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News from the Jewish entertainment and cultural scene.

modern loss

Dead. Dying. Deceased. Demise. Well into the 21st century, few of us want to be caught—um, dead—saying any of those “D” words aloud. 

singing competition

Are you a fan of the show Glee or the Pitch Perfect movie franchise? Then Ilu Finu is for you.

Through interactive seminars, students explored the intersection of Jewish art, culture, and identity. 


 New podcast on Jewish food gives listeners a taste from the experts.

Joel Chasnoff at Christmas for the Jews 2017

City Winery offers an evening of Jewish stand-up comedy and more, Dec 25.

Israel has a delicious tradition of sufganiyot—decadent doughnuts—and this is the tradition I am researching. Sweet, lighter-than-air doughnuts with an indulgent glaze.


In the lineup of 20th-century “bad guys,” Adolf Hitler usually comes out on top, with Joseph Stalin running a close second. Behind them, Francisco Franco often appears and, farther down, Benito Mussolini.Now, with the publication of her latest work of nonfiction, A Bold and Dangerous Family: The Remarkable Story of an Italian Mother, Her Two Sons, and Their Fight Against Fascism, British journalist and historian Caroline Moorehead hopes to shake up the list a little.


One Chicago native's embrace of the genre has helped to spread the blues gospel in Israel. 


Lin Batsheva Kahn was recognized for her innovative approach to global dance education by DePaul University in September, when she was awarded the university's prestigious 2017 Excellence in Teaching Award.

Nicole Krauss

There are more than half a million Jews in Brooklyn—a whopping 25 percent of the New York City borough—and literary superstar Nicole Krauss, who has been preoccupied with Jewish themes since the release of her second novel, The History of Love, in 2005, is one of them. But that doesn’t mean that the writer, now 43, feels at home in Brooklyn--or anywhere else for that matter.

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