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News from the Jewish entertainment and cultural scene.


Making simple sauces can take the winter doldrums out of any dish and brighten up your plate and palate.

Winter Hunt

Curated by JCC Chicago, this year’s festival boasts a world premiere, a dozen Midwest premieres, and four Chicago premieres. Several of the screenings will feature appearances by directors and cast members.


A local artist draws inspiration from a variety of Jewish sources.

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Broadway master Alan Menken takes to the stage; Idan Raichel visits City Winery Chicago; and ‘An American Dream’ heads to the Harris Theater.

to dust film

The film 'To Dust' examines what happens to our remains, and those who remain behind, after we die.

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There is nothing more impressive or romantic than making a great meal at home.


The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt (Bloomsbury 2018) is a new book that steps in, unexpectedly illustrating the life—and trailblazing ideas—of philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt.


Inna Faliks performs her autobiography; the CSO plays a classic Bernard Herrmann score; and the Illinois Holocaust Museum opens an exhibit on American slavery.


Jenni Berebitsky shares the strength she has found through living with ALS in a new documentary.


Father and journalist Ron Suskind will share his experiences at an upcoming event.

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