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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...

‘93Queen’ Follows Chasidic Women EMS Group

93Queen is the story of women’s empowerment in a place you’d least expect it. That’s how first-time director Paula Eiselt introduced the documentary at a...

Film Screening Shares Story of Iraqi Jew

Linda Abdul Aziz Menuhin hopes her story can shed light on how Jewish communities in the Middle East and North Africa suffered in the...

Tovah Feldshuh Talks ‘Dancing with Giants’

Tovah Feldshuh enters the sanctuary at Congregation Rodeph Shalom in a short, sleeveless black dress and almost immediately wants to know if her interview...

Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival Holds 38th Season

With 15 narrative films, 12 documentaries, two docudramas, 11 shorts, one master class and a “From the Vaults” screening at 10 different venues throughout...

‘Fiddler on the Roof’: A Tradition for American Jewry

I was 11 the first time I saw Fiddler on the Roof. The 1971 film version of the musical left me completely enchanted. I laughed...
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Theater Owner William Milgram Dies at 84

William Milgram, who helped build his father’s eponymously named movie theater chain into a major local player, died Oct. 4. He was 84. Milgram’s father,...
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Albert Algazi, Rabbi Albert Gabbai Shed Light on Mideast Jewry

When asked what growing up in Egypt was like, Albert Algazi chuckled. “Oh my gosh,” he said, “do you have six hours?” He remembers summers at...

Akiba Alum Makes Mark with ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’

Matthew Shapiro got his start in theater as an elementary school student at Solomon Schechter Day School, but it was in the drama program...

Documentary Shows Democracy in Action

To Ambler native Stacy Goldate, her 94-year-old “Mom Mom” was just another old lady — albeit one she loved — who spent her days...