Monday, August 3, 2015 Av 18, 5775

By:
Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
One of the great cultural ambassadors of the State of Israel, the Batsheva Dance Company presented its first-ever Philadelphia performance at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts during the area's most recent winter storm. But the weather did not deter a full house of multigenerational modern-dance aficionados from enjoying this engrossing program. Founded in 1964 by international choreographer Martha...
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Go out to eat in the neighborhood -- with the neighbors!
By:
Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
When our boys were toddlers and my husband a lowly student, having friends over for supper was a casual, low-budget affair. It was spaghetti and meatballs or a pot of chili, along with a few bottles of Chianti. Later, we graduated to potluck suppers, where everybody contributing a dish. Unless I delegated, we wound up with quite a mish-mash of...
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I have always argued that the 1950s, forever pegged as the decade of conformity, were far more varied and perhaps even more revolutionary -- at least, in the realm of the arts -- than was the subsequent decade that's looked back on, especially by once-radical college students, with sincere fondness. Wherever you look in the '50s, you can see evidence...
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By:
Aaron Passman, JE Feture
Jews have been churning out great books for thousands of years, going all the way back to the original best seller, the Five Books of Moses. And, particularly in more recent times, Jewish writers have mined the American experience to produce some of the more memorable novels available in English. With that in mind, Josh Lambert has written American Jewish...
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Rita Rosen Poley, JE Feature
During the last 75 years, the Tyler School of Art has occupied a bucolic campus in a sleepy part of Elkins Park. This remote haven offered student artists the opportunity to craft their art in a quirky studio setting surrounded by trees, streams and wildlife. At the same time, Philadelphian Jack Wolgin was building a business empire, largely based on...
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Arts and Culture Events

Tue. Aug 4
Kehillah Early Learning Center
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Fri. Aug 7
Old City Jewish Arts Center
5:00 PM
Sun. Aug 9
Jewish Humer Goes to the Movies
Melrose B'nai Israel Emanu-El
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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