4 days ago

Tisha B’Av: A Call to our Conscience

...my congregation will be meeting outside the local ICE Enforcement and Removal field office at Second and Chestnut streets to chant Jeremiah’s ancient words. The Book of Lamentations chronicles our people’s...

    Tisha B'Av: A Call to our Conscience - Jewish Exponent
    By Rabbi Joshua Waxman "For these things do I weep, my eyes flow with tears: Far from me is any comforter who might revive my spirit; My children are forlorn." These heartrending words, written more than 2,500 years ago by the prophet Jeremiah in the Book of Lamentations, record the despair of the Israelites after ...
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4 days ago

Flower Child, Kamikaze Kids Owner Dies at 68

During her life, she protested the Vietnam War, taught special education and opened Kamikaze Kids, a punk children’s store on Fourth and South streets.

    Flower Child, Kamikaze Kids Owner Dies at 68 - Jewish Exponent
    Steven Krupnick remembers the first time he saw Susan Krupnick, the woman who, just two years later, would marry him. It was the spring of 1969. She was standing by a bench in the quad at American University, telling off some other students for taking food stamps when they didn't need them.
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4 days ago

Tisha B’Av: A Call to Our Conscience

...my congregation will be meeting outside the local ICE Enforcement and Removal field office at Second and Chestnut streets to chant Jeremiah’s ancient words. The Book of Lamentations chronicles our people’s...

    Tisha B'Av: A Call to Our Conscience - Jewish Exponent
    By Rabbi Joshua Waxman "For these things do I weep, my eyes flow with tears: Far from me is any comforter who might revive my spirit; My children are forlorn." These heartrending words, written more than 2,500 years ago by the prophet Jeremiah in the Book of Lamentations, record the despair of the Israelites after ...
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Jul 02

Blue Corn: Buenissimo Mexican Restaurant

940 S. Ninth St.

    Blue Corn: Buenissimo Mexican Restaurant - Jewish Exponent
    Blue Corn has quietly become one of the great Mexican restaurants in the city. Unassuming, cash only, and located in the increasingly international food zone of the Ninth Street Italian Market, it has justifiably become the darling of Philadelphia phoodies. I have recently been told by at least four different people, "Go.
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Jun 27

Cultural Grant Proposals Now Being Accepted

2100 Arch St., Philadelphia

    Cultural Grant Proposals Now Being Accepted - Jewish Exponent
    Interested in bringing a dose of Israeli arts and culture to the Greater Philadelphia region? Do you have an idea for a program that your organization could take the lead on and that would be open to the whole community? Now's your chance: The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is accepting proposals for 2018-2019 Israel ...
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Jun 27

Where to Celebrate July Fourth in Philadelphia

...red, white and blue. Reserve for lunch by June 19 by calling 215-832-0539. 2100 Arch St., Philadelphia...

...com/events/wawa-welcome-america-red-white-brew-fest or call 1-877-477-3715. 1001 N. Delaware Ave., Philadelphia...

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Of course, no Fourth of July week would be complete without the fireworks extravaganza at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing. Join in the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” Concert and Fireworks at 8 p.m. on June 30, followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m. 101 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia.

...each day; check amrevmuseum.org for more information and a complete schedule. 215-253-6731. 101 S. Third St., Philadelphia...

...events will take place throughout the week. Check constitutioncenter.org for details. 215-409-6600. 525 Arch St., Philadelphia...

    Where to Celebrate July Fourth in Philadelphia - Jewish Exponent
    Bust out your most patriotic gear and fire up those grills: July Fourth is almost here. And lest you forget, you're in the best city in the country to celebrate. America was born here, after all. The holiday falls at a little bit of an awkward time this year, as it's smack dab in the ...
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Jun 25

Franklin Ice Cream Bar: Delicious New Addition to Old City

For ice cream aficionados, Franklin Fountain is something of a gold standard. The authentically retro parlor at 116 Market St. offers top-notch ice cream made from locally sourced ingredients, an assortment of sundaes and sodas, and very long lines.

Responding to the clear demand for more of their product, owners Ryan and Eric Berley (known as the Berley brothers) have opened Franklin Ice Cream Bar at 112 Market St., just two doors east of the flagship.

    Franklin Ice Cream Bar: Delicious New Addition to Old City - Jewish Exponent
    For ice cream aficionados, Franklin Fountain is something of a gold standard. The authentically retro parlor at 116 Market St. offers top-notch ice cream made from locally sourced ingredients, an assortment of sundaes and sodas, and very long lines. Responding to the clear demand for more of their product, owners Ryan and Eric Berley (known ...
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Jun 13

Letters: Four Chaplains and Gershman Y

In the mid ’50s, my friends from the Feltonville section of Philadelphia and I would take the R bus and the subway to go to Broad and Pine for the Y’s rooftop dances. It was a wonderful experience.

