Wednesday, December 24, 2014 Tevet 2, 5775
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Design of the Times Design Philadelphia takes center stage through Oct. 14. The city’s premier festival devoted to Philadelphia’s community of designers dedicated to enhancing our daily lives will showcase local talent like Four Corners: Design from Philly Surrounds. Held at Minima Gallery in Old City, this exhibit, curated by Royce Epstein and Caroline Tiger, focuses on demonstrating the possibility...
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Aly Raisman Meets Fans
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Sally Friedman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Standing before an adoring crowd at the Katz Jewish Community Center in Cherry Hill, N.J., gymnast Aly Raisman, star of the U.S. Olym­pic Women’s Gymnastics team, paused for a long moment, taking it all in: the cheers of greeting, the packed-to-capacity gymnasium, the faces beaming up at her. Her look back seemed a mix of great pleasure, wonder and maybe...
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JT Waldman loves Jewish history. So much so that the third-generation Phila­delphian dedicated more than four years to his latest work, Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me, published this past July. But Waldman is not a scholar, at least not in a traditional sense. He is a graphic novelist. Although out only a few months, Waldman's book has already...
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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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