Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775

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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
July 4th has become the midsummer getaway. It might be a week at the shore or a long weekend in the mountains. But wherever you decide to roost, make sure you've got a lot of good food on hand. It's one of the main attractions of being together away from the daily grind. Vacation kitchens are usually small in size,...
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Keri Fisher, JE Feature
When the days are longer and the nights warmer, there's nothing better than lounging about outside -- on a deck or even the lawn -- watching the kids play as the sun sets and the lightening bugs start to appear. It's also the perfect time of year for homemade frozen treats to help cool everyone off. These desserts vary from...
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Rachel Levy Lesser, JEFeature
As a saxophone, piano and clarinet player, Ken Silver is a world-class musician; he has played for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Vice President Al Gore and several times for President Bill Clinton, including a recent stint at a Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia event. He is also a dedicated educator, serving as the...
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'Dreamgirls' surviving creator rocks on
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Girl groups -- the supreme beings of the Motown Sound, the sexy sultry soul sisters who couldn't hurry love, but knew how to stop it when it hit their hearts. "Dreamgirls" pulls out all the stops in its highly stylized vision of such a girl group from rags to riches to rock royalty and back again when nothing but heartaches...
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Roberto Bolaño's books are suddenly everywhere, which is a fortuitous development for readers who like adventurous fiction. This literary stroke of luck is thanks in good part to the persistence of the estimable and always forward-thinking New Directions publishers. Farrar Straus and Giroux somehow beat out ND for the rights to two of the late Chilean-born novelist's longest and perhaps...
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Arts and Culture Events

Fri. Dec 19
Festival of Lights
Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History
5:00 PM-7:30 PM
Fri. Dec 19
Germantown Jewish Centre
6:00 PM
Sat. Dec 20
Adath Israel
4:00 PM

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