Arts

Synagogue interior

‘SHIVTEI: Lost & Found’ Explores Story of The Little Shul

At one time, South Philadelphia was home to more than 150 rowhouse synagogues, but about 12 years ago it almost lost the last example...

Editor Goes From Akiba to ‘Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood’

Because it’s not actually a crime — and even if it were, the statute of limitations surely would have expired by now — Fred...
Exterior of Beth Sholom Congregation

New Exhibit at Beth Sholom Congregation Tells Story of Diasporas

  Beth Sholom Congregation has hosted lectures, concerts and a laser-light show for Chanukah, but it’s never done anything like this. Visual artist David Hartt’s new...
Eleanor Roosevelt

Film Examines Eleanor Roosevelt’s Efforts to Save Holocaust Refugees

By Eliana Rudee In 1940, a passenger cargo ship called the SS Quanza left the port of Lisbon carrying several hundred Jewish refugees to freedom....
Michaela Shuchman and Dana Orange lying on a hardwood floor

Philly Fringe Roundup: Festival Returns With Jewish-Led Productions

Mark your calendars, because it’s time for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, which features several productions put on by members of the local Jewish community. The...
Etta Winigrad with her work

Sculptor Etta Winigrad’s Upcoming Exhibits Showcase Timeless Themes

By Jarrad Daniel Saffren In 2019 America, everything is political … except Etta Winigrad’s artwork. The Jewish sculptor transcends the zeitgeist with timeless themes like the...
PRAISE album cover

Hazzan Jessi Roemer Releases ‘PRAISE’, a ‘Soulful’ New Album

While some musicians discourage concertgoers from singing along, for Hazzan Jessi Roemer, that’s entirely the point. “I’m part of a movement of Jewish musicians who...
Michael Aloni as Akiva Shtisel in a scene from Shtisel

Here’s What ‘Shtisel’ Stars Have Been up To

By Samantha Cooper In May, the creators of the popular TV show Shtisel announced that they would be making a third season. In June, we...
Daniel Irwin holds roses

In ‘Significant Other,’ A Man Wonders About His Future When His Friends Marry

For artistic director Peter Reynolds, Significant Other is a perfect expression of what Mauckingbird Theatre Co. tries to do — namely, produce affordable theater...
Jesse Moldovsky performing onstage

Jesse Moldovsky, 19, Takes the Stage at Philly Folk Festival

It was a couple years ago when musician Jesse Moldovsky, 19, started performing at open mic nights. Though paid gigs slowly followed, a lot...