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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 | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
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Israel’s Philly consulate to stay put
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
The Israeli Consulate General in Philadelphia will remain open. The Jerusalem Post, reported Oct. 11 that Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister Ze’ev Elkin said the Philadelphia consulate could be close...
DNA revolutionizing genealogy, Dardashti says
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: Due to an editing error, the print version of this story read as though the Rabbi William Sajowitz Endowment Fund Weekend had already happened. In fact, it begins Friday, Dec. 13 Th...
Cranberry menorah lighting a first for fledgling community there
by Hilary Daninhirsch, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
It was fitting that a Festival of Lights celebration illuminated the emerging Jewish community of Cranberry, a community that had been all but invisible to Jewish Pittsburgh until recently. Members...
In Jeb Feldman’s Braddock, past and future converge in the present
by Adam Reinherz, Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
At the edge of Braddock, three stories above an unrecognizable building, Jeb Feldman has a comprehensive view of the borough. Outside his window is an unpaved gravel lot. In it, are two large piece...
Metro Briefs December 12
Dec 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Sharyn Henry brought a fundraising campaign for a 13-year-old lightning strike victim to Pittsburgh last week, encouraging Jews across the area to light blue candles for the eighth night of C...
Sephardic Torah debuts at Shaare Torah minyan
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Dec 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The new Sephardic minyan at Shaare Torah Congregation marked another milestone this past Shabbat when its worshippers read from a Torah scroll contained within a traditional Sephardic case. Some 25...
Morgantown Chabad to close on $1.2M purchase of house near WVU
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 05, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
For the last six years, the living room in the small, Morgantown, W. Va., home of Rabbi Zalman Gurevitz and his wife, Hindy, has been packed with up to 35 guests each Friday night. Mostly students ...
California filmmaker makes short film about sister at Riverview
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
When Lois Perelman first began to require supplemental oxygen because of emphysema, about 10 years ago, she was reluctant to be seen in public with her tank in tow. Consequently, she found herself ...
JHF-Israeli partnership reaps gains in medical knowledge
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Since 2009, Pittsburgh’s health care industry has learned a lot from Israel. And vice versa. Thanks to a multidimensional partnership between the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Israel, both Pitts...
South Hills man to mark 100th pint of donated blood with drive
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
When Warren Sufrin rolls up his sleeve on Dec.15, he will be doing much more than just donating a pint of blood. He will be responsible for the donation of 100 pints of blood that day, the result o...