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Playwright Tackles Weighty, Timeless Issues With Real-Life Elements in The Roses in June

Tim Kolman insists his first play, The Roses in June, which runs from June 14 to July 1 at Plays and Players Theatre in...

Sababa Music Festival To Offer ‘Cool’ Way to Spend Shabbat

As organizers learned with the expensive (the subject of a $100 million lawsuit kind of expensive) dumpster fire that was the Fyre Festival in...

Janet Benton Nods to Jewish Family History, Sexism in New Novel

It’s 1883 in Philadelphia and you are a 23-year-old pregnant woman, turned away by your family, shunned from your community and abandoned by your...

‘Mostly Kosher’ to Make East Coast Debut

What do you call yourself when you have a band made up of some Jews and some non-Jews? Mostly Kosher. The seven-member L.A.-based klezmer band infused...

Jarran Muse Enjoying Performing as Marvin Gaye in Motown: The Musical

For the kid known as Little Sammy Davis Jr., the music of Motown has been a part of his life since he could remember...

Grateful Alive Band Doesn’t Let Age Interfere With Love of Music

Nobody was going off on Jerry Garcia-style guitar solos, but the Grateful Alive Band was hard at work rehearsing for an upcoming gig on...

Celebrating a Centennial On Canvas

Bernice Paul doesn’t have to go very far to paint a landscape. In fact, she just steps out into her backyard. The 100-year-old artist has been...

Festival Features Hebrew Letters as Art and Elton John/Billy Joel Tribute

A dinosaur makes a great Lamed. “And the Aleph can be drawn out of baseball bats,” exclaimed Mordechai Rosenstein, a painter who creates his...

A Wedding Without a Groom at Center of Israeli Filmmaker’s Sophomore Feature

Michal is getting married in 30 days, on the eighth night of Chanukah. She just doesn’t know yet to whom. When her fiancé unexpectedly dumps her...

TV’s Favorite ‘Smother’ to Visit Tiferet Bet Israel

“I have a Ph.D. in men,” joked Beverly Goldberg, the real-life inspiration for the over-the-top mother on ABC’s hit sitcom The Goldbergs. The gregarious mother...