Friday, December 19, 2014 Kislev 27, 5775

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Some good GPS advice: To get to "Avenue Q," go straight to "Sesame Street," and then make a U-turn. A really huge U-turn. Broadway audiences have turned to "Avenue Q" for the ultimate street theater that it is; the show, a parody of the puppets that make Muppets a must-stop pop on children's TV, hit the yellow-brick road and then...
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M.J. Fine, JE Feature
If any musical scene is going to reflect the clash of cultures, it's Israel. As people from all over the world have flocked there over the past 60 years, it's absorbed a multitude of sounds. And in a place so small, it would be impossible to segregate them and foolish to try; cross-pollination is what keeps music from stagnating. You...
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The journey of a New York mayor's family
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When the book Fiorello's Sister appeared in my office, the thought flashed through my mind that, yes, Fiorello La Guardia, the beloved mayor of New York City during the 1930s and '40s, known endearingly to his supporters as the "Little Flower," had had Jewish ancestry somewhere down the line. I assumed that this point was the reason why the book...
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It's that time of the year -- time to warm up, settle down and get ready for game day. Super Sunday -- the other Super Sunday, meaning football and not fundraising -- takes place on Feb. 3. And while tradition has it that most nibble on junk-food galore while they watch two teams clobber each other, there is certainly room...
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Bravo moment: Patti Stanger is truly one in a 'Million'
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Yenta, you've met your match. And if her shtetl shimmers with tinsel rather than tzimmes, well, isn't there a lid for every pot? Patti Stanger certainly knows so. No love-connection stranger, Stanger is a third-generation generator of matchmaking with one major difference: Her mother and grandmother did it for love at their shul; she does it for a living. And...
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Arts and Culture Events

Fri. Dec 19
Festival of Lights
Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History
5:00 PM-7:30 PM
Sat. Dec 20
Adath Israel
4:00 PM
Sat. Dec 20
Beth El's Jewish Film Festival
Congregation Beth El of Bucks County
6:00 PM
Congregation Beth El of Bucks County

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