Ira Rothstein almost feels like walking onto the movie set for “A Beautiful Mind” or “Good Will Hunting.” The expansive white board is filled with ...
Terror in Jaffa hits home for local students in Israel
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Cory Steinberg was in Israel last week with a group of M.B.A.  students from Carnegie Mellon University when he got the news that Taylor Force, a 29-year old former U.S. Army officer and Vanderbilt...





Forbidden Holocaust-era music revived in communal tribute
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Mar 16, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 80 years after the rumblings of the Holocaust stifled the musical compositions of a generation, the era’s silenced scores were revived in Oakland, all in tribute to the quarter-century de...
When it comes to culling deer population, Jews in Mt. Lebanon hold dear to ideals
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The deer are pretty much everywhere in Mt. Lebanon. They travel in packs around parking lots and across streets; they graze through flower and vegetable gardens, leaving only bare stems and stubs i...



Yeshiva girls celebrate discovery through play’s production
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Some say that art imitates life, and others say that life imitates art. Either way, it is hard to ignore the parallels between the plot of “Can You Imagine?” — the original play staged this week at...