Friday, July 11, 2014 Tammuz 13, 5774
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"Munich" is far from a popcorn movie for Dr. Benjamin Berger, albeit one salted with the tears of memory. Indeed, the refrain, "It's just a movie," takes on a sad, dissatisfying, Tinseltown twist for this doctor from Shaker Heights, Ohio. For the elderly Berger, "Munich," after all, is not just a movie. It's family history. Berger's son, David, was the...
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It's eight great prizes for one lucky "On the Scene" winner in the annual festive "Scene-Chanukah" contest. And what will the lucky dreidel-spinner get? Courtesy of the Museum Shop of the National Museum of American Jewish History (215-923-3812) comes a contemporary, hand-painted, abstract menorah. Think that lights up your life? Wait - there's more! The winning 'Scener" also receives a...
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Renowned Israeli-born architect Moshe Safdie received the Tuttleman Foundation Cultural Award during a Dec. 5 program at Gratz College in Melrose Park. More than 150 people were on hand for the occasion. Safdie, who worked for Philadelphia architect Louis Kahn in the early 1960s, designed the new Holocaust History Museum at the Yad Vashem memorial, which opened earlier this year,...
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The National Museum of American Jewish History's plan to construct a prominent new building on Independence Mall - a symbolic space that proponents say demonstrates just how the Declaration of Independence and Constitution have benefited a religious and ethnic minority - has undergone a slight revision. Rather than build on their current Fifth Street site between Market and Arch streets,...
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Sculpted Art on Display The work of New York artists Douglas Beube and Sandra Jackman will be on exhibit at the Temple Judea Museum of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road in Elkins Park. The exhibit will kick off Sunday, Dec. 11, with a 3 p.m. reception featuring talks by the artists. Beube and Jackman work with sculptural...
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