Friday, October 24, 2014 Tishri 30, 5775
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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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Harriet Goodheart, JE Feature
"The Hidden Garden: Three Artists Explore Kabbalah," the current exhibition at the Gershman Y's Borowsky Gallery, offers an open invitation into the spiritual mysteries of Kabbalah through the work of three women artists who have used it as a touchstone in their lives. A fascinating thread of Jewish spirituality for centuries, the ancient tradition of Kabbalah and its vocabulary of...
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Museum lands a major collection of vast and varied Judaica
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Harriet Goodheart, JE Feature
A remarkable collection of more than 10,000 artifacts of Jewish Americana that includes matchbooks and menus, seltzer bottles and kiddush cups has found a home in Philadelphia. At a reception last Thursday at the National Museum of American Jewish History, on Independence Mall East, the announcement was made of the donation of the Peter H. Schweitzer Collection, billed as "a...
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