Friday, October 31, 2014 Heshvan 7, 5775
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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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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