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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 ...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 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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Cardinal Wuerl appointed to Jewish-Catholic relations council
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jan 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Cardinal Donald Wuerl is a Catholic leader on the rise. He was installed as the Archbishop of Washington, D.C., in 2006, then elevated to the College of Cardinals in November 2010. But his most rec...
With earmarks on hold, JAA seeks new funding source for record system
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jan 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
A Jewish Association on Aging project to establish an electronic medical record system for all its facilities has been dealt a serious — though, according to JAA, temporary — setback. JAA, through ...
Pittsburgher is Italy’s first female rabbi
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jan 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Back in the 1950s, when Barbara Aiello was growing up in the Hill District, Dormont and Beachview, and attending Catholic school, no one could have guessed what the future would hold for the dark-h...
Debbie Friedman’s music offered healing to thousands
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jan 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Debbie Friedman was perhaps best known for her musical composition “Mi Shebeirach,” the prayer for healing, which is sung in synagogues all over America every Shabbat. So it was altogether appropri...
P2K Bike Trail winds together communities
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jan 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
(Last in a series on the 15th anniversary of the Pittsburgh-Karmiel-Misgav relationship through the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Partnership 2000.) On a windy December day, high in the...
Today is moving day!
by By Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
Jan 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The Chronicle will be moving from our Baum Blvd. offices to the heart of Squirrel Hill today. Our new address is 5915 Beacon St., 3rd floor. It will be a bit tough trying to reach us by phone for a...
Leviathan gas discovery could be mother of all resource curses
by Susan Kraemer
Green Profit
Jan 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week’s announcement from Noble Energy of its gigantic Leviathan gas find in disputed territory will exacerbate tensions in the region. They say that fossil fuel riches become a curse to any co...
Coming up
by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
Jan 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Career Development Center of the Jewish Family & Children’s Service will offer job seekers more than 15 workshops for free this January. Classes offered include Managing Interview Stress, Jan. 20; ...
‘Conquering Fear’ the perfect read when things go wrong — and they will
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jan 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
The jobless rate hovers near 10 percent. People risk eviction from their homes. Iran threatens nuclear war. Truly, these are times to try a person’s soul. And that’s why Rabbi Harold S. Kushner’s l...
‘Peony’ offers rare glimpse into world of Chinese Jews
by Hilary Daninhirsch
Chronicle Correspondent
Jan 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: In “Retro Reviews,” Chronicle Correspondent Hilary Daninhirsch begins a yearlong series in which she will review Jewish-themed books that have been out of print for decades, or perh...