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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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Archives
Genealogist compiles pictorial history of West Virginia Jews
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 10, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Deep in the hollows of West Virginia, Jews ran some of the most visible retail stores in the state. They campaigned to be mayors of their towns, and they served as justices on the West Virginia Sup...
Jewish Renewal leaders bring chants, environmental awareness to Pittsburgh
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Dec 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
When people ask Rabbi Arthur Waskow what Jewish renewal means, he often tells them to “wrap their head around feminist Chasidism.” The reaction he gets is the same, he said: “Their eyes spin in the...
After 20 years, Sam Glaser is still rocking synagogues
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Dec 10, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The list of musicians who have successfully crossed into the mainstream from the world of Jewish music is a short one. It’s basically limited to one name: Matisyahu. But Sam Glaser hopes to join hi...
Coming up
by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
Dec 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The Career Development Center of Jewish Family & Children’s Service will provide more than 10 free workshops this month to job seekers and those looking to expand their career options. Classes offe...
Pittsburgh mezzo-soprano to sing ‘Aida’ at foot of Masada
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Mezzo-soprano Marianne Cornetti has played operatic roles from Lady Macbeth to Azucena, and venues from the Met to La Scala. But this summer, the Pittsburgh-based singer will embark on a new challe...
Capturing Israel's disaster in photos
by JTA
Dec 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Convenant residents could recover partial deposits in suit
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Residents of the former Covenant at South Hills can finally anticipate recovering some of the money they thought was lost when the B’nai B’rith-sponsored senior living facility was sold in bankrupt...
Israelis look back on fire that shook nation
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Dec 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Just days after the fires that destroyed over 12,000 acres of forest, 100 homes and countless trees were extinguished on Monday, Israelis are now beginning to take stock of the damage and look to t...
Claims Conference gets doubled home care support from Germans
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 09, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Still smarting from a scheme that defrauded it of more than $42 million, the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) has announced a historic agreement with the Ger...
The Obama White House — and Washington — celebrate Chanuka
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Dec 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Chanuka is a story of a people standing alone to keep its lights aflame. This year in Washington, the message was of a people standing with friends — and even the not-so-friendly — to ...