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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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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 | 1 1 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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While some try new prayer book, others wait for theirs
At Conservative congregations across the country, they’re waiting for the prayer books to arrive. The Conservative movement has just published its first new siddur, or prayer book for Shabbat and w...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hard work continues to push Dylan Reese’s NHL goal
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Some kids dream of becoming a professional athlete. Some kids live that dream — case in point, Dylan Reese. The 31-year-old Upper St. Clair native is a 6-foot, 205-pound ice hockey defenseman for t...
Cuden beats Hollywood, encourages others to do the same
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Steve Cuden, a local talent whose work has shone on the brightest stages, has published a new book, “Beating Hollywood: Tips for Creating Unforgettable Screenplays — 40 Classic Movies Analyzed.” Th...
Chametz sale: what’s the real deal?
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Passover is fast approaching, and as Jews scramble to rid their homes and offices of chametz, or “leaven,” even the most traditional among them know that it is not practical or economical to remove...
Metro Briefs April 21
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
An interfaith seder luncheon led by Rabbi Alex Greenbaum will be held on Thursday, April 28 from noon to 2 p.m. at Beth El Congregation of the South Hills. There is a suggested donation of $20 per ...
Jewish campaign workers connect with candidates, campaigns, communities
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
This cycle’s overexposure of presidential candidates has fostered innate familiarity with the remaining choices. Less apparent to many voters are myriad volunteers supporting each campaign. Jewish ...
Speaking out: Candidates target Chronicle readers
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 20, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
In advance of the April 26 Pennsylvania primary, The Jewish Chronicle reached out to all presidential, senatorial and attorney general candidates and asked them to respond to questions of interest ...
GoFigure! An action toy that looks exactly like you
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
When Bryan Ghingold was a sixth-grader growing up in Wilkes-Barre, he sliced open his thumb while attempting to customize a Grand Moff Tarkin Star Wars figure to resemble one of his friends who liv...
Even after so many innings, Frankel is still in the game
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
For the 29th straight year, Randy Frankel will take his spot behind the backstop at Stan Lederman Field in Pittsburgh’s iconic Frick Park. When Squirrel Hill Baseball begins its season this week, F...
Beth Samuel celebrates past, looks to future
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
When Beth Samuel Jewish Center was incorporated in 1914, the United States was still engaged in armed conflict with Native Americans, noted Karen Beaudway. “That’s how long ago it was,” said Beaudw...
Rabbis expand the Passover menu — but will Conservative Jews bite?
by David Holzel and Toby Tabachnick
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
On Passover, Rabbi Alex Greenbaum will be passing on the beans and rice. Greenbaum, spiritual leader of the Conservative Beth El Congregation of the South Hills, said he wouldn’t take advantage of ...