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One Everyday Person Looking for Sly Stone

When Sly Stone of Sly and the Family Stone sang, “You can make it if you try” in 1969, he probably didn’t know that...

Israeli Film Festival Goes Gaga Over ‘Gaga’

Before Lady Gaga’s hit “Just Dance,” there was a dance style created by Mr. Gaga himself. Formally known as Ohad Naharin, the artistic director of...

Power of Words, Faith Drive Benj Pasek to Musical Success, Including Golden Globe

Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised the former preschool king of Shabbat has become one of the kings of both Broadway and Hollywood. After all, from...

‘There Are Jews Here’ Showcases Dwindling Small-town Religious and Cultural Life

The title of the film is There Are Jews Here but after seeing last week’s screening of the documentary in New York, viewers would...

Best of 2016: What We Loved in Jewish Culture This Year

This year was a terrific one for Jewish creative output. There were many Jewish films, both mainstream and festival favorites, which saw their screen...

‘A Rugrats Chanukah’ 20 Years Later

For some people, nothing says the start of the holiday season better than classic movies, with perhaps It’s a Wonderful Life taking the honor...
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Bala Cynwyd Teen’s Bar Mitzvah Project to Screen at Film Festival on Nov. 13

“This is unique as far as any Bar Mitzvah project as I have ever heard,” remarked Rabbi Marc Israel of Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El...
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Ladies, Master Class Lead the Way at 36th Edition of Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival

The Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival is sure to be a lucky one this year. Entering its 36th anniversary season — double chai — the festival...
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Lynn Cohen Revels in Tangy Role of Jewish Grandmother

The Miller family is in a big pickle. Well, more so they’re trying to steal a big pickle. Lynn Cohen, 83 — known for her roles...
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Marc Summers Reflects on 30 Years in TV, Double Dare, Unwrapped

Marc Summers is one of the most memorable personalities from many millennials’ childhoods. Marc Summers is one of the most memorable personalities from many millennials’...