Currently Browsing: June 2014

6/24: Fiddling in Brooklyn

Huge thanks to my schvesters in Park Slope Hadassah for the opportunity to present my latest program on Fiddler on the Roof: FROM GOLD TO DIAMOND Moving Beyond Our Father’s Fiddler The audience was feisty and fully present, and my schvesters gave me several new things to think about as I continue my research on Fiddler on […]



Berlin Yuppy “Hanna Eggert” (Karoline Schuch) cynically takes a career-advancing assignment in Tel Aviv which turns her well-ordered life inside out. By opening herself up to both past and present, Hanna’s future possibilities take on whole new dimensions. Inspired by a novel by Theresa Bäuerlein, director Julia von Heinz (collaborating with screenwriter John Quester) has crafted […]


CJFF Overview

Chicago has a new film festival! Beginning tonight, the Chicago Jewish Film Festival will show 10 films over two long weekends. Screenings will be held at the Cinemark/Century in Evanston, the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie, and the Music Box Theatre on Southport, with related programs at the Victory Gardens Theatre in Lincoln Park and at the […]