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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 | 2 2 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 ...
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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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‘Inclusion Torah’ dedicated at Beth El
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
This wasn’t your ordinary synagogue raffle. The winner would not receive a signed Steelers jersey, or a framed lithograph or a weekend at Hidden Valley. The winner of this raffle would win somethin...
Single Files: Henry the cantor has an ear for music and a heart for people
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Henry was blessed with a good ear. As I wait in the coffee shop to meet with this longtime musician, and newly vested cantor, I notice him approaching from the street. He sees someone sitting outsi...
David Stock’s ‘Sixth Symphony’ to headline PSO’s 2013-14 season
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 151 151 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish influence on the third movement of David Stock’s “Sixth Symphony” comes as a surprise — even to the composer himself. While Jewish melodies have infused and inspired many of Stock’s comp...
Spertus Institute to hold first commencement here; 10 to receive degrees
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Oct 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Ten Pittsburgh Jewish professionals will receive master’s degrees from the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership during a commencement exercise, Monday, Oct. 7, 7 p.m., at Rodef Shal...
Metro Briefs October 3
Oct 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Dina Kantor , a New York-based photographer, will exhibit her work from Oct. 14 to Dec. 27 in the Fine Perlow Weis Gallery of the American Jewish Museum, Jewish Community Center, in Squirrel Hill. ...
Pew survey results pose challenges for American Jews, Pittsburgh leaders say
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The most comprehensive national survey of the Jewish population since 2001 just confirmed what has long been suspected: Many young American Jews no longer look to religious practice for Jewish iden...
Day of Giving in 2013 aims to top record
contributions received last year
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Oct 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 650 nonprofit organizations, including 19 Jewish entities, are participating in The Pittsburgh Foundation’s fifth annual Day of Giving, Thursday, Oct. 3. More than $8.5 million was raised...
Pittsburgh native does color comments of Bucs-Reds game from Israel
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Oct 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: This is an updated version of the original story that was posted last night before the Pirates-Reds game. It contains new information and reflects the Pirates’ win.) In 1963, when 1...
Metro Briefs September 26
Sep 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
David Stock , composer and professor emeritus of music at Duquesne University, will have one of his music compositions performed by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Oct. 4 to 6. Stock, one of the...
IDF veteran, Breaking the Silence founder, to speak about West Bank
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Sep 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: This is a corrected version of the story that appeared in the Sept. 26 Chronicle. The correct time for the program is 7:30 p.m.) Avner Gvaryahu will never forget the first time he m...