Friday, November 28, 2014 Kislev 6, 5775
American Jewish history never had it so good. As the new National Museum of American Jewish History prepares its gala grand-opening weekend from Nov. 12-14 -- and its official public premiere on Nov. 26 -- it is readily apparent that this state-of-the-art structure is no mere museum piece. Evidence abounds in statuary form: The museum is anchored by two sculptures,...
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Got some time for history? Here's a Jewish time machine that H.G. Wells never thought of -- what to do and where to go once you step inside the new National Museum of American Jewish History. Here are some of the highlights: · The "Only in America Gallery/Hall of Fame" on the first floor -- chosen by an online vote...
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Melissa Jacobs, JE Feature
Plans are under way to create a Center for Human Rights Education adjacent to the existing Holocaust memorial at 16th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The City of Philadelphia will be leasing the 10,000 square feet adjoining the Monument to the Six Million Jewish Martyrs to the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation, which hopes to make the center a reality. Funding...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Sara Keisler Greenberg's first film, all of 12 minutes, might be called "The Little Class Project That Could -- and Did -- Make It All the Way to the United Nations." The 22-year-old from Gladwyne is the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors and a recent graduate of Yale University. Last spring, as a senior, she opted to make a film rather...
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Fredda Sacharow, JE Feature
Howard Reed owns a small piece of American-Jewish history. Family lore has it that his maternal grandmother, Rebecca Steiner, was the first woman to graduate from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy -- itself the first such institution in North America -- circa 1900. Now Reed, a retired postal clerk, is writing his own chapter in his people's history as the National...
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