December 13, 2014 |
In a swelling tide of tinsel and Bing Crosby, Hanukkah sometimes seems like a mesh bag of gold foil-wrapped afterthought. Yet the very theme of the Festival of Lights is survival, and the panoply of options for Hanukkah activities in the region demonstrates that this holiday refuses to go quietly into the fake snowy night. Here are some ways to keep the lights burning: Lighting ceremonies. Re-creating those flames that wouldn't quit, lighting ceremonies abound on the eve of the holiday on Tuesday - at sundown at Suburban Square, 6 Coulter Ave., Ardmore (information: 610-896-7560, suburbansquare.com)
March 21, 2014 |
DAVID TUCK has plenty of Holocaust horror stories. Although nearly 70 years have passed since he staggered out of the Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria, the memories remain as fresh as a wound slow to scab. Memories of things like the cemeteries where he was forced to loot the jewelry from corpses and dig gold fillings from their rotting mouths to give to his Nazi guards. Or how he dodged death by swearing, in German, his loyalty to the "Fatherland" after he got caught hiding a slice of bread.
July 27, 2012 |
A New York-style Jewish deli in Amish country with a kitchen under the meticulous supervision of a born-again Christian? No, it's not a reality show. Welcome to Mort's New York Style Delicatessen in Lancaster. A growing number of urban Jews have been settling in bucolic Lancaster County over the last several years, lured by the wholesome charm and the proximity to Philadelphia and New York. So many, in fact, that Lancaster has three synagogues and a Jewish community center. What it didn't have, in this place where most Zimmermans and Kaufmans are not Jewish, was a place to get a decent nosh.
June 28, 2012 |
Louise Selleck Greenbaum, 89, of West Hartford, Conn., who was a teacher in Cherry Hill, died of complications from a heart ailment on Sunday, June 24, at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, Conn. Mrs. Greenbaum lived from 1960 to 2010 in Cherry Hill, where her husband, Maurice, was executive director of the Jewish Community Center of Camden County for a time, according to the couple's daughter, Beth Bernstein. "She did what she called 'bedside teaching,' " which meant tutoring homebound students, Bernstein said.
June 25, 2012 |
Beachgoers at the Jersey Shore looked to the sky and found an unpleasant sight Saturday afternoon — but it wasn't circling seagulls or dark storm clouds breaking the sun-soaked summer day. It was a swastika, flown on a plane-led banner above the beach like an ad for a bar's karaoke night or a restaurant's seafood special. "First I was like, ‘Did I just see what I thought I saw fly by?'" said Kim Silverman, 54, a Philadelphia woman who was enjoying the waves at Long Beach Island around 3 p.m. when she looked up to see the symbol, long associated with the horrors perpetuated in Nazi Germany, traveling across the blue sky above.
March 16, 2012
Theater 11th Annual Solo Flights Festival Features five solo artists & two ensemble companies. Closes 3/25. Mill Hill Playhouse, 205 E. Front St., Trenton; 609-392-0766. $20. 1812 Productions: Let's Pretend We're Famous New comedy cabaret featuring Jennifer Childs & Tony Braithwaite. Closes 3/25. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Pl.; Reservations required: 215-735-0630 or 1-800-595-4849. 1812productions.org. $28-$36. A Reptile Dysfunction Musical comedy.
January 29, 2012 |
HACKENSACK, N.J. - Authorities leveled additional charges Friday against a teenager accused in the firebombings of two North Jersey synagogues, saying he had plotted a similar attack on a Jewish community center and had conducted Internet searches for building Molotov cocktails and instructions on blowing up buildings. Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said investigators found multiple Molotov cocktails last week in a wooded area near the Jewish Community Center of Paramus, and they traced the evidence to a foiled attack they said suspect Anthony Graziano had planned for Jan. 7. Graziano, 19, was charged Friday with aggravated arson, bias intimidation, and other charges for the planned attack on the Paramus center.
January 28, 2012 |
HACKENSACK, N.J. - Authorities leveled additional charges Friday against a teenager accused in the firebombings of two North Jersey synagogues, saying he had plotted a similar attack on a Jewish community center and had conducted Internet searches for building Molotov cocktails and instructions on blowing up buildings. Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said investigators found multiple Molotov cocktails this week in a wooded area near the Jewish Community Center of Paramus, and they traced the evidence to a foiled attack they said suspect Anthony Graziano had planned for Jan. 7. Graziano, 19, was charged Friday with aggravated arson, bias intimidation, and other charges for the planned attack on the Paramus center.
September 22, 2011 |
NEW YORK - The developer of an Islamic cultural center that opened Wednesday evening near the site of the terrorist attacks that leveled the World Trade Center says the biggest error on the project was not involving the families of 9/11 victims from the start. People crowded into the center, where a small orchestra played traditional Middle Eastern instruments and a photo exhibit of New York children of different ethnicities lined the walls. The enthusiasm at the opening belied its troubled beginnings.
November 24, 2010 |
Ramon Brier Garfinkel, 85, of Rittenhouse Square, a real estate developer and community activist, died of heart failure Saturday, Nov. 13, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. As president of Eldon Construction Co., Mr. Garfinkel built more than 1,000 housing units in Northeast Philadelphia and in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey suburbs. His projects included the residential communities of Mullica Hill Farms and Whitemarsh Farms in New Jersey, and condo complexes in Cinnaminson and in the Art Museum area in Philadelphia.