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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...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Non-Jews in Jewish settings become ambassadors against bigotry
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Shortly before Hurricane Ivan struck Western Pennsylvania in September 2004, Bill Stevens had poured more than $30,000 into renovating his family’s home in Carnegie: new windows, a new kitchen, a n...
Lunar New Year Parade highlights neighborhood diversity
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 24, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
What’s red, inclusive and all uphill? The Lunar New Year Parade on Murray Avenue. The Squirrel Hill-based pageant, which tied up traffic on Sunday, featured music, marching bands, detailed costumes...
Victims of child sexual abuse come first, say Orthodox speakers
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
David Menachem Gordon was a lone soldier in the Israel Defense Forces during 2014’s Operation Protective Edge when he went missing one day in mid-August. Two days later, he was found dead, with his...
‘It’s no secret’ for Israel, U.S.: Beware of Hezbollah
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
While ISIS, al-Qaeda and Hamas continue to grab the daily headlines, there is another terrorist threat that is stronger, better organized and more likely to wreak havoc in both Israel and the Unite...
Individual empowerment is a GIFT these teachers gladly receive
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
What happens when one teacher hits another teacher? Empowerment, or at least that’s what they were saying at Community Day School on Monday night. Under the auspices of GIFT (Giving It Forward, Tog...
At Utah’s on-slope Shabbat service, ski boots required
by Uriel Heilman, JTA
Feb 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
PARK CITY, Utah — It may be the most elevated Shabbat service in the country, and not just because of the spirited singing. Held in a rustic cabin in the woods off a ski slope at Deer Valley resort...
Josh Shapiro ready for next phase of career
by Jason Cohen, Special to The Chronicle
Feb 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro says he is ready to “clean up the mess” created by Attorney General Kathleen Kane. Shapiro, 42, a longtime member of Beth Sholom Congregation in the Phil...
Metro Briefs February 18
Feb 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Chronicle will publish a roundup of Purim activities in the March 10 edition. To be included, send a brief description, including activity, date, time and contact information to newsdesk...
World Wide Wrap binds J-JEP students and volunteers
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s a wrap. Or at least, it was a wrap. On Sunday, Feb. 7, students from the Joint Jewish Education Program (J-JEP) participated in World Wide Wrap. The annual program, organized by the Federation...




JCC wins tournament it co-hosted with Hillel Academy
by Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer
Feb 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The JCC may well be the host with the most — points that is. In the 1st Annual Tri-State Basketball Tournament and Shabbaton (a program organized by Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh and the Jewish Comm...