Jewish Journal

Dybbuk debuts ‘Darkness and Light’

by Jonathan Maseng, Contributing Writer

August 28, 2013 | 12:29 pm

A scene from “Vessels,” which dealt with the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, and was performed in April at Valley Beth Shalom on the 75th anniversary of the event.
Photo by Barbara Mueller-Wittmann

It’s well past 10 p.m. on a Wednesday evening, and the halls of Valley Beth Shalom (VBS) are filled with the sounds of... read full article

  • Confessions of a foodaholic

    by Jonathan Maseng, Contributing Writer

    June 26, 2013 | 5:26 pm

    Renée Taylor’s been on a diet since World War II, and, no, that’s not a misprint. The octogenarian actress, known to many for her role as Fran...

  • The ‘light’-er side of Temple Israel of Hollywood

    by Jared Sichel, Staff Writer

    May 8, 2013 | 1:20 pm

    Temple Israel of Hollywood (TIOH) lived up to its name on April 28 when it threw a free biblically themed matinee musical, “Let There Be Light,” on Lag...

  • The mishegoss of mom, shmaltz-free

    by Evan Henerson, Contributing Writer

    May 8, 2013 | 12:49 pm

    Anybody who has trod the boards knows that little blitz of stage fright that can flood through an actor when a member of the family is in the audience.

  • Contentious collaboration

    by Iris Mann, Contributing Writer

    March 20, 2013 | 7:15 am

    The contentious, often hilarious, collaboration between legendary screenwriter-director Billy Wilder and mystery novelist Raymond Chandler is the...

  • Humor thrives in ‘Divorce Party: The Musical’

    by Iris Mann, Contributing Writer

    March 13, 2013 | 6:03 am

    Divorce can be a devastating experience, but one can get through it, survive and even thrive, according to Amy Botwinick, co-author of “Divorce Party:...

  • Theater à la Second Avenue

    by Iris Mann, Contributing Writer

    February 27, 2013 | 7:08 am

    With the revival of his musical about a Jewish cabaret comedian, writer-director Pavel Cerny feels he is giving the current generation of Los Angeles...

  • Rescuing Jewish Musicians

    by Kirk Silsbee, Contributing Writer

    October 24, 2012 | 1:24 pm

    When Zubin Mehta takes the stage at the Disney Concert Hall on Oct. 30 to conduct the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO), most in the audience will...

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