Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Elul 7, 5774
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Harriet Goodheart, JE Feature
L’chaim! Shelley Spector’s art celebrates life even as she delves into themes of loss and remembrance in her first-ever site-specific installation, currently at the Painted Bride Gallery, in Center City. She invites visitors to become more than viewers and to participate in her art, and in the accrued memory of her own experiences, and theirs, remembering who, and what, once...
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In a blur of purples and blues, whites and greens, Sam Jacobson, 10, painted his interpretation of the Red Sea crashing in around Pharaoh's army. With a much lighter palette - shades of lavender and light blue - and in more random streaks, Sarah Demarest, 9, depicted the same scene. In a very hands-on kind of way, the two budding...
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Would you trade a career in commodities for comedy? Marc Grossman has … sort of. While Grossman still serves as a stocks/options trader for an area proprietaryfirm, it was when he took stock of the local comedy-club scene that he exercised his own option of a quasi-career change. "I'd been trading for nine years and had nothing - nothingtangible -...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Longtime artist Melenda Goldberg knows all too well about the power of being creative. In her personal life, however, Goldberg, 35, struggled for years with the ultimate act of creation - having a baby. "We tried for about six years," she said. "After seeing fertility specialists and taking medication that made me sick, I said that if God wants me...
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Telling a story that spans nearly 1,000 years - beginning with the birth of what became a vibrant culture but ending in one of the darkest periods of Jewish history - will not be an easy task. But an international group of historians, scholars and those who simply wish to remember have decided to take on the task in the...
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