Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775

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Ellen Frankel From literature to opera, children to adults, Ellen Frankel is transmitting Jewish stories to a variety of audiences through a variety of creative genres. The 60-year-old is the award-winning author of 10 Jewish-themed books, including 4,000 Years of Jewish Lore, The Encyclopedia of Jewish Symbols and the JPS Illustrated Jewish Children’s Bible, which won the 2009 National Jewish...
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Kathryn Levy Feldman
David Magerman The Book of Ecclesiastes teaches that there is “a time to reap and a time to sow.” For Gladwyne resident David Magerman, that lesson seemed especially relevant in 2004, when he began to question the meaning of his life. On the surface, it seemed like the 43-year-old had it all: a loving wife and two (of his now...
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Warren Hoffman The nice Jewish boy from Broomall holds one of the keys to the future of Philadelphia’s Jewish arts scene. Warren Hoffman’s love for and knowledge of Jewish culture runs deep. He is an adjunct faculty member of Temple University’s Jewish Studies program, received a Foundation for Jewish Culture theater grant and authored the book The Passing Game: Queering...
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Kathryn Levy Feldman
Deborah Nagler Imagine you are an 11-year old Hebrew School student. You walk into your classroom, turn on your computer and see your avatar. While the teacher explains the day’s assignment, the avatar listens intently and then, when you tell him to, resumes your joint journey through virtual Israel or, as it was known in 1912, Palestine. Having recently landed...
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Before and during the 20th century, Jewish expression in the arts was as varied as the Jews themselves.
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