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LeeSaar The Company Takes the Stage at the Jacob’s Pillow 2014 Summer Dance Festival

LeeSaar The Company Takes the Stage at the Jacob’s Pillow 2014 Summer Dance Festival

By Abigail Adams “Dear Universe, react to me.” These words were spoken during LeeSaar The Company’s four sold out performances of “Grass and Jackals” at the Jacob’s Pillow Doris Duke… Read more »

The real and radical legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

The real and radical legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

By Maayan Jaffe/JNS.org “He was part hippie, part yippie, part beatnik, and part New Age,” wrote Elli Wohlgelernter in a Jerusalem Post eulogy in 1994, following the Oct. 20 passing… Read more »

B’Shalom Chorale of the Berkshires Concert on Aug. 10

B’Shalom Chorale of the Berkshires Concert on Aug. 10

The B’Shalom Chorale of the Berkshires presents a concert of Jewish choral music at 3PM on Sunday August 10 at Hevreh of Southern Berkshire in Great Barrington. This is the… Read more »

Conversation with… Judith Frank

Conversation with… Judith Frank

Amherst professor’s new book explores hot button issues By Judy Polan AMHERST – Amherst College English professor and writer Judith Frank’s just-published novel, All I Love and Know, tells the… Read more »

Summer Reading

Summer Reading

Summertime is the perfect time to dive into a good book. What to read? We asked around for some suggestions and here are the responses: some in the form of… Read more »

Worcester Teen is a Seasoned Playwright

Worcester Teen is a Seasoned Playwright

By Stacey Dresner WORCESTER – “Two girls started off as a best friends with one dream. Although they lost contact due to a move, this one dream eventually brought them… Read more »

Braff’s ‘Wish’ is comedic, spiritual,  existential and sentimental

Braff’s ‘Wish’ is comedic, spiritual, existential and sentimental

By Michael Fox Zach Braff is unabashedly and proudly Jewish. One might not deduce that, though, from the caustic attitude toward organized Judaism expressed at the beginning of his new… Read more »

Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival  Celebrates Life Through a Jewish Lens

Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival Celebrates Life Through a Jewish Lens

The Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival will present two weeks of award-winning films from around the world, plus speakers and special events, from March 20 – April 6. In all,… Read more »

Puppets bring story of Rose Valland to life in North Adams

Puppets bring story of Rose Valland to life in North Adams

By Mara Dresner NORTH ADAMS – The life of a Parisian art curator committed to the French resistance and to recording the evidence of the Nazis’ plundering of artworks might… Read more »

2014 Central Mass Jewish Film Festival begins January 18

2014 Central Mass Jewish Film Festival begins January 18

WORCESTER – The 2014 Central Mass Jewish Film Festival will run from Jan. 18 through Jan. 28 and features five films chosen to “Celebrate the Jewish Experience Through Film.” The… Read more »