I've Always Wondered
Who Was Philo of Alexandria? Originally Published August 28-29, 2020.

Born around 20 BCE in Alexandria, Egypt, Philo was also known as Philo Judæus.  He was a (Jewish) philosopher.  We know about him through what tidbits he left behind in his own philosophical writings, and through Josephus the historian who lived around the same time. The author of such works as Legatio ad Gaium (Delegation […]

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09/04/2020: Shababababa

beginning at 5:15 p.m. A way for multi-generational families, even those in different cities, to connect during the COVID-19 pandemic Join Rabbi Adelson over Zoom for Shababababa! Put the chicken in the pot, sing Lekha Dodi, and do kiddush together at 5:15pm on August 14. Grab a cup of grape juice and a bite of challah […]

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Who Was Man Ray? Originally Published August 21-22, 2020.

Emmanuel Radnitzky was born on August 27, 1890, in South Philadelphia to Max Melach (a tailor) and Minnie.  In 1897 they moved to Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York, and in 1912, their son Sam prompted them to change their surname to Ray to help avoid discrimination.  Max worked in a garment factory in addition to […]

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What Famous Jewish Person Was Born on August 21, 1906? Originally Published August 14-15, 2020.

Isadore “Friz” Freleng was born on August 21, 1906, and the work he did is still going strong. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Friz Freleng seems to have known what he wanted to do from the very start.  He began his career with United Film Advancement Services at age 17, working as an animator (having […]

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What Noteworthy Jewish Athletes Were Born in August? Originally Published August 7-8, 2020.

While researching Lillian Copeland for last week’s entry, your correspondent learned that Marty Glickman and Sam Stoller both had birthdays in August:  Glickman’s August 14, 1917, and Stoller’s August 8, 1915.  We noted that Ms. Copeland boycotted the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, based on Chancellor Adolph Hitler’s banning Jewish athletes from Germany’s teams.  Stoller and […]

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Bulletin
9/17/21: Shabbat Shalom

The information below comes from our Shabbat Bulletin. Currently we have transitioned our voice to the web, making all materials easily available for our members.   The information below would have been published in our Shabbat Bulletin. For the time being, since we are not creating the Bulletin in paper form, we have transitioned this […]

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THURSDAYS: Walk in Frick Park

Feeling stuck inside? Join Rabbi Jeremy Markiz for a walk in Frick Park on Thursdays at 4:30pm! We'll meet at the entrance near the Blue Slide on Beechwood and we'll go for a short walk through the park. A chance to get together, a chance to get outside, and a chance to stretch those legs. Please wear […]

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08/21/20: Shabbat Shalom

The information below comes from our Shabbat Bulletin. Currently we have transitioned our voice to the web, making all materials easily available for our members.   The information below would have been published in our Shabbat Bulletin. For the time being, since we are not creating the Bulletin in paper form, we have transitioned this […]

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08/14/20: Shabbat Shalom

The information below comes from our Shabbat Bulletin. Currently we have transitioned our voice to the web, making all materials easily available for our members.   The information below would have been published in our Shabbat Bulletin. For the time being, since we are not creating the Bulletin in paper form, we have transitioned this […]

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08/07/20: Shabbat Shalom

The information below comes from our Shabbat Bulletin. Currently we have transitioned our voice to the web, making all materials easily available for our members.   The information below would have been published in our Shabbat Bulletin. For the time being, since we are not creating the Bulletin in paper form, we have transitioned this […]

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