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AUGUST 16, 2018, BOSTON – The crown jewel of Boston boasts a new luster. Closed for two years, the Emerson Colonial Theatre is showcasing the pre-Broadway tryout of “Moulin Rouge! The Musical,” an adaptation of the splashy Baz Luhrmann film and a celebration of the title Paris nightclub. Is the show version too glitzy for Read More

AUGUST 16, 2018 – Having taught public relations and writing at Emerson College and Boston University and an ethics course at Suffolk University, Zvi A. Sesling knows a thing or two about getting the word out. Apparently, his efforts have paid off as he was recently named the Poet Laureate of Brookline. He will give Read More

AUGUST 16, 2018, AMHERST – The Yiddish Book Center announced that they have made Isaac Bashevis Singer’s Yiddish works freely available online through the Yiddish Book Center’s Steven Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library. This is a major milestone for readers and scholars alike as the Yiddish originals were never widely distributed and often differ significantly from Read More

AUGUST 16, 2018, BOSTON – Here are a few trivia questions for you – see how you do with them: “Mel Brooks’s Star Wars parody, ‘Spaceballs,’ replaces ‘Force’ in the ‘May the Force be with you’ with what very Jewish name?” “Collectively, what were comedians Moses Horowitz, Louis Feinberg, and Jerome Horwitz better known as?” Read More

AUGUST 16, 2018 – As a significant percentage of American Jewish millennials move away from Judaism and their connection to Israel, Kate Eppers stands out. The singer/songwriter, actress, and social worker is a vocal supporter of the Jewish homeland and is committed to advocating for the country, even if it takes hours of conversations to Read More

AUGUST 2, 2018 - Danny Burstein recently spoke to the Journal during a pre-press opening interview. The six-time Tony Award nominee (“Follies” and “South Pacific”at Lincoln Center, among others) was expressing his enthusiasm about following up his 2016 Tony nomination as Tevye with the role of impresario Harold Zidler in “Moulin Rouge! The Musical,” now Read More

AUGUST 2, 2018 - “An American in Paris” has always had a Jewish connection. After all, George Gershwin drew inspiration for his 1928 concerto from his own time in the City of Light. The Oscar-winning 1951 film of the same name inspired by Gershwin’s music featured actor-dancer extraordinaire Gene Kelly, a 20-year-old unknown ballerina named Read More

AUGUST 2, 2018, SWAMPSCOTT – After the upcoming schedule was announced, the dues collected, the seating negotiated, and the apartment buzzer stopped blaring with each new arrival, the Temple Sinai Sisterhood book group could finally get down to business. “I couldn’t read it because I got so upset and so angry,” said Claire Sandler of Read More

JULY 19, 2018 – In 2004, 92 years after opening, the Causeway Street Elevated Railway and North Station platform were demolished. With the last piece of the giant structure gone, light shone again on the West End’s main thoroughfare. The West End Museum is hosting a new exhibit that recalls the final days of the Read More

JULY 19, 2018 – Art has been imitating life for Shelli Epstein. As the 24-year-old Israeli-British gymnast and performer recently told the Journal, “I am used to people coming and going in my life.” Her history of changing locations and evolving connections goes back as far as her infancy. She was born in Ramat Gan Read More