Arts & Entertainment

News from the Jewish entertainment and cultural scene.

RTI cookbook

Tzevayim, Hebrew for "colors," is the news "recipe booklet" by Alana Chandler. For it, she interviewed several Chicago-area women who are all chefs, and all Jews of color.


Should we ever get to the point where hungry folks ask, "What do you feel like-Italian, Chinese, or Israeli?" we can thank Michael Solomonov. 


Bravery is standing up to the neo-Nazis coming to march in your hometown, as they did in Skokie in the late 1970s. But there is also bravery in using that historical event as the backdrop for a comedy.


Seven local storytellers took to the stage to share their own personal stories about Israel: Many Voices, a sold-out storytelling event. 

Carrots X

Purchasing produce at the peak of its season and freshness is a privilege. Many people do not have access to fresh produce and to be able to have a conversation with the farmers is special. These are the folks making fresh and seasonal produce happen.

Israel Stories

JCC event gives voice to remarkable, wonderful personal tales of Israel -- and helps connect the community in the process


Leo Frank was a Texas-born, New York-raised Jew, a Cornell University graduate who left for Atlanta in 1908 to manage his uncle’s pencil factory. There, a few years later, he met and married Lucille Selig, who hailed from a well-established German Jewish Southern family—a far cry from Frank’s own roots.

spring event 2017

 Sharing top billing with his mom was a first for Emmy Award-winning host, producer, and author Andy Cohen—best known for Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen—but he took it like a champ. 


On Monday, May 15, the Chicago Jewish community will have the opportunity to learn from both men at a JUF event titled “Chicago Restaurateurs: A Three Course Conversation with Larry Levy & Rich Melman.”

Spertus Art

BETSY GOMBERG 0 April 5, 2017 As the second exhibit in its new Ground Level Arts Lab, Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership presents more than 30 works by artist and activist Ben Shahn, who exposed injustice and inspired social change through his art.   Throughout h

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