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Sponsored by Israeli Stage, noted Israeli playwright Joshua Sobol will be in the Boston area to present a series of lectures from March 20-31, with a world premiere of his new play to be performed on April 5. According to Guy Ben-Aharon, artistic director of Israeli stage, the 77 year old Sobol is “one of Read More

Twenty-eight years ago, New Zealand created an unusual fashion competition in which the participants weren’t necessarily haute couture or daily wear fashion designers. Instead, a former costume designer from the iconic Cirque du Soleil, woodworkers, architects, potters, sculptors, carpenters, teachers, set designers, kitchen putterers, boatbuilders, and others were welcomed to this international competition and encouraged Read More

Swordfish meatballs served on challah. Paella stuffed knishes. Savory rugellah wrapped around ground lamb. A garbanzo stew recalling the Spanish Inquisition and a Shakalatke. Boston’s top chefs, bakers and drink purveyors from in and out of the Jewish community served up inventive Sephardic style dishes at Beyond Bubbie’s Kitchen, the popular food event held last Read More

What should theatergoers make of a Jewish homeless veteran whose essential role model is his Bubbie who has been working at a nursing home tending to fellow Jewish grandmothers? The middle-aged veteran in question, known as Frog, is finding his own care of sorts at an ecumenical industrial soup kitchen run by a Bronx church Read More

When Gitit Shoval takes the stage at Temple Reyim in Newton this month, she will lead her audience on a global musical tour that reflects her own life’s creative journey through songs from Israel and the U.S. In an award winning musical career spanning forty years, the Israeli-born singer and platinum selling recording artist has Read More

Bertolt Brecht escaped pre-Holocaust Germany in 1939 and railed against Nazism in such plays as “The Jewish Wife” and ‘’Fear and Misery Under the Third Reich.” Many theater-goers best know the great man of letters and respected director for his epic drama “Mother Courage and Her Children” and his famed collaboration with Jewish composer Kurt Read More

If you like artfully made pizza, created from handmade dough that’s cooked at about 1,000 degrees in a wood burning oven, than you should love Bambolina on Derby Street in Salem. And if you love bagels made in the same oven, you probably don’t know it because they’ve only recently become available at a pop-up Read More

Congregation Kehillath Israel presents “A Love Story,” a live concert production that will be packed with the most romantic melodies known to man, performed by some of the best musical artists in Greater Boston. Produced by Center Makor, Congregation Kehillath Israel and Olga Lisovskaya Productions, the concert will showcase carefully chosen repertoire – from soaring Read More

Shelley A. Sackett Special to the Journal When local filmmaker Joe Cultrera, businessman Paul Van Ness and Salem Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rinus Oosthoek gathered at the fledgling CinemaSalem’s café in 2007, they all shared a common goal: to create a film festival that would be fair to documentary filmmakers and attractive to audiences Read More

It started innocently enough. R. Harvey Bravman of Brookline received a phone call from Lloyd Gellineau, Director or Diversity for the town of Brookline. He invited Harvey to a meeting to discuss producing a documentary about Brookline at the Health Department. “There was a metal closet and they opened it up,” explains Bravman. “And in Read More