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  • Supporting Israeli Art

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 3, 2013 | 12:23 pm

    Today, I would like to present to you the respected group of Israeli artists I was recently introduced to, whose works are published and sold via one website, named "Israeli Art." In this one website, you can find a variety of Israeli and Jewish creations, made by tenths of Israeli...

  • Let it shine with these unique menorahs

    By Elyse Glickman

    December 6, 2012 | 2:47 pm

    Artists and designers in the United States and Israel are broadening and updating the ways in which we pay tribute to Judah Maccabee through the emblematic menorah, commemorating the miraculous endurance of the fabled lighting oil and the resilience that keeps Judaism’s fire lit,...

  • Do artists intuit scientific truths?

    By David Wolpe

    December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Jonah Lehrer's book, "Proust Was a Neuroscientist," is based on a misunderstanding. Nonetheless, it is engaging, informed, wide ranging and altogether worth reading. At times it has the whip-smart feel of the best term paper you've ever read; if only one could adjust the thesis a...
  • A Super ‘Schmooze’ Move

    May 25, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The unforgettable superheroes of comic strips became the stuff of endless Hollywood big-budget sequels. But more often than not, they began in the fevered imaginations of struggling young Jewish guys, whose wildest dreams could be hemmed in only by four panels and black ink.

    "In June...

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  • A Life Interrupted, a Dream Fulfilled

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 11, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Joan "Pessie" Hammer recently bustled through the crowd of hipsters and Chasidim at the first gallery exhibition featuring art by her late son, Moshe.

    Clutching a siddur, the Lubavich mother animatedly chatted with patrons who admired his ethereal religious drawings: pages of a...

  • Art Exhibit Links Trojans, Bruins

    By Robert David Jaffee

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Divided between the USC and UCLA campuses, the latest art exhibition by the Jewish Artist Initiative (JAI), titled, "Makor/Source," taps into the wellspring of Jewish life.

    How fitting that Ruth Weisberg, USC dean of fine arts, would include her water-themed, mixed-media drawing,...

  • 7 Days in The Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    November 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday, November 19

    Keshet Chaim Dancers and the Idan Raichel Project come together tonight to raise funds for some 20,000 Ethiopian Jews awaiting immigration to Israel. Raichel hasn't made it to L.A. since last February, so this one-night-only concert might be your only chance...

  • 7 Days in The Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    June 23, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday 25

    Israel Prize laureate Ehud Manor passed away in April but his beloved songs live on in the hearts of Israelis. Tonight, the UJ pays tribute to his memory with a concert by Einat Sarouf, accompanied by Tali Tadmor and other guest artists.

    9:30 p.m. $40 (includes wine...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    June 2, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, June 4

    Today, galerie yoramgil launches "introductions," a three-month endeavor to present six new artists to the public. View the diverse works of painters Zeev Ben-Dor, Yuri Katz, Nona Orbach, Paul Abbott and Mary Leipziger, and the bronze sculptures of Immi...

  • Luck of the Exiles

    By Tom Teicholz

    April 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    Spring is upon us. My allergies have been acting up for weeks. So it seems the right time to talk about cross-pollination, a subject that it is at the heart of important new exhibits in Los Angeles and New York.

    When Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis was running for president...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    March 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday, March 26

    Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels makes an effort at inclusiveness with its new exhibit, "Passion/Passover: Artists of Faith Interpret Their Holy Days." On view through the month of April, the show features works by seven Jewish and seven Christian artists,...

  • Charity, Going Once, Going Twice…

    March 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Artist Joanie Rosenthal will exhibit her latest piece at an unexpected place: eBay.

    Rosenthal, a New Jersey artist who has drawn illustrations for Time, U.S. News & World Report and The New York Times Magazine and created book covers for Scholastic, Penguin Putnam and other...

  • How Jewish is ‘Too Jewish’?

    By Gaby Wenig

    October 21, 2004 | 8:00 pm

     

    Eugene Yelchin painted his "Section Five" series using his fingers instead of brushes. In the earthy, orangy-brown tones and thick, rounded strokes of paint, the faces he painted emerge blurred somewhat with the background, as if the artist didn't want them to be seen clearly.

    ...
  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    October 21, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday



    Disabled artists make headway today thanks to the Irene Vaksberg Salon. The hair salon-by-day becomes an art space this evening, offering a forum for work by emerging artists with disabilities. "Readings From Explore and Express" features works by blind photographer...

  • Aroeste Gives New Life to Ladino Tunes

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Purists were skeptical when Sarah Aroeste debuted her Ladino rock 'n' roll band back in 2001. Most artists singing in the fading Sephardic language were traditionalists, performing classical versions of songs dating to the Jews' expulsion from Spain in 1492.

    But here was Aroeste,...

