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  • August 11-17, 2012

    By Ryan Torok

    August 8, 2012 | 1:55 pm

    SAT | AUG 11

    NEIL DIAMOND
    The Grammy-winning pop-rock icon played a series of sold-out shows at the Greek in the summer of 1972, which led to the multiplatinum double live album, “Hot August Night.” Forty years later, Diamond returns to the Greek stage to celebrate the anniversary...

  • August 3-10, 2012

    By Ryan Torok

    August 1, 2012 | 12:39 pm

    SAT | AUG 4

    “THE MUSIC OF JEWISH COMPOSERS”
    The ninth annual Beverly Hills International Music Festival features the world premiere of composer Assaf Rinde’s “Meditation on a Sephardic Theme,” performed by guitarist Edward Trybek. Mezzo-soprano Iris Malkin and pianist Jean-David...

  • “Yankles” aim for homerun

    By  Tom Tugend

    June 2, 2012 | 1:26 pm

    One of the most reliable movie plots has a bunch of losers (klutzes/ Dead End Kids/ prisoners) straighten out and fly right under the inspirational guidance of a gruff but kind-hearted (priest/teacher/prison warden).

    In a kosher variation of this theme, “The Yankles” features a...

  • A Brief Encounter: Finding My Grandfather in Israel

    By Masa Israel Journey

    March 17, 2011 | 10:59 am

    by Matthew Eisenberg, participant in Masa Israel’s Oranim Internship Experience

    How do I explain in words who my grandfather was and what he meant to me?  I guess if you took all that is right in the world and mixed it with the biggest heart, you would have my grandfather.  I...

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  • Jewish themes on tap at Sundance festival

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 17, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    "I never sold weed after high school -- I swear," said 31-year-old filmmaker Jonathan Levine.

    Instead, he said, "The Wackness," which revolves around a dealer who trades pot for therapy sessions (and premieres in competition at the Sundance Film Festival this week), was inspired by...

  • Curtains open on bigger and better Jewish Film Festival

    By George Robinson

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm


    Click the BIG ARROW for the Festival trailer: 'Rosemary's Bubbaleh'
    Trying to encapsulate the Jewish experience in a single film is like pouring Lake Michigan into your bathtub. And it wouldn't be any easier with a dozen films. So you can forgive Hilary Helstein, the director of...