Culture

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

Ari Sussman is a white man wearing a winter coat and scarf and thick-rimmed glasses. His brown hair is swooped to the side.

You Should Know…Ari Sussman

Composer Ari Sussman’s “I mean you no harm,” a 43-minute mixed chamber ensemble piece, begins with a long pull of strings, followed by the...
Ilene Cetlin Lipow is a white woman with curly salt-and-pepper hair wearing a blue dress and sitting behind a large wooden loom.

Last Word: Ilene Cetlin Lipow Weaves Together Community

It’s been a little over a year since Kesher Israel Congregation’s weaving studio doors opened to the wider community, and the demand has shown...
A watercolor painting shows a grey, snowy day with a quiet cabin framed by trees.

Beth Or’s Olitsky Gallery Reopens After Three Years

For the first time in almost three years, Congregation Beth Or will reopen its Olitsky Art Gallery, a symbol of the reconvening of the...
A white woman stands next to a painting hung on an exposed brick wall.

OCJAC Debuts Exhibit for Tisha, Tu B’Av

Old City Jewish Arts Center is interested in exploring new beginnings this month in more ways than one. On Aug. 5, the space celebrated its...
A graphic for the play shows an animated girl with red hair with "HANNAH + THE HEALING STONE" laid overtop.

Between a Rock and a Flooding Place: Area Playwright Details Upcoming Show

It makes perfect sense, if you don’t think too hard about it, that the son of a part-time clown would go on to write...
A piece of papyrus with circular scorch marks has a row of gold drops running through it.

Temple Judea Museum to Show Climate Crisis Exhibit at MCCC

Temple Judea Museum’s “Out of the Whirlwind: Fire, Air, Water, Earth; Reflections and Forecasts on Global Warming and Climate Change” was dreamed up long...

‘Great British Bake Off’ host Matt Lucas discovers his family member lived with Anne...

By Caleb Guedes-Reed (JTA) – The Jewish comic actor and “Great British Bake Off” host Matt Lucas came across a very familiar name while researching...

AI Facial Recognition IDs Rocker Geddy Lee’s Mother in Anonymous Holocaust Photos

Rockstar Geddy Lee found never-before-seen photos of his mother’s family.

‘Fiddler’ Documentary Celebrates Jewish Goy

"Fiddler’s Journey to the Big Screen” is a documentary about the non-Jewish film director, Norman Jewison, who turned the classic Jewish story and play,...

Drake Holds a Jewish Wedding (to 23 Brides) in His Latest Music Video

Canadian Jewish musician Drake released a music video for his new song, “Falling Back,” that features him as the groom.