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  • Writer Bel Kaufman dies at 103

    4 days ago

    Writer Bel Kaufman,  granddaughter of Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem, has died.

    Kaufman, author of the 1965 hit novel “Up the Down Staircase,” died Friday in Manhattan at the age of 103.

    The novel was based on her experienced teaching in public school in New York City. She used...

  • Federation Shabbat initiative gets grand response

    By Ryan Torok

    October 25, 2012 | 10:34 am

    Last year, on a Friday night, Margy Feldman was in her backyard when she heard her next-door neighbors singing “Shalom Aleichem.” 

    “It was unbelievably moving. It felt like Israel,” said Feldman, vice president of development at Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services. 

    It’s...

  • 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...

  • Clergy push Debbie Friedman song

    January 13, 2012 | 10:25 am

    About two weeks before she died, Debbie Friedman stood with Rabbi Joy Levitt at the piano in Levitt’s Manhattan apartment, and she shared with her friend a melody that the legendary singer and composer would never have the chance to record.

    It was a new version of “Shalom...

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  • Promoting Jewish Learning

    By Carolyn Slutsky

    August 24, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    On a recent Friday afternoon, the chapel bells at Duke University chimed "Shalom Aleichem" as about 1,300 educators gathered for the 31st annual conference of the Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE).

    Billed as "Jewish Literacy: A Learned Community and a...

  • We Need You!

    By Mike Levy

    June 6, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The famous musical, "Fiddler on the Roof," which celebrates life and Jewish family tradition during turbulent times, is coming to town, and what better time than now?

    Originally written by Shalom Aleichem and turned into a film by Joseph Stein and Norman Jewison in 1971, "Fiddler"...

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