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  • Berlin's "Jew In a Box" Exhibit Needs to Change

    April 4, 2013 | 10:37 am

    What does it mean to reduce the contemporary Jewish experience to a series of quotes, objects, stereotypes and to conclude an exhibit by placing a live human in a glass box to answer the questions of museum-goers (regardless of merit or cultural sensitivity)? On March 22, Jews...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 29, 2013 | 1:08 pm

    Tomer Peretz is a 30 year old Israeli artist who lives in L.A for the past eight years. His main occupation is painting, but he also designs spaces and furniture. His latest exhibition, "UNBREAKABLE," expresses the way Peretz sees the Israeli- Arab conflict as a former IDF combat...

  • Wonderful Exhibit in Warsaw

    By Ruth Ellen Gruber

    July 16, 2012 | 1:25 am

    A wonderful exhibition opens today at the Arkady Kubickiego (Kubicki Arcade) of the Royal Castle in Warsaw and runs til the end of the month—the colorful ceiling panels that have been painted this summer as part of the Gwozdiec synagogue reconstruction project.

    The reconstruction...

  • James Franco Q & A:  His Film on Tortured Gay Poet Hart Crane

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 15, 2011 | 9:48 pm

    One has to wonder when James Franco ever sleeps. Hollywood’s most educated thespian — perhaps best-known for his Oscar-nominated turn as the guy who cut off his own arm in Danny Boyle’s “127 Hours” – has famously juggled acting on soap operas and in blockbusters (think Rupert...

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  • Meeting Tim Burton:  From My House to His Art Show

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 31, 2011 | 3:36 pm

    At the opening of “Tim Burton,” the ghoulishly charming filmmaker’s retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Saturday, the wild-haired auteur held court at the Resnick Pavilion, where more than 700 pieces of his movie and personal artwork will be on display through...

  • Rebuilding lives, one broken tile at a time

    By Jane Ulman

    November 19, 2008 | 12:18 am

    It was an elegant opening for a gallery exhibition.

    Artists and art enthusiasts mingled affably among more than 230 original mosaics -- elaborate and dramatic, whimsical and rhythmical -- that included mirrors, light boxes, flowers pots and Judaic designs with hamsas and...

  • The indestructible spirit of Holocaust survivors

    May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    These photographs by Bill Aron are part of a project titled "Holocaust Survivors: The Indestructible Spirit."

    The project, sponsored by Chapman University, unites interviews and images of local Holocaust survivors, with each illuminating the other, telling their stories from the war...

  • Jewish art graces Loyola Marymount University

    By Celia Soudry

    April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Loyola Marymount University (LMU), a Jesuit school, will be the surprising venue for an exhibition of Midrash-inspired paintings this weekend.

    The show opens Saturday evening as the pre-conference event of the Western Jewish Studies Association's 14th Annual Conference, which takes...

  • Photo exhibit highlights the human cost of our bounty

    By Roberto Loiederman

    March 27, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    In the stark black-and-white photo, two small children play in and around water, as children anywhere might do on a hot day. But there's something odd about the image: it isn't the shore or a recreational pool they're playing in, but a concrete irrigation canal.

    "The children's...

  • Spring Calendar

    March 13, 2008 | 6:00 pm


    Trailer for the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, May 8


    MARCH

    Sun., March 9
    Barrage in "High Strung." The young, hip cast of Barrage, a contemporary string ensemble, will dish out high-energy virtuosity in their newest show. The international cast features six violinists/vocalists, a...

  • R.B. Kitaj—an appreciation

    By Tom L. Freudenheim

    December 27, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Amnon Barzel, the prominent contemporary art curator who served as the first director of what is now the new Jewish Museum in Berlin, says he arrived in Germany as an Israeli but left as a Jew. It is as much a comment on current German philo-Semitism (I've always said "now they love...
  • Fantastical images inspire Jay and Spiegelman; JCafeLA does it again

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 6, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Fantastical Images Inspire Jay, Spiegelman

    At the threshold of commerce and art, there once existed a world where illusion, deception and transformation inhabited the fantasy realm of carnivals and circus sideshows. Noblemen would stand beside paupers to witness armless freaks and...

  • Yo!  This week it’s Yatzpan, YULA and Yelchin

    By Keren Engelberg

    March 22, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday the 24th

    Opening today is mixed-media artist Marcie Kaufman's exhibition "Beyond the Line," which "explores the idea of line in the context of Israel." Painting, photography and digital media are merged to raise questions about physical lines -- such as borders, boundaries,...

  • MOCA’s latest exhibition reveals the early years of the ‘Feminist Revolution’

    By Tom Freudenheim

    December 7, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    That women corporate executives are now indicted for malfeasance reminds me of the old Zionist litany that: "We won't have a normal Jewish state until it includes gangsters and whores."

    If the glass ceiling hasn't exactly been shattered, it does show a bit of leakage, although it's...

