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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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Sweet songs of Carol Congedo become medicine for the soul
by Adam Reinherz
Sep 12, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
In the Ellsworth Unit at Charles Morris, a foot taps, hands clap and arms wave like a maestro’s. A woman, nearly silenced by Alzheimer’s, hums along to a familiar tune. The voices rise, but the bod...
Story of Bulgarian Jews saved during Holocaust comes to Pittsburgh
by Ilana Yergin, Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 11, 2013 | 9 9 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The story of 50,000 Bulgarian Jews who were saved from Hitler’s grasp is becoming increasingly well known thanks to recent art exhibits, community events and documentaries. The Bulgarian-Macedonian...
Metro Briefs September 12
Sep 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Franklin Toker will speak on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at noon at the University of Pittsburgh in room 125, the auditorium of the Frick Fine Arts Building. Toker will discuss the surprising finds he has...
Greenfield Bridge slated for demolition in 2015; new span coming
by Matthew Wein, Chronicle Correspondent
Sep 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Twenty-three years ago, the city hung nets on the Greenfield Bridge to catch debris that had begun falling from the bridge’s underside. Ten years ago, an “under-bridge” was added to catch the debri...
JAA board OKs $500,000 for electronic medical records
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Sep 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Association on Aging is beginning the long, expensive — but necessary — process of converting its medical records to an electronic format. In a major decision that will relegate its hand...
Pittsburgh native starts Facebook mitzvah experiment
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Sep 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
You might say Sarah Gross Fife’s spiritual journey took a new turn thanks to a deck of cards.   It was those cards — “Mitzvah Cards,” not playing cards — which inspired the Pittsburgh native and Sy...
Jewish Pittsburgh celebrates heritage under the lights at PNC Park
Sep 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Aaron Bisno of Rodef Shalom Congregation demonstrated his pitching prowess as he threw out the first pitch at the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Jewish Heritage Night, Tuesday, Aug. 27, at PNC Park. The...
Pittsburgh Jews reflect on long-running support to Ethiopians
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Sep 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Two flights carrying about 450 Ethiopian Jews arrived in Israel last week, marking the end of Operation Dove’s Wings, a mass aliya initiative that began in November 2010 that has enabled 8,000 Ethi...
Tashlich pond at Yeshiva Schools
Sep 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Yeshiva Schools has a tashlich pond available during Rosh Hashana; it was unintentionally omitted from last week's roundup of tashlich services. According to Rabbi Chezky Rosenfeld, the pond is act...
Hundreds have fun at Apples and Honey Fest as Rosh Hashana nears
Sep 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 500 people welcomed the Days of Awe Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Third Annual Apples and Honey Fall Festival in Schenley Park. Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and its divisions, Shalom...