Performance

Jonathan Stein, a white man wearing a yellow shirt and blue pants, dances in the middle of his law office.

Appeal and Applause: Lawyer Performs Interpretive Dances of Past Cases

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For Jonathan Stein, combining law and dance wasn’t the joining of two incongruous practices. A lawyer at Community Legal Services, which provides legal counsel to...

The Seen: Pete Davidson to Star in Autobiographical Comedy Series

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Bupkis is one of those few Yiddish words that have become part of the American lexicon

Barry Manilow Tests Positive for COVID, Will Miss NYC Debut of His Musical

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Singer Barry Manilow tested positive for COVID-19.
Andrew Perelman is a white person with short, dark hair wearing a white t-shirt and green button down. Jonah Zitelli, a white man in a denim shirt, is resting his head on Andrew's shoulder. They are standing in front of tall vegetation.

You Should Know…Andrew Perelman and Jonah Zitelli

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Andrew Perelman, Jonah Zitelli and Rutherford B. Hayes have one obvious thing in common — and no, Hayes was not Jewish, and Perelman and...
Faudree, Palmer and Horowitz are three white men posing with their arms around each other, smiling. On the top picture, the men look older. On the bottom, they are dressed in low-budget costumes.

Podcast With Local Roots Makes FanExpo Debut

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In Yiddish, “potchki” means to dawdle, dilly-dally, waste time.  First-generation Polish-Jewish immigrant Robert Palmer feels the word is grossly underrated. Palmer’s Polish parents immigrated to Philadelphia...
Standing on a stage are five actors in shabby 1940s-style clothing. One, center stage, is holding a suitcase.

Theatre Ariel Holocaust Play Tours Area Public Schools

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Though International Holocaust Remembrance Day came and went in January, the mission to instill the gravity of the Shoah to the next generation continues...

2022 Grammys: Zelensky’s Video Address and Other Jewish Moments

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While the Oscars had a moment of silence for Ukraine and various onscreen messages, Sunday night’s Grammy Awards went further.

New Play Explores Israel-Palestine Conflict

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Philadelphia’s InterAct Theatre Co. produces plays that “provoke conversation” about sensitive topics, according to a recent press release. Beginning on April 1, it will take...

The Man Behind Rock ’n Roll Fantasy Camp Is a Modern Orthodox Zayde

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Few Jewish grandfathers are still riding a motorcycle at age 65.
Elizabeth Shammash is standing on a stage with purple lighting singing with her arms outstretched in front of a microphone.

Concert to Celebrate Yiddish Language, Culture

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The Yiddish ballad “A brivele der mamen” dates to more than a century ago, written during a time of uncertainty for many Jewish families...