Culture

The history and creativity that define Jewish Philly: food, literature, arts and entertainment.

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Café Europa: Mingling and Schmoozing for Holocaust Survivors

Café Europa provided Holocaust survivors a chance to have a meal and mingle with friends at an event organized by Jewish Family and Children's...
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Bet You Can’t Eat the Hole Thing!

The cupcake has been de-throned by the donut as the next “it” dessert — here's a recipe to placate your sweet tooth. Move over cupcake,...
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Picking up a ‘Jouvenir’ in Philly

Jouvenir, a new local startup aiming to highlight Israeli culture-inspired artists, launched with a Yom Ha'azmaut bash.  Hushed strains of electronica drifted in the background...
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Shelley Spector Celebrates the Fabrics of Her Life

Spector's newest exhibit, which includes many works using found textiles, is accompanied by a soundtrack. One of the most unusual aspects of the Philadelphia Museum...
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Heirs of Nazi Victim to Receive Compensation For Looted Monet

The heirs of a French Jewish art dealer killed during the Holocaust will get a piece of the upcoming sale at Christie’s of a...
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Dishes With a ‘Spring’ Bounce

Recover from Passover's matzah-fest with recipes based around light and healthy fresh spring produce. Having just completed Chag Hamatzot, we can start focusing on the...
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‘Old Country’ Food With a Twist

A chef's modern twist on some of her favorite traditional recipes.  My grandparents really knew how to cook. It seems to me that everyone born...
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Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day a Hit

Your favorite Jewish ice creamery owners offered free samples of their goods for Free Cone Day. The world’s favorite Jewish ice cream makers are at...
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A Developing Story on Avedon

A local exhibition of famed photographer Richard Avedon's work captures his affinity for truth to power and social justice issues. Some early visitors to the...
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The Bread of Construction

Rephael Epstein’s matzah-inspired exhibit in Germantown is a redemption story and an exercise in sensory overload. Entering “Into the Desert (Everyone Gets Their Just Desserts),”...