At the second annual Prayer Breakfast for the Second Chance Foundation, Rabbi Lauren Grabelle Herrmann, founding rabbi of Kol Tzedek in West Philadelphia, was chosen to give the closing benediction to the 430 politicians, religious leaders, heads of nonprofits and activists seated in the second-floor ballroom of the First District Plaza in University City. The breakfast is one of the...
A nice Jewish...rock star? The Fabulous Miss Wendy, a 25-year-old musician formerly known as Wendy Jacobson, giggles as she tries to explain how she can trace a direct line from her love of liturgical music to her current status as one of today’s guitar goddesses.
The summer of 2013 is shaping up to be a pretty good one for Mel Brooks. The 86-year-old entertainer is the subject of an upcoming PBS American Masters documentary and will receive the 41st Life Achievement Award of the American Film Institute in June.
What would you do if you walked into a bar on Shabbat and saw your rabbi sitting at one of the tables? Eli Freedman, an assistant rabbi at Rodeph Shalom, will be doing just that on June 8 as he discusses the finer points of beer in the Talmud as part of a free Philly Beer Week event.
Greg Salisbury first came to the Exponent as an intern at Inside magazine. He has been the editor of Special Sections since 2000, the editor of Inside magazine since 2008 and the Arts and Culture editor since 2012.
He was born in Philadelphia, and has lived up and down the Eastern Seaboard.