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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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Terrorism expert to speak at University of Pittsburgh
Oct 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Avi Jorisch, an expert in terrorism and illicit finance, will speak to University of Pittsburgh students on topics ranging from terrorism financing, Iran, Syria and other relevant matters in the Mi...
American friends launch first kosher tour of Cuba
by Barbara Lewis, JNS.org
Oct 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 173 173 recommendations | email to a friend
It started with a mutual fascination with Cuba, especially its tiny Jewish community. Now two Jewish women, separated by a generation in age and more than 760 miles in physical location, have becom...
Engaging Jewish families
Oct 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Online publisher eJewish Philanthropy was launched in 2007 as an online publisher and facilitator of resource mobilization serving the professional Jewish community, according to the overview on th...
Federation, Rodef Shalom finish in top 10 in Day of Giving
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Two Jewish nonprofits placed in the top 10 in terms of dollars raised in The Pittsburgh Foundation’s 2013 Day of Giving campaign. The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh placed fourth in terms ...
TOL-OLS decides to keep religious school under its own roof
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
By Toby Tabachnick Staff Writer With enrollment down to 37 students spread throughout the eight grades of its religious school, Tree of Life-Or L’Simcha Congregation was in a quandary last summer. ...
IllumiNER calling for menorah stories for Chanukah community event
by Staff and releases
Oct 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The Agency for Jewish Learning is calling people from the community to enter their family menorah stories in a contest for the 2013 IllumiNER ExtraordiNER event at the Heinz History Center in the S...
Brooklyn author’s first novel studies flawed relationships in literary scene
by Morton I. Teicher, For the Chronicle
Oct 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 159 159 recommendations | email to a friend
Last year, scholarly critic and journalist Evan Hughes wrote “Literary Brooklyn,” an excellent study of writers in Brooklyn, beginning with Walt Whitman and concluding with an account of Brooklyn t...
Metro Briefs October 17
Oct 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Temple Sinai will dedicate the Nathan and Hilda Katzen Center for Jewish Learning at Shabbat services Friday, Oct. 25, at 8 p.m. A special oneg will follow services in honor of Sally Katzen Dyk for...
'94 Maidens'
Oct 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Rhonda Fink-Whitman produced the video " 94 Maidens ," in which she interviews Pennsylvania public school graduates currently enrolled at four different Pennsylvania universities to see what they k...
Interviews with PA public school graduates demonstrate scant knowledge of Holocaust
Oct 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Rhonda Fink-Whitman produced the video " 94 Maidens ," in which she interviews Pennsylvania public school graduates currently enrolled at four different Pennsylvania universities to see what they k...