  • Growing taste for kosher boils in U.S. melting pot

    By Buzzy Gordon

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Hispanic and Asian foods are so different -- in taste, textures, ingredients (even the utensils with which they are eaten) -- that it seemed a strange pairing when the annual Expo Comida Latina was combined with the All Asian Food trade show at the Los Angeles Convention Center...
  • Q & A With Leonard Nimoy

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Leonard Nimoy -- best known as "Star Trek's" logical Mr. Spock -- wants the Griffith Observatory to go where no observatory has gone before. So he became one of the staunchest advocates of the landmark's mammoth renovation and expansion project, along with his wife, Susan Bay Nimoy,...
  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday the 4th

    Support a local band with Jewish roots and global sounds. "Punky, reggae jungle" band Fosforo, helmed by Raffi Benjamin, a Valley kid of Argentine Jewish descent, headlines at Temple Bar tonight. All the band members grew up together in the Val, but perform songs in...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday the 21st

    TV stars perform bonafide rock 'n' roll at a Ben Gurion Society

    Keren's Corner

    It's an old episode but a fairly new story. Last year, "Grey's Anatomy" featured a plot line about the high risk of breast cancer among Jewish women. This year, Hadassah delves into...

  • Bedouin life from a child’s eye view through a camera

    By Anita K. Kantrowitz

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    A young Bedouin boy casually leans against a rough-hewn wooden table, his kaffiyeh blowing in the wind. Laid before him are some of the traditional tools of Bedouin coffee-making, essential to their culture of hospitality. A mortar and pestle for grinding the beans, a large cast-iron...
  • Can Artwork Mend Fences?

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 24, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Before the Beirut airport closed during Israel's recent war with Hezbollah, a shipment of pillows, shawls and jackets sewn by Palestinian women living in Beirut refugee camps was sent off to Los Angeles' Craft and Folk Art Museum.

    These objects, all exquisitely ornamented, were...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    July 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, July 15
    Pretty Charlize Theron plays chairwoman for Los Angeles Free Clinic's ninth annual "Extravaganza for the Senses." The food and wine event features tastes from some 40 local restaurants -- ranging from high-end Angelini Osteria to lower-end but highly tasty...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    July 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, July 8
    The Hollywood Palladium’s got the beat tonight. Head there for ’80s retro fun wrapped up in a good cause. Bet Tzedek — The House of Justice presents its annual Justice Ball benefit with headliners The Go-Go’s.

    8:30 p.m. $75-$150. Hollywood Palladium, 6215...

  • Spectator - The Theme Park Without a Prayer

    By Melanie Herschorn

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Bible Storyland must have a guardian angel. Dissolution by the clergy, dormancy for 45 years and a fatal fire were not powerful enough to erase the plans for this Bible-based theme park from history.

    And now, art collector Harvey Jordan is working to inform Californians about this...

  • 7 Days in The Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    March 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday, April 1

    For April fun and foolin’ head to Temple Beth El’s “Shabbat Across the Peninsula” family picnic. The San Pedro synagogue hopes “to make Temple Beth El the address for inclusive, dynamic and meaningful Reform Jewish life in the South Bay,” according to Rabbi...

  • Vintage Israeli posters, MethodFest, ‘Bush Is Bad’

    By Keren Engelberg

    March 29, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday the 31st

    Theater with a historical lesson comes to The Other Space at Santa Monica Playhouse, with the guest production of "Black and Bluestein." The dramedy written by Jerry Mayer takes place in early '60s St. Louis, and tells the story of Jewish homeowner Jeff Bluestein...

  • Video Bares Artist’s Obsession, Views

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "I have a warped idea about my worth, my abilities as an artist, my intelligence," Jessica Shokrian says in her video installation at the Skirball Cultural Center. "For much of my life, I've been extremely concerned with how I look and how I think I look to other people. It's...

  • A Photojournalist’s Twist on Nazi Image

    By Tom Tugend

    March 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    A visitor to the Getty Center encounters a 1932 photomontage of Hitler, his right arm raised Nazi style. Behind him stands a corpulent German industrialist slipping wads of money into the Fuehrer's outstretched hand.

    The ironic title is "The Meaning of the Hitler Salute: Little Man...

  • Capturing Chasidim

    By Susan Josephs

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    As a street photographer, Maya Dreilinger echoes the sentiments of the 1982 "Missing Persons" song "Walking in LA." Driving around the city, "you don't see a lot of people walking," she said. "But the Chasidism are always out on the streets and not just on Saturdays."

    With her...

  • 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

    January 12, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday, January 14

    See Harrison Ford battle Nazis in his quest to secure the Ark of the Covenant from a lost Egyptian city. The classic Spielberg adventure movie, "Raiders of the Lost Ark," comes to the Aero Theatre today as part of its special "Indiana Jones" trilogy weekend....

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