Thursday, August 27, 2015 Elul 12, 5775

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Her granddaughter gently guiding her by the elbow, 89-year-old Ruth Sarner-Libros walked slowly through the fourth floor of the National Museum of American Jewish History, drinking in every display. This, Sarner-Libros said with a broad smile, was beyond anything she'd imagined when she hosted the museum's first board meeting back in 1974. It took two years to open the modest...
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Mentalist Marc Salem may just have your number
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If a mind is a terrible thing to waste, consider Marc Salem the maven of mental waste management. The mentalist with the mostest is setting his mind to his latest task: Wowing, amazing and mystifying those gathered before him for the AMIT Philadelphia Council/Shira Chapter meeting the evening of Nov. 20 at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy in Bryn...
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Give a holler, and Ami Yares will come runnin'. Well, at least as long as it takes him to fly over from Israel. But he knows the route: The HOLLER! band co-founder hails from South Jersey, but he has traveled far and wide from his adopted home in Jaffa. Last stop: World Cafe Live, in which his American-influenced Holler held...
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Ron Tobin mixes it up in a mix of different cultures
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You have to give a hand to Jews and Italians -- they're so good at using them. Audiences, too, have been using their hands to applaud the success of "My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy," a Prozac-popping production of angst and antics at the Society Hill Playhouse. Ron Tobin totes two types of guilt as a...
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Got some time for history? Here's a Jewish time machine that H.G. Wells never thought of -- what to do and where to go once you step inside the new National Museum of American Jewish History. Here are some of the highlights: · The "Only in America Gallery/Hall of Fame" on the first floor -- chosen by an online vote...
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Arts and Culture Events

Thu. Aug 27
National Museum of American Jewish History
10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri. Aug 28
Germantown Jewish Centre
6:00 PM
Sun. Aug 30
Congregations of Shaare Shamayim
4:00 PM-6:00 PM

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