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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

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Just back from a late February, school vacation week aid trip to New Orleans, the two rabbis from Chabad of the North Shore are still glowing with joy. Leading a volunteer effort that brought a stunning 55 volunteers to the impoverished Ninth Ward – which is still struggling to recover from Hurricane Katrina 12 years Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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