  • Valuable Art From a Disregarded People

    By Loolwa Khazzoom

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    From the Israel Museum in Jerusalem to the Museum of the Negev in Beersheba; from the walls of Reverend Al Sharpton's home in New York to the mantle of photographer Irene Furtik's home in Santa Monica, Ethiopian Israeli art has arrived.

    Award-winning artist Elaine Galen, whose work...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    August 12, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday



    Chug on down to the Getty today or tomorrow, as they present Sharon Katz and the Peace Train as part of their Garden Concerts for Kids series. The Grammy-nominated South African ensemble gives a family-oriented performance of jazz-/folk-/rock-infused African music and...

  • Not Just for Kids Anymore

    By Keren Engelberg

    August 5, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Storyopolis, the children's art gallery and bookstore, is kicking out children next week for a grownups-only project, an Artists' Studio Series featuring the not-so-kid-friendly art created by children's book illustrators they work with regularly.

    While appealing to the 21-and-over...

  • Art Auction Hits B’nai Tzedek

    By Andrea Adelson

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Karen Sturm purchased most of the artwork in her home at art auctions, where sale prices generally are lower than for work offered in retail galleries.

    Sturm is hoping for frenzied bidding May 15 at a 7 p.m. art auction and dessert buffet that will benefit her Fountain Valley...

  • Israel Fete to Focus on Music, Culture

    By Andrea Adelson

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Israeli entertainers often get a jumpstart on a civilian career following military service, which they spend polishing their act at morale-boosting performances for the armed forces.

    That proved the case for Shlomo Rabinowitz. After a three-year and two-war military stint ending in...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    April 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday

    The A's have it. This afternoon, Tobey C. Moss Gallery hosts an opening reception for its latest exhibition by printmakers, "Arenal, Arp, Armano and Abramson: Multiculturalism." The short list of artists is a sampling of the four different ethnic backgrounds represented...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    February 26, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday



    Gain insight into Oaxacan culture that goes beyond mole sauce this afternoon. The Skirball's latest in their "Cinema: A Musical Journey Through Film" series is "I Am a Butterfly," a documentary about Mexican singer-songwriter Lila Downs that explores her Mixtec roots, and...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    February 5, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday



    Two widely divergent Jewish performers come to Southern California tonight. Make the drive to Claremont for the feel-good sounds of Israeli folk/rock star David Broza. The celebrated trilingual guitarist and singer-songwriter will perform his English, Spanish and Hebrew...

  • Bazel Draws Sabra Artists to Encino

    By Hank Rosenfeld

    September 25, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Hanging out with a group of Israeli artists at a hot new cafe in Encino may not be the same as sitting on Dizengoff in Tel Aviv, but the conversation is as close as it gets for Los Angeles. Tempo is still great for Middle Eastern food and music, but now Cafe Bazel appears to be the...

  • Valley Festival Draws Thousands

    By Michael Aushenker

    September 11, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    It was a sunny day in Woodland Hills -- perhaps a little too sunny -- but the heat did not stop the 11th biennial Los Angeles Jewish Festival from creating some heat of its own.

    "More booths, more vendors, more of everything" is how festival co-chair Nancy Parris Moskowitz described...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    July 31, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday

    Score! Tonight, the Ford Amphitheatre presents "Movie Music Madness." The West Hollywood Orchestra, conducted by Nan Washburn, performs several film scores including "Titanic," "Sunset Boulevard," "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Schindler's List." Jason Graae lends vocals and...

  • Comedian Provides Laughs to Israel

    By Gaby Wenig

    June 19, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Avi Liberman likes to keep his jobs separate. A Sinai Akiba Academy teacher's assistant by day and a stand-up comedian by night, Liberman doesn't do arts and crafts on stage and doesn't tell jokes at school. Which is why, after class, scores of second-graders chase Liberman down the...

  • Star of the Canyon

    By Mojdeh Sionit

    June 12, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The Canyon Country Store -- the star-studded grocery featured in the older woman/younger man film "Laurel Canyon," starring Frances McDormand -- is actually run by two Persian Jews.

    Owner David Shamsa and manager Tommy Bina have tried to maintain the store's authenticity.

    Shamsa,...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    May 29, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday



    Linda Richman types be warned. The American Cinematheque's "Can't Stop the Musicals!! A Celebration of Hollywood Musicals of the 1970s and 1980s" presents the plotz-inducing Barbra Streisand Double Feature tonight. From Glamour Babs to Cross-dresser Babs, the back-to-back...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    May 8, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday

    With a title like "Jane White Is Sick and Twisted" the product practically sells itself. But just in case you haven't heard of this little cult film, here's what you need to know: Obsessed with television and home-schooled by an agoraphobic mother, Jane White's strange...

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