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Ross Berkowitz

  Ross Berkowitz Ross Berkowitz has made a career of creating opportunities for local Jews.   Over the past nine years, he has overseen the dramatic expansion of...
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Ross Born

  Ross Born Ross Born was, well, born to make and sell candy — lots of it.    It wasn’t part of his original plan. He was in...

Ron Rubin

  Ron Rubin At 80, Ron Rubin, real estate developer extraordinaire, is still trim, agile and very active. He works out for 90 minutes three times...


  With about $50 million in deposits and 135,000 customers, Bankers Trust was Philadelphia’s 10th-largest bank in the fall of 1930, a year after the...

Next Wave

The arts broke new ground as the 21st century began.
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That’s Entertainment

The arts flourished in Philadelphia by mid-20th century and continued to find all sorts of outlets, both professional and amateur.

Portraits of the Artists

Before and during the 20th century, Jewish expression in the arts was as varied as the Jews themselves.
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Warren Hoffman

  Warren Hoffman The nice Jewish boy from Broomall holds one of the keys to the future of Philadelphia’s Jewish arts scene. Warren Hoffman’s love for...
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Ellen Frankel

  Ellen Frankel From literature to opera, children to adults, Ellen Frankel is transmitting Jewish stories to a variety of audiences through a variety of creative...
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Sidney Kimmel

  Sidney Kimmel In 2001, in the middle of December, 40,000 Philadelphians flocked to the Avenue of the Arts for the grand opening of the Kimmel...