Category Archives: Performances

Yiddish ‘Fiddler’ moves to 42nd Street, but why?

Last summer, Battery Park was busier than usual on July 4th. In addition to the crowds who had come to see fireworks explode around Lady Liberty, all the lights were also on at the Museum of Jewish Heritage (MJH). Manhattan … Continue reading

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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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