The Nan and Joseph P. Sobo Brunch Series

 

Politics, Culture and Bagels! Enjoy three stimulating lectures this fall by some of the area’s best thinkers and speakers on a variety of cultural and contemporary topics while noshing with friends. The perfect way to spend a Sunday morning! Generously sponsored by Phyllis and Howard Fischer in memory of Nan and Joseph P. Sobo.
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DAN ROTTENBERG: THE OUTSIDER
The Gershman Y
Sunday, September 21, 11 am
$15
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Albert M. Greenfield (1887–1967), a Russian Jew, built a business empire in Philadelphia that encompassed real estate, department and specialty stores (Bonwit Teller and Tiffany & Co.), hotels (the Ben Franklin and the Bellevue-Stratford), banks, newspapers, transportation companies, and the Loft Candy Corporation. In The Outsider, Dan Rottenberg deftly chronicles the astonishing rises, falls, and countless reinventions of this combative businessman, providing a microcosmic look at three twentieth-century upheavals: the rise of Jews as a crucial American business force, the decline of America’s Protestant Establishment, and the transformation of American cities.


Dick PolmanTHE BATTLE OF THE TOMS:
DISSECTING THE CORBETT-WOLF RACE WITH DICK POLMAN
The Gershman Y
Sunday, October 19, 11 am
$15
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Philadelphia Inquirer political columnist and daily blogger Dick Polman returns to the Gershman Y to evaluate the upcoming gubernatorial election. Whether you vote red or blue, Polman is sure to provide an instructive and useful analysis of your options.


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STRAND-ED AT THE GERSHMAN Y

The Gershman Y
Sunday, November 23, 11 am
$15
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Maxine Gaiber, the Gershman Y’s new Executive Director (direct from the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts) gives an enlightening introduction to the work of American photographer and filmmaker Paul Strand, whose work is on display in a special exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Strand’s life’s work includes his breakthrough trials in abstraction and street portraits, close-ups of natural and machine forms, and extended explorations of the American Southwest, Mexico, New England, France, Italy, Scotland, Egypt, Morocco, Ghana, and Romania. Whether you’re planning to see the exhibit or just want to learn more about the artist, don’t miss this illuminating discussion about this influential Jewish American artist!