On Saturday, June 1, the Keystone State Boychoir will perform The Story of Vedem — a musical performance inspired by the writings of young boys confined in the Nazi-run concentration camp of Terezin, where they secretly published a weekly magazine called Vedem, featuring their own prose and poetry. The choir will perform the work for the only living survivor of the Vedem boys — Sidney Taussig, who will be in attendance. The event will be held at the National Museum of American Jewish History from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets start at $54 and benefit the Keystone State Boychoir’s education fund. For more info, call 215-849-1762 or go to www.cychoirs.org/vedem.
Yes, that was Freedom Mortgage CEO and president Stanley Middleman behind the bar at Mount Laurel’s Redz restaurant on May 9, pouring spirits to raise funds for the American Cancer Society and Liberty USO. A percentage of proceeds from the cash bar — which was then matched by Freedom — was donated to both charities. The night’s total take: about $10,000.
Philly’s Thomas Edison High School lost 64 graduates in the Vietnam War — more than any other high school in the nation and a staggering 10 percent of the 648 Philadelphians killed in the conflict. In their honor, Edison’s original building at 700 West Somerset is being converted into apartments called Edison 64 Veterans Community. Its 66 units will house low-income tenants, with preference given to veterans who will have access to a host of on-site services provided by the Veterans Multi-Service Center. Edison 64 is now accepting housing applications. To apply, click here or call 215-923-2600.