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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 | 3 3 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 | 3 3 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...
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‘Living bridge’ between Pittsburgh, Karmiel turns 15
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Dec 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
(This is the first in a series of stories about Pittsburgh’s sister city relationship with Karmiel/Misgav in northern Israel. Associate Editor Justin Jacobs will be reporting from Israel; read his ...
Online Torah study class to accommodate the hearing impaired
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 23, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The integration of ancient text and modern technology is the foundation of WebYeshiva.org, a website that allows students to learn Torah online via real-time, interactive classrooms. Now, WebYeshiv...
‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ repeal troubles chaplains
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
With the U.S. Senate’s repeal last weekend of the controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy regarding gays in the military, it is anticipated that homosexuals, for the first time in U.S history,...
Teen becomes youngest Jewish Assistance Fund board member
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Dec 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
High school student and organization board member aren’t titles that often overlap. But don’t tell that to Ben Cohen. The 17-year-old Squirrel Hill resident is just a few months away from graduatin...
At 80, Twerski’s gevurah pushes him to write, live and teach
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 23, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Writing, said Rabbi Abraham Twerski, is like composing a musical piece. One sits down to compose, and the ideas just come. And so it was with his newest book, “Gevurah: My Life, Our World, and the ...
Pittsburgh native leads Israel’s solar power revolution
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Dec 17, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel’s burgeoning high tech industry is a sign of the country’s intelligence and ingenuity, but another development will actually make Israel brighter — solar power. Arava Power, an independent p...
Sir Gilbert Levine, Concert of Reconciliation conductor, returns to Pittsburgh
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Sir Gilbert Levine “never set out to become friends with a pope,” said the world-renowned conductor, a Jew originally from Flatbush. Instead, Levine believes that his first meeting with Pope John P...
Mitzvah Day volunteers to offer their help on Christmas Eve
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
From playing bingo with senior citizens, to serving meals at soup kitchens, to making sock monkeys for needy children, more than 400 Jewish Pittsburghers will be putting Christmas Eve day to good u...
Ben-Ami talks peace process, Soros in interview
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 16, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Jeremy Ben-Ami started J Street in 2008 in the basement of his house with a staff of four and a couple of laptop computers. Today, it has a staff of 45 in eight cities, a $7 million operating budge...
Fire chief: Carmel blaze will lead to better equipped firefighters
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Dec 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Only days after he finished a nonstop, 82-hour fight against the forest fire that destroyed five million trees in northern Israel, Amir Levi launched another battle: to raise awareness of the needs...