(JTA) — Theater folk in England are debating a recent revival of the musical “Falsettos,” asking whether non-Jews should be playing its Jewish characters. In an open letter, critics of the religion-blind casting complain that non-Jewish actors can at best portray only a “secondary understand…
Tuesday, September 03, 2019
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Labor Day weekend may signal the official end of summer — though not necessarily the end of hot weather — but it also signals the start of the 2019 Fall Arts Season, with enough performances, concerts and art openings to heat up the landscape. But hey, don’t sweat it — we’ve got you covered …
At the movies and more
Friday, August 23, 2019
Kolot, an inclusive, multi-generational Jewish women’s choir, will hold its first rehearsal of 2019-2020 season from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, in the May Chapel of Congregation Temple Israel, #1 Rabbi Alvan D. Rubin Drive. Anyone interested in joining the choir is encouraged to attend.
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Woodstock: 50th anniversary
Among the nations of the world, the State of Israel, which turned 71 on May 14 (the fifth of Iyar), is both a relative newcomer and the successor to Jewish self-rule that goes back over 4,000 years. In 1948, when David Ben-Gurion was serving as the first prime minister of the Jewish State, t…
Thursday, August 08, 2019
I picked up a copy of “The Pharaoh’s Treasure: The Origin of Paper and The Rise of Western Civilization,” by John Gaudet published last fall. What a fascinating read it was.
Writer-director Sameh Zoabi and co-writer Dan Kleinman use the shared affection Israelis and Palestinians hold for both soap operas and hummus to fuel their delightful French/Israeli comedy “Tel Aviv on Fire,” which offers some gentle commentary on the long-running Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Thursday, August 01, 2019
“America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today” by Pamela S. Nadell, 336 pages, W. W. Norton & Company, $28.95
When we look at art, our retinas can actually see the photons bouncing off it, according to neuroscientists. We often associate the images with memories. It’s not unlike the emotions we experience hearing familiar music.
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Now in its ninth season, the Jewish Community Center's Gesher Music Festival returns for two weeks in August, offering chamber music with a multicultural twist. The festival will run from Aug. 8-18 with three formal concerts as well as informal opportunities to hear some of the music and mee…
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Under the tutelage of Steve Woolf, the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis evolved from a respected regional theater to a nationally respected company known for innovation and boldness in selecting plays to produce, including some world premieres.
The publication of “Shadow Strike” by Yaakov Katz, editor-in-chief of the Jerusalem Post, could not be more timely as he pulls back the layers of Israel’s daring and successful military and intelligence operations.
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
MINSK, Belarus (JTA) — When Yiddish poet Avraham Sutzkever said that poetry saved his life, he meant it more literally than many of his listeners realized.
Sunday, July 21, 2019
The 2019 Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg Sunday Afternoon Film Series continues July 28 with “Conspiracy.” Starring Kenneth Branagh and Stanley Tucci, the film is a compelling drama about the Wannsee Conference. At this gathering on January 20, 1942, senior Nazi officials meet to determine the m…
- Jews of Greece inspire Rosh Hashanah recipes
- Mirowitz Center at Covenant Place opening with free week of classes
- Prasa (Leek Stew)
- Yankel’s visit; new PAC; accessible High Holidays
- Epstein sells Olivette campus to Miriam Foundation
- Rep opens season with breathtaking production of ‘Angels in America’
- Bilha Levy
- Shaare Emeth hosts Selichot with top-notch musicians
- Pam and Stu Katz celebrate 50th Anniversary
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Mitzvot from the Heart
Friday, July 19, 2019
Sam Deutsch, Congregation B’nai Amoona
Thursday, May 23, 2019
People enjoy celebrating their birthdays with parties, but not everyone gets that luxury. Joey, son of Lisa and Larry Carson of Chesterfield, realized this and wanted to make a change. He wanted more kids to have great birthday parties like he had enjoyed.
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Sasha Albright | Congregation Shaare Emeth
Mitzvot from the Heart
Friday, September 13, 2019
Abigail Blatt, daughter of Sarajane (Shane) and the late Hanoch Blatt of Creve Coeur, and Eric Yoffee, son of Carol Beth and Michael Yoffee of Squirrel Hill, Pa., have announced their engagement.
Lily Brafman and Andrew Sher were married June 16, 2019 in a beautiful setting at the Valley Regency in Clifton, N.J., where cousin Rabbi Saul Grife officiated.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Rebecca Altman, daughter of Jody and Craig Altman of St. Louis, and Alex Yoffie, son of Barry and Leslie Yoffie of St. Louis, have announced their engagement.
Minnette and Joe Liberman will celebrate their 73rd wedding anniversary on Sept. 15. They are the parents of three children: Bonnie and Sid Kohn, Jan and Terry Liberman, and Barb and Scott Liberman. They are proud of their seven grandchildren and three great-grandsons.
Pamela Joy (Inger) Katz and Stuart Katz are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple, who live in Chesterfield, married on Sept. 7, 1969 at the Tiara Room of the Chase-Park Plaza.
Friday, August 16, 2019
Melanie Goldstein and Daniel Berenson have announced their upcoming wedding.