Budget Deficit Forces Layoffs, Cost Cuts At National Museum of American Jewish HistoryThe National Museum of American Jewish History, which opened with great fanfare in 2010 at 5th and Market Streets, is laying off workers and cutting its hours because of a $1.8 million budget deficit.
Non-Christians Celebrate At The National Museum Of American Jewish HistoryEmily August, director of public programs here at the National Museum of American Jewish History says Christmas is their most attended day of the year.
In Philadelphia, US Citizens Sworn In on World Refugee DayAbbas Khalaf, a native of Iraq, had a dramatic journey to resettle in the United States, finding his way to Northampton, Pa.
Positively Philadelphia: Exhibition of Richard Avedon PhotographyThe new show, running at the National Museum of American Jewish History, highlights the decades-long career of celebrity and fashion photographer Richard Avedon.
Lynne Abraham Blames On-Stage Collapse On Not Drinking Enough Water"I'm drinking water today," she said at a candidates' forum in Old City, "something I almost never do."
Philadelphia's Jewish History Museum Spotlights George Washington's Efforts For Religious FreedomA spokeswoman says Washington's letter restating his now-famous famous words, "to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance," underscored his committment to freedom.
Old City Museum Celebrates 'Being ________ At Christmas'"The event used to be called being Jewish at Christmas, but why limit it to just Jewish audiences," says Emily August, director of public programs at the museum. "This way you can fill in any blank you are."
Top Things To Do In Philadelphia Today, July 30Looking for something to do today? Here are our top three picks…there’s something for everyone in the Philadelphia area!
Kidcasting from the Chasing Dreams Mall Extravaganza
For Those Shoveling, Latest Snowfall Was a Real Backbreaker"It has a lot of wetness to it -- a whole lot of rain, so it's more wet than the other snow," noted one man who was clearing a sidewalk in center city Philadelphia.
On Christmas Day, An Old City Museum Opens For _________ PeopleTraditionally, there's not a lot that's open on Christmas Day, but the National Museum of American Jewish History was.
School Students Travel From Tennessee To Philadelphia To Learn About Jewish CultureSome area Jewish families played host this weekend to a group of school kids from Tennessee who came all the way to Philadelphia to learn about the Jewish life and history.