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Celebrating the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Collection

September 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Join us for our opening of Our Greater Philadelphia Mishpachah: 50 Years of Documenting the Jewish Community with a talk by Murray Dubin.

Hillel at Temple tours, 3–4 p.m.

The Rosen Center, 1441 W. Norris St.

Talk and exhibit opening, 4–6 p.m.

Charles Library, 1900 N. 13th St.

Join us to kick off our fall Beyond the Page programming. The afternoon will feature tours at Hillel at Temple, a talk about the South Philadelphia Jewish experience by Dubin and an opening reception of the Our Greater Philadelphia Mishpachah: 50 Years of Documenting the Jewish Community exhibit.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center, which donated its collections to the Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center in 2009. Our programming this fall celebrates this special anniversary along with our Philadelphia Jewish Archives Collections.

This program is supported by Hillel at Temple, the Feinstein Center for American Jewish History and Temple University Press. It is also part of Temple Inauguration and Homecoming and Family Weekend. Learn more at homecoming.temple.edu.

About the speaker:

Dubin is the author of three books and was an award-winning reporter and editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer from 1971 to 2005. His talk will come from research he did for his second book, “South Philadelphia: Mummers, Memories and the Melrose Diner”, which was published with our own Temple University Press in 1996. He’ll discuss the Jewish experience in South Philadelphia and his experience using archives to write the book.

The talk portion from 4–5 p.m. will also be live streamed via Zoom Webinar, for those who are unable to attend or prefer a virtual format. Access the live stream here: temple.zoom.us/j/98098023660


September 12
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Temple University Libraries
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Charles Library
1900 N. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States
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