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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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Metro Briefs April 14
Apr 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Now in its 31st year, the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh’s 2015-16 Waldman International Arts and Writing Award competition will recognize all winners at a reception to view the winning entries and...
J Street official advocates peaceful dialogue, thwarting ‘thuggism’
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Alan Elsner, special adviser to the president of J Street, delivered what he termed a “general talk” at Rodef Shalom Congregation on Monday evening, April 11. The objective is “just to bring people...
Conservative values, traditions still ring true in modern world
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Whether the Conservative movement will continue to be a halachic movement in the decade to come depends on how one defines halachic, according to Rabbi Steven Wernick, CEO of the United Synagogue o...
Building bridges: CDS students learn up close from an Arab-Israeli
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Community Day School students learned last week what everyday life is like for an Arab-Israeli, thanks to an extended visit from Mamoun Assady, an educator from the village of Deir Al Assad, locate...
‘Social cohesion’ drives the Arab-Israeli conversation
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Via Pittsburgh, Arabs and Israelis discussed inequality equitably. Thabet Abu Rass and Amnon Be’eri Sulitzeanu, co-executive directors of the Abraham Fund, recently took part in Pittsburgh’s second...
A matter of survival: Every town had a community
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Special to The Chronicle
Apr 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish small-town life has been in decline for decades. But while the communities themselves may have been fleeting, their stories, their artifacts, their recollections live on, so long as someone ...
100 years ago, Justice Brandeis set Jewish tone for Supreme Court
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
With three Jews currently seated on the Supreme Court of the United States and a fourth recently nominated by President Barack Obama, it appears that anti-Semitism is a nonissue when it comes to th...
Israel Peace Week at Pitt fills students with food, information
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Apr 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Students at the University of Pittsburgh have taken to the streets. Armed with hummus, pita and educational materials, the young activists have one objective: promoting peace in Israel by dispellin...
Sanders’ Jewish support is hardly a given
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Although young Democrats nationwide favor Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton by a wide margin — he leads 76 percent to 23 percent among those 29 and younger according to a recent McClatchy-Marist ...
A league of their own: A Jewish baseball museum, at last
by Gabe Friedman, JTA
Apr 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
When Jews visit the baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., they can learn about the only two members of the tribe who have been inducted into the hallowed museum: Hank “The Hebrew Hammer” Gree...