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Play by ‘Poet of the Philly Streets’ Revived

Clifford Odets’ drama Awake and Sing, a classic of the American social realist genre that deals with Americanized Jewish immigrants in New York in...

A Journey on My Quiet Ship

Author Dr. Hallee Adelman will tell you her life has literally gone from Z to A. Her maiden name was Zaslovsky, and, now that she...

Jacob Heimer Plays Composer in ‘Beautiful’

The lives of Jacob Heimer’s grandparents, even after they both died, served as a reminder that he could do anything, including pursue his Broadway...

Romance Takes on 1840s Jewish Philadelphia

Appetites & Vices Felicia Grossman Carina Press On sale Feb. 18 Author Felicia Grossman, a Jewish woman from Delaware, says in her “About the Author” page that her...

Novel Shares Oft-Forgotten WWII Narrative

Six Thousand Miles to Home Kim Dana Kupperman Legacy Edition Books Six Thousand Miles to Home is the fictionalized and captivating account of a real Jewish family’s...

Book Tours Eastern Pennsylvania Synagogues

Julian H. Preisler admits he loves synagogue architecture, having possibly photographed more in our region than anyone else. “I’m just fascinated by the diversity in...

Play Aims To Capture Post-College Malaise

Adam Blum is 23, decently educated and dreams of becoming a television writer. So why is he living on his parents’ couch? And to...

Tree-Focused Show to Benefit Tree of Life

  A Philadelphia art exhibit featuring trees and nature benefitting Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue building seems a perfect match. The combination of Linda Dubin Garfield,...

Journalists Write Jewish Children’s Books

Faygie Holt and Ellen Roteman, two journalists and former Simon Rockower Award-winning Jewish Exponent writers, released new Jewish chapter books in November. Holt published Layla’s...

Personal Film Wins Award for Local Filmmaker

In 2004, Ross Schriftman, 66, was presented with an opportunity he’d been chasing for decades. Though he’d run for office in the past, he’d never...