Monday, July 14, 2014 Tammuz 16, 5774
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Sidney Kimmel In 2001, in the middle of December, 40,000 Philadelphians flocked to the Avenue of the Arts for the grand opening of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. They wanted to see for themselves what many had criticized and mocked. What had Sidney Kimmel’s $35 million created on this nondescript piece of real estate in the heart of...
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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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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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Education has always been a central part of Jewish life and iuts was different in Philadelphia throughout the last century.
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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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