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The selection committee of the International Jewish Film Festival has been hard at work since January and the result is a menu of films with something to satisfy every taste. From the serious (women’s roles in Orthodox Judaism, politics, the Holocaust) to the whimsical (Mah-jongg) and beyond (Star Trek’s Mr. Spock), this year’s line up Read More

Think multi-award winners director Judith Braha and actress Bobbie Steinbach, and you know something sensational is going to occur on stage.
 Braha and Steinbach have worked together eight times in various Boston and area theaters, making theatrical magic. Besides building a solid working relationship together, they’re good friends, who share each other’s philosophy, work ethic Read More

Film festivals aren’t just reserved for Cannes or Sundance. In fact, each year right in the North Shore’s backyard, the Merrimack Valley Jewish Federation hosts The Merrimack Valley Jewish Film Festival. Now in its seventh year, the festival originated by Executive Director Laurie Tishler Mindlin out of a need for more Jewish cultural programs in Read More

From the plains of Argentina to the hallowed, magical halls of Harry Potter’s Hogwarts, a new crop of children’s books for Passover transports children to unexpected places for the eight day Festival of Freedom that begins this year with the first seder, on Monday evening, April 10. Among the engaging and informative books and new Read More

Yehudi Wyner was feted by and featured in a concert on Wednesday, March 22nd at Jordan Hall. Sponsored by the Jewish Arts Collaborative, the concert was a part of an annual series dedicated to the memory of entrepreneur and philanthropist Michael B. Rukin. Jim Ball, Director of Communications for the Jewish Arts Collaborative, who introduced Read More

Beverly Clark is the founder and President of the Board of Directors of Symphony by the Sea, a professional orchestra now based at the Cabot Theater in Beverly, and a retired professional flutist. She is also a psychoeducational diagnostican with an expertise in assessing reading disabilities, a certified educational/school psychologist and reading specialist. How did Read More

The Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, hosts its spring Community Open House on Sunday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Center is a nonprofit organization working to tell the whole Jewish story by rescuing, translating and disseminating Yiddish books and presenting innovative educational programs that broaden understanding of modern Jewish identity. The free daylong Read More

Local author and freelance writer Lina Rehal has released her newest book, “Loving Daniel.” While the contemporary romance is her first novel and book one of her Tucker’s Landing series about the people in a small coastal town in Massachusetts and their friends in southern Maine, it is her third book. In 2011, Rehal self-published Read More

Is a true leader one who is ready to give up leadership? Major Israeli playwright Joshua Sobol (“Ghetto,” among many others) seems to think so in his provocatively secular new drama “David, King” (“David, Melech”), in an April 5 premiere staged reading at Wellesley College. To Israeli Stage artistic director Guy Ben-Aharon, who has given Read More

Molly Winsten imagines herself on TV, fighting for culinary dominance like the celebrity chefs on the Food Network. The 24-year-old Boston University graduate student took a big step toward her goal when she recently competed in the network’s “Bakers vs. Fakers” program. Winsten is in her second year of a Master’s program in Nutrition and Read More