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Producer Brings ‘Curious Incident’ to Life in US, Enjoys Greater Jewish Presence Here

So how does the story of an autistic teenage boy who discovers his neighbor’s dog has been killed and tries to find the culprit...

Steven Spielberg Seeking Lead Actor Child for New Movie

Famed director Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment has issued an open casting call for a boy between the ages of 6 to 9 to star in...

‘Color Me Bearded’ Puts Colorful Spin on 50-Year Anniversary of Streisand Special

John Jarboe, artistic director of the Bearded Ladies, posing during his musical event “Color Me Bearded.” Copyright Kathryn Raines, 2017 “Audience, can you hear me?”...

Concert Sheds Light on Obscure Sisters

When thinking about composers, some classic names that come to mind are perhaps Bach and Beethoven. But we might not think about Bach in...

Remember the Past and Confront the Future With Holocaust Art Exhibition

When Linda Dubin Garfield and Elsa Wachs were thinking of where to display “Remembering the Past, Confronting the Future,” their collection of Holocaust art,...

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...

Eight Ways to Repurpose and DIY Chanukah Traditions

It’s that special time of year again — Christmas! — er, Chanukah. With both holidays starting on Dec. 24 this year, the perfect holiday party...

Moo Shu Jew Returns on Dec. 24 — and the Laughs Are on All...

The Borscht Belt is gone now, so this will have to do. On Christmas Eve — which coincides with the first night of Chanukah for...
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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...