Monday, September 22, 2014 Elul 27, 5774
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"Transcending Their Boun­daries: The Children of Te­rezin" is now open at the Central Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St. This exhibit shows how the children of the ghetto/concentration camp at Terezin used the arts to spiritually escape their physical incarceration. Be sure to check the website of the Philadfelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation to find out about...
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Like so many Jews around the world, Sherry Kendis and Rabbi Menachem Schmidt have been spending the end of Elul preparing for the first of Tishrei. What makes Kendis and Schmidt's preparation different is in just how literally they are celebrating the beginning of 5773: They have been putting the finishing touches onto "Tishrei," an exhibit opening on Sept. 7...
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Andy Walker may not know what each of his students is doing during summer vacation, but they would not say the same. That's because Walker, a veteran teacher at the Stern Center of Perelman Jewish Day School in Wynnewood, is on the verge of completing a project that not only incorporates many of the same principles and themes he has...
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Israeli audiences are in on the joke as comedy clubs begin to thrive
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Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Heard the one about that off-the-wall comedy club in Jerusalem, where, if you bomb on stage, people gasp in horror? In all seriousness, there really is a club in Jerusalem called Off the Wall. However, with a little bit of love and care, the world of stand-up comedy is starting to blossom in Israel. "To experience the comedy scene in...
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For the first special exhibition to be presented since moving to its new location on Independence Mall nearly two years ago, the National Museum of American Jewish History picked an appropriate and timely subject. "To Bigotry No sanction: George Washington and Religious Freedom," which opens to the public on June 29 -- just in time for the July 4th holiday...
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