    Letters: Four Chaplains and Gershman Y - Jewish Exponent
    Four Chaplains, One of Whom Was Jewish, Celebrated at Navy Yard In the excellent op-ed mentioning Jewish military history, the name of Rabbi Alexander D. Goode was mentioned ("Memorial Day and Philadelphia Jewish Military History," May 24). Goode was one of the "four chaplains" - along with two Protestant ministers and a Catholic priest - ...
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Jun 13

J.Proud Consortium Marches in Pride Parade

Under a gray sky and the constant threat of rain, participants waved rainbow flags and cheered as the parade wound its way through Center City, from 13th and Locust streets, through the Gayborhood and ending at Penn’s Landing.

    J.Proud Consortium Marches in Pride Parade - Jewish Exponent
    When asked how congregations can be more welcoming to the LGBTQ community, Beth Am Israel Rabbi David Ackerman held up the rainbow flag in his hand, just one of countless flags held, waved and worn by participants at the Philly Pride Parade. "Put one of these on the front door," Ackerman said.
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Jun 12

Food Events Abound All Summer Long

June 21, 7-11 p.m., 13th and Locust streets | thefoodtrust.org/night-market

Aug. 9, 6-10 p.m., Frankford and York avenues | thefoodtrust.org/night-market

    Food Events Abound All Summer Long - Jewish Exponent
    Summer in the Philly area means a lot of things from a food perspective: barbecues, time "down the shore," backyard parties, baseball and picnics. It also means a slew of food-related events to tempt our palates with a diverse array of offerings and festivals. As the local food scene has exploded over the past decade, ...
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Jun 12

Staycation Destinations for You and Your Kids

3400 W. Girard Ave. | 215-243-1100 | philadelphiazoo.org (Members and children under 2 are free. Children ages 2 to 11 are $19.95. Adults and children ages 12 and up are $24.95.)

222 N. 20th St. | 215-448-1200 | fi.edu (Adults and children ages 12 and up are $23. Children ages 3 to 11 are $19. Children under 3 are free.)

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210 N. 18th St. | 215-440-5500 | centercityphila.org/parks/sister-cities-park (Free.)

1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. | 215-299-1000 | ansp.org (Adults and children ages 13 and up are $19.95...

600 Chestnut St. | 877-462-1776 | historicphiladelphia.org/once-upon-a-nation/what-to-see (Free.)

    Staycation Destinations for You and Your Kids - Jewish Exponent
    For kids, summer means three months of freedom from school and homework, and three months of freedom to run around in the sun or probably just stare fixedly into the glare of their many screens. For the parents or grandparents tasked with entertaining these kids, summer might look more like the freedom to Google how ...
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Jun 06

Ernie Gross: Holocaust Survivor. Community Member. STRONG.

1500 Walnut St., Second Floor | Philadelphia, Pa., 19102

    Ernie Gross: Holocaust Survivor. Community Member. STRONG. - Jewish Exponent
    Ernie Gross is a Holocaust survivor and surely one of the strongest people you'll ever meet. At age 89, his life is filled with activity and purpose. He reads Torah at a local minyan twice a week. He is a Holocaust education lecturer who takes seriously his obligation to share his story, painful as it ...
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Jun 06

Concert Plays Tune of Resilience and History

The performance, presented by the D.C.-based Jüdische Kulturbund Project, at 7 p.m. on June 9 at 416 Queen St. will feature Four-Hands pianists Stanislava Varshavski and Diana Shapiro, who will play selections by Arensky, Brahms, Toch and Chopin — works Bieler-Suwalski and Schulsinger played.

    Concert Plays Tune of Resilience and History - Jewish Exponent
    Nora Jean Levin and her husband, Michael Levin, were at dinner with her parents one night in 1978 by the Levins' home in Washington, D.C. Four hours later, they'd been kicked out of the restaurant's dining room and moved to the lobby so they could continue talking.
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May 30

New Program to Connect Judaism, Agriculture

...The spring pilot run will take place at the Jewish Farm School’s garden at 50th Street and Cedar Avenue...

    New Program to Connect Judaism, Agriculture - Jewish Exponent
    Jewish families in the Philadelphia-area passionate about gardening and sustainability now have an opportunity to participate in agricultural activities that strengthen religious engagement and foster spiritual growth. The Jewish Farm School, a nonprofit that offers children an alternative, environmental education, launched Side Yard Seedlings, a garden-based early childhood program in West Philadelphia, on May 31.
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