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MARCH 29, 2018 – The ability to sing is a gift many take for granted. Sadly, hundreds of thousands of people lose this talent because of lung cancer, a scourge that is responsible for more deaths than any other type of cancer. On April 5, the research funding organization Upstage Lung Cancer (upstagelungcancer.org) will host Read More

MARCH 29, 2018 – Two summers ago, Tamar Paley started thinking about what she wanted to focus on for her senior thesis project at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design in Ramat Gan. As one whose work is inspired as much by her own life and opinions as by form and materials, she decided to Read More

MARCH 29, 2018 – BOSTON – If freedom were a food, what would Bostonians chose as their culinary symbol? It’s one of four questions artist Julia Vogl is asking people from all walks of life as part of “Pathways to Freedom,” a public art initiative sponsored by the Newton-based Jewish Arts Collaborative (JArts). The bold Read More

MARCH 22, 2018 – When Nataly Zukerman was a child in Israel, she dreamed of becoming a professional dancer. However, an ill-fated accident at a youth camp when she was 12 dashed those girlhood dreams and changed her life. A structure fell on her, breaking vertebrae in her back and leaving her paralyzed. After surgery Read More

MARCH 22, 2018 – An audacious film that melds raw emotion and absurdist allegory into a blistering assessment of contemporary Israel, Samuel Maoz’s “Foxtrot” deserves to be seen and demands to be discussed. Winner of the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival and eight Ophir Awards (Israel’s Oscars) including best film, director, and actor Read More

MARCH 22, 2018 – In addition to being the first band to record a hit song by then rookie writer Neil Diamond (“Sunday and Me”), Jay and the Americans also sold the most copies of any version of “Some Enchanted Evening.” Their show on April 6 at The Cabot in Beverly is sure to be Read More

MARCH 22, 2018 – A lifelong love of writing, a silly sense of humor, and a soft spot for animals has proven to be a winning combination for Jane Sutton, the award-winning children’s book writer from Lexington who for decades has been tickling the fancy of her young readers. Sutton’s playful, humorous, and endearing stories Read More

MARCH 29, 2018 - Last weekend at Lynn Arts, Marble­head artist Rickey Schwed stood next to three striking charcoal drawings of three generations of women. They were displayed vertically, and included Schwed’s great-grandmother Esther, dressed in an elegant 1940s hat. In Schwed’s charcoal, Esther stares straight ahead, serious and concerned. It’s as if she knows Read More

MARCH 8, 2018 – Jenny Reagan values the Broadway standards that provide an ongoing frame of reference for the characters in the Mark Gerrard play “Steve.’’ The Westwood native and Jewish actress, a theater major at the UMass-Amherst as well as a marketing manager for an architectural firm, values them and their composers – most Read More

MARCH 8, 2018 – Charlotte and Ronen Thalmay run the tour company Jewish-Copenhagen.dk, specializing in Jewish tours in Copenhagen, which tell the dramatic and inspiring history of the Danish Jews. Here are some of the historic insights they share during their tours: Although Jews always have been a very small minority in Denmark, they have Read More