Posted: Sun, 10/19/2014 - 19:39 | Posted by: Susan Reimer-Torn | Well Versed
Daniel Cainer

A singer songwriter's frank engagement with the fallible Jewish male enlivens “Jewish Chronicles” –- a one man cabaret show at the Soho Playhouse now through November 16th.

Posted: Tue, 10/14/2014 - 13:45 | Posted by: Yaakov Bressler | Well Versed
Sukkot on Amsterdam Avenue. Yaakov Bressler

Anyone passing by the JCC in Manhattan over the course of Sukkot would happen upon a peculiar sight – a skeletally crafted hut with maize as a ceiling and bubbling, whirring bottles of variously hued greens embedded in its walls. This is the JCC’s outdoor sukkah, an extension of a larger exhibition “Incubating Ideas and Cultivating Connections: The Greenhouse of Ein Shemer,” present in the center’s lobby and roof.

Posted: Mon, 10/13/2014 - 00:35 | Posted by: Elizabeth Denlinger | Well Versed
Yale Strom. "Passing the Village Synagogue, Dorohoi, Romania, 1985." Courtesy of Anne Frank Center

Yale Strom has devoted his life to preserving and rescuing Jewish culture and in particular, klezmer music, in Central and Eastern Europe. As a result, the musician is also a filmmaker, