Sunday, August 30, 2015 Elul 15, 5775
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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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How the community expresses its religious sentiments began to vary with the start of a new millennium.
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The reiligious life of Philadelphia and its environs expanded from mid-20th century on.
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The groundwork was laid for religious life in the city at the start of the 20th century, as these photos attest.
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By:
Fredda Sacharow
I f you were a Jew in Philadelphia during the latter half of the 19th century, one of an estimated 12,000 members of the tribe, your synagogue of choice was either a Reform or an Orthodox congregation. The Conservative and Reconstructionist movements, the independent minyanim, the popularity of the do-it-yourself brand of chavurot — all remained in the near or...
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