Arts & Entertainment

News from the Jewish entertainment and cultural scene.

Etta bat mitzvah

Etta Kramer will have her big day in September at CJE SeniorLife’s Weinberg Community for Senior Living. 


The plays, films, and exhibit discussed below all deal with a similar theme, variously suggesting what the survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides.


People of the books: This new bimonthly column, exclusive to JUF News, offers reviews and recommendations on Jewish-themed books, and other reasons to read.


This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of that unique polymath, Leonard Bernstein—conductor, composer, pianist, teacher, writer, and all-around cultural enthusiast—and to celebrate, Highland Park’s Ravinia Festival is pulling out all the stops.

the lost family

'The Lost Family' continues Blum's exploration of the lingering darkness of the Holocaust – and spices it with an assortment of mouth-watering recipes.


Keep your summer food healthy and fresh with these homemade sauces. Each sauce can be stored—covered in the refrigerator for up to 5-7 days.

pray ball

‘Pray Ball 2!!’ says sports have Jewish lessons 

foil packets

If you want to see Dad really sparkle, set him up with these easy-to-make grill or oven roast packets.

West side

Sassy, brassy, irreverent, and sardonic, Sylvia—of Nicole Hollander’s eponymous comic strip—was a must-read in up to 80 American papers during the cartoon’s lifespan of 30-plus years.

Pinchas Zukerman

Zukerman will perform—and be honored—in Chicago the weekend of May 20-21.

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