Author: Elkin, Michael
Date published: November 24, 2010
Want a 50-yard-line seat to what it means to be the ultimate Eagles fan - the owner? Put your money down now for an inside look offered up by Jerry Wolman, the Shenandoah, Pa., native who became one of the biggest Philly figures of all when he ran the Eagles in the 1960s (and passed on them, too, when he sold them to Len Tose). Wolman, who made his mint as a developer, then lost his millions in a riches-to-rags fable, has also authored Jerry Wolman: The World's Richest Man, and will discuss his life's arc from soaring like an eagle to toppling like a building at a Dec. 7 book sale/signing sponsored by the Men's Club at Beth Sholom Congregation in Elkins Park. Hey, Jonathan Tabas, Men's Club president, you gonna toss an invite to Norm Snead? ... Well, if ya gotta go, ya gotta go: Outgoing U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter - in the political sense; "Stars" isn't suggesting he has a bubbly personality - will be honored with the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society of Philadelphia's Benjamin F. Levy Community Service Award. Drink up! It's all part of the society's annual "Latkes and Vodkas" Chanukah party, this year on Nov. 30 (it's coming early this year, as compared to last year, when it was late) at the National Museum of American Jewish History Republicans, Democrats - doesn't matter - all are invited and will feel at home with the choice. ... Movin' on up - and no, she's not doing a remake of "The Jeffersons." But Bari-Joy Epstein - long active in Jewish communal work here and in New York - has made a move to Moving Traditions, joining the Jenkintown-based group that weaves gender and Judaism into its framework, as development director. ... Feeling Jewish-jazzed? It may be that you've heard the rumblings of the Philadelphia Folklore Project's upcoming premiere of "Eatala: A Life in Klezmer." The Dec. 4 screening at Crossroads Music in Southwest Philly will also fete Elaine Hoffman Watts and "four generations of Philadelphia Jewish musicians." See, dreidels aren't the only spinning tops on the Jewish scene these days. . . . Not that the National Museum of American Jewish History needs more type/hype, but with all the news of the new museum, did anyone take a flyer on the fact that the "Only in America" Gallery/Hall of Fame has been funded by Ed Snider, whose first-class act extends to his first-place Flyers? Alas, there are no Jewish hockey players in the museum's Hall of Fame. Only in America - or Canada. . . . Takes the (cup) cake! That's Roz Bratt, whose kosher Homemade Goodies by Roz ate the competition alive as winner of the Purple Cupcake Award at the National Women Against Abuse's annual Dish It Up. Any leftovers for "Stars," Roz? Bratt can also brag that she's judging the upcoming Gershman JCC "Latkepalooza" bake-off of Jewish apple cakes, mandel bread and ruggelach. Also noshing at the judges' table will be Michael Solomonov of Zahav; and, coming through the rye, Michael Spector of Delicatessen. ... "Stars" tips his hat to the city of Philadelphia, just named by Zagat Survey as having some of the leading tippers in the nation, coming in at 19.6 percent of the bill. (Obviously, they didn't include my Uncle Elchik, whose best tip was, "Eat healthy - and save the corned beef for me!") Check, please!
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