Category Archives: Performances

B’ShERT Purim Shpiel: Prospect Park West Side Story

Kudos to Cantor Suzanne Bernstein (aka “Lenny”) for last night’s terrific Purim Shpiel. This was the debut performance of the new B’ShERT Congregation = the merger of Temple Beth Emeth (Beth Emeth v”Or Progressive Shaari Zedek) and PTBAS (Progressive Temple Beth … Continue reading

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“The Fiddler Returns” wins award from Illinois Woman’s Press Association

FF2 Media congratulates Editor-in-Chief Jan Lisa Huttner, who just won a 2nd place certificate in the Photographer/Writer category for her January JUF News feature “The Fiddler Returns.” The Fiddler Returns By Jan Lisa Huttner The final event in the worldwide celebration … Continue reading

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From Madame Sholem Aleichem

Celebrate Mother’s Day with the Rabinowitz Family! Follow link to download eVite as a PDF: 16May08eVite Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 2 PM Park Slope Jewish Center in Brooklyn 1320 8 Avenue at 14th Street Program… Treats… Hugs… Free 🙂 Dear Friends/Tayere Khaveyrim: Hodel … Continue reading

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After a month of previews, Broadway’s fifth Fiddler on the Roof premiered today at the Broadway Theatre at 1681 Broadway (on the corner of 53rd Street). This is the final event – some might even say the culminating event – … Continue reading

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I am so wrapped up in seeing new films since my move to Brooklyn that I rarely get the chance–or even have the desire–to do much else. But a visit from our friends Mary Lou & George was just the … Continue reading

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Meet Bleu Mobley

RB & I made our first visit to “The Greene Space” in the West Village last night for the kick-off of Warren Lehrer’s latest book launch. A Life in Books: The Rise & Fall of Blue Mobley, a gorgeously produced … Continue reading

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Accordion Arkestra

After over 10 years of correspondence–on e-mail, snail mail, & Facebook–I finally met musicologist Yale Strom in person at the Museum at Eldridge Street on Sunday 10/27! Yale is a musicologist, fiddler, filmmaker, & all around mensch, & he was … Continue reading

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Chava’s “Foreign Letters”

From Tzivi’s Guide to the 2013 CFIC: “Noa Rotstein, making her feature film debut, stars as ‘Ellie’ in Foreign Letters. Ellie is an Israeli girl who moves to Connecticut at age 12… The title comes from a Chava Alberstein album (also called … Continue reading

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Comedian Shaike Levi of Israel’s famous HaGashashim comedy group plays a critical role in Shemi Zahrin’s wonderful new film The World is Funny (my Top Pick on the 2013 Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema schedule). I must admit that HaGashashim … Continue reading

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Paramount Aurora FIDDLER

Anatevka is alive and well on the Fox River A new Anatevka has sprung to life on the shores of the Fox River, and the cast and crew are getting thunderous applause from audiences and rave reviews from critics. Are … Continue reading

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