Thursday, July 31, 2014 Av 4, 5774
The Jewish community of Greater Philadelphia is passionate about the land and people of Israel. Six thousand of them demonstrated their passion through their spirited participation in Federation's recent Israel 63 Independence Day festivities on Penn's Landing in Philadelphia. Music was the centerpiece of the celebration. A panel of celebrity judges crowned two champions -- 17-year-old Danielle Lichter and 20-year-old...
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Executive director of the Philadelphia Film Office Sharon Pinkenson, Jewish musician and recording artist Ross Levy and Cantor Harold Messinger of Congregation Beth Am Israel in Penn Valley have a challenging gig this Sunday as judges of the "Israel: A Song in Our Hearts" competition, which will be emceed by singer and bandleader Eddie Bruce. They will have the daunting...
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Jewish Federation Real Estate -- the affinity group commonly referred to by the acronym JFRE -- has become a force for change in the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community. Last month, more than 200 JFRE members turned out for a power breakfast at the Pennsylvania Convention Center's $786 million expansion -- the largest public-works project in the history of the Commonwealth...
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Lynne Edelman
On Tuesday, May 3, more than 300 Philadelphia area Holocaust survivors will schmooze, ess (eat) and be freilich (celebrate) during the sixth annual liberation simcha that become known as Café Europa. The name pays homage to a café in Stockholm, Sweden, where Holocaust survivors came to look for their lost relatives immediately after World War II. The festive event, which...
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Lynn Edelman
"Remembrance, Responsibility and the Future" is the theme musicologist Olivia Mattis will discuss on Sunday, May 1, at 1 p.m., at 16th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Her keynote address is the centerpiece of the city-wide Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day commemoration, sponsored by the Memorial Committee for the Six Million Jewish Martyrs of the Jewish Community Relations Council of...
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