Kulanu, a grassroots organization that supports returning, emerging, and isolated communities around the globe is hosting the first-ever film festival of African Jewish documentaries focused solely on the experience of Jewish Africans, their challenges and successes, past and present. The two evening event will feature four films from the Jewish communities in Ghana, Uganda, Nigeria, and Madagascar. After the viewing, there will be an … [Read more...] about First-Ever Kulanu African Jewish Film Festival to be Held in New York City
With a broad line-up of the latest movies depicting today’s Jewish culture and heritage, the 7th Budapest Jewish and Israeli Film Festival is the largest event of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe. This year’s programme features a fresh selection of recent pictures from France, the United States, Israel, Germany, Italy and Hungary. This year the festival opens with Israeli picture Doubtful (Mutalim Besafek), and also features … [Read more...] about Budapest Jewish and Israeli Film Festival Returns
By Seth Chalmer I fear American Jewish culture may not survive Pandora and Spotify. How shall I explain? I was once told that the first song to sell a million copies was ‘The Maple Leaf Rag,” by Scott Joplin, in 1897. Actually, this is a myth. “The Maple Leaf Rag” was popular but didn’t sell nearly a million copies. Moreover, another song sold two million copies six years earlier. It was “After the Ball,” by Charles K. Harris. I only … [Read more...] about Cloud Streaming American Judaism
With the new academic year about to begin, nine leading Israeli artists will take up residency at colleges and universities across the U.S. through the Schusterman Visiting Israeli Artists program. The Program, run under the auspices of the Israel Institute, has been bringing pieces of Israel's vibrant art scene to new audiences for the past eight years - and this year promises to be as colorful and thought-provoking as ever. The diverse … [Read more...] about Leading Israeli Artists are Coming to Campus
By Hannah S Pressman When Judah Met Moshe Moshe the Mensch is ready for his selfie, but are we ready for another Hanukkah mascot? The Hanukkah toy sensation, The Mensch on a Bench, started out last year as an explicit homage to the popular Christmas toy, The Elf on the Shelf. According to that toy’s lore, every scout elf adopted by a family can fly back and forth between the family’s home and Santa’s workshop at the North Pole. Neal … [Read more...] about How Menschy is the Mensch on a Bench?