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Saturday, December 4, 2021

Award-winning documentary about Roman Jews during the Nazi occupation to be shown at Ocean...

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What was the experience of Roman Jews living in Nazi occupied Rome? The public is invited to a free screening, an adult program, of the award-winning documentary film Oro Macht Frei (Gold Will Set...

Review: ‘Bad Jews’ will make you laugh, cringe and think

How fitting that the Actors’ Warehouse would select “Bad Jews” as the first offering in its classy new venue — a former church on Northeast First Street that has long since been repurposed from...

Jewish music for any soul

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For the 8th season, clarinetist Paul Green will bring Jewish music to the Berkshires with an international mix of chamber works and song. His "Summer Celebration of Jewish Music" brings together an ensemble that includes...

‘My mother’s Italian, my father’s Jewish, & I’m in therapy!’ highlights joys and struggles...

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Steve Solomon has made a successful career out of talking about his family. The one-man show he created and stars in, “My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish, & I'm in Therapy!” — which he will...

Hillel Kogan’s We Love Arabs explores the relationship between Arab and Jewish Israelis

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Why do people have to take controversial issues so seriously? In a world where every political debate turns into a new reason to abuse barbiturates, it feels like it's time for everyone to just...

Film review: ‘A Jew must die’ appearing at the Washington Jewish film festival

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I have seen many World War II films that focused on either the battles that were fought, or the horrors of the Holocaust. Only a small number of films touch on the level of...

Musical called ‘Jew Store’ making world debut locally this weekend

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Theater fans who’d like to see a Broadway show before New Yorkers do will have their chance with the world premiere of “Jew Store (The Musical),” at the Aronoff this weekend. “Jew Store (The Musical),”...

Bad jews’ director says characters’ histrionics not about stereotypes

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Journalists writing about a play usually aren’t invited to see the actors perform until opening night. But 11 days before the Toronto premiere of Bad Jews, Joshua Harmon’s hit play, I arrive at the...

Film Review: ‘Fog in August’ Appearing at The Washington Jewish Film Festival

The horrors of the Holocaust have been portrayed many times in film, most notably Schindler’s List and The Pianist. One such horror, however, has never been a focus of film study: the euthanasia program...

Experiencing the horrors of war through music

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A new arrangement of a powerful composition conveying the horrors of war, written by a Toronto musician while he was interned in a displaced persons’ camp in 1946, will premiere at the Jewish Music...