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On the first Friday of every month, the quiet cobblestone streets of Old City Philadelphia are reborn into a bustling, contemporary art scene. Thousands of eager guests wander through, enjoying the wide variety of music and art exhibitions. But, by nine o’clock, most g...

4/8/2020

The National Museum of Jewish American History filed for bankruptcy last month — then things got worse, not just there, but for everyone.

All of Philadelphia’s Jewish arts and culture community screeched to a halt in the wake of the social distancing measures implemente...

1/20/2020

Have you ever wanted to take a peek and see what the most remote part of the world looks like? Starting tomorrow, Philadelphians officially have that unique opportunity. 

Emmy Award-winning journalist Joyce Ferder Rankin is bringing her one-woman exhibition to Philly

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For something that affects nearly one in eight couples, infertility is far too often misunderstood.

So goes the thinking of Elizabeth Walker and Maria Novotny, curators, public health activists and co-founders of The Art of Infertility, an arts organization that aims to...

In some circles, Philadelphia photographer Scott Weiner has become as legendary as the subjects of his work.

A rock ‘n’ roll exhibition celebrating more than 40 years of Weiner’s photography was recently on display at the Old City Jewish Arts Center (OCJAC), drawin...

Philadelphia-based artist Tremain Smith wasn’t sure what to expect when Rabbi Zalman Wircberg, director of the Old City Jewish Arts Center (OCJAC), visited her studio to look at her art, but was still surprised when he asked to see her grief paintings, which she had cr...

Rabbi Zalman Wircberg had never heard of Tremain Smith when someone attending an exhibit at the Old City Jewish Art Center said they weren’t interested in that exhibit, however, they would be interested if he brought in Tremain Smith’s work. When he told someone else h...

“I am a painter of wounds. Revealing the wound invites healing,” writes Tremain Smith in The Art of Grief and What Follows at Old City Jewish Art Center (OCJAC), which presents the artist’s paintings and meditations in the wake of her mother’s 2015 death.

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A Philadelphia art exhibit featuring trees and nature benefitting Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue building seems a perfect match.

The combination of Linda Dubin Garfield, an award-winning printmaker who helps area artists build exposure, and Rabbi Zalman Wircberg, g...

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