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Fusing ritual and theater

by Avishay Artsy

May 28, 2014 | 12:29 pm

Playwright/Director, Aaron Henne

In Encino, seven actors move across the scuffed hardwood floor of a gymnasium. It’s after 10 p.m. on a Tuesday night, and this is only the third rehearsal for the play “Tefillah or Prayer:... read full article

  • Calendar June 1 - August 30

    By Laura Donney

    May 28, 2014 | 11:41 am

    TUE | JUN 3

    “JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT”

    You’ve seen the banners around the city and we’re here to confirm it: Israel’s favorite son is coming to Los Angeles. Following the triumphs and tribulations of Joseph (son of Jacob and Rachel), the musical is the...

  • Summer Sneaks calendar

    By Ryan Torok

    May 31, 2013 | 11:29 am

    SAT | JUNE 1

    LOS ANGELES JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL 

    More than 20 dramas, documentaries, comedies, foreign language films and shorts will be shown at seven venues from Thousand Oaks to Beverly Hills. Highlights at the eighth annual L.A. Jewish Film Festival include tonight’s...

  • Getting a read on summer

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    May 31, 2013 | 10:49 am

    Poetry is a literary enterprise with enormous allure to the amateur, and yet it is an art form that one can study for a lifetime. And who is a better teacher than Robert Pinsky? The former poet laureate of the United States — and perhaps the most familiar face among working poets,...

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  • Terrorism, a war criminal and the Middle East

    by Iris Mann

    May 31, 2013 | 10:29 am

    Foreign films abound this summer, with several that concern the Middle East in various ways.

    Lebanese-American filmmaker Ziad Doueiri brings Yasmina Khadra’s novel “The Attack” to the screen, and his movie has spawned some controversy in the Arab world.

    The film focuses on Amin...

  • Two docs, two singers, one manager

    by Iris Mann

    May 30, 2013 | 1:44 pm

    Two films screening this year at the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival involve world-renowned singers. “Neil Diamond: Solitary Man” chronicles the career of the “Jewish Elvis,” a singer who has sold more than 125 million records worldwide and has to his credit such iconic hits as...

  • When comedy was kosher

    By Tom Tugend

    May 30, 2013 | 1:10 pm

    The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival would not be worthy of its name without a substantial serving of Jewish humor, and much of this year’s nourishment is provided by two movies honoring the great comedians and writers who flourished around the middle of last century and later.

    ...
  • Q&A with Israeli singer-songwriter Noa

    By Tom Teicholz

    May 29, 2013 | 1:36 pm

    Achinoam Nini, the Israeli singer-songwriter known to all simply as Noa, will perform on June 18 at  American Jewish University as part of the new Geller Festival of the Arts. Born in Tel Aviv in 1969, Noa moved to New York as a child and lived there with her family until she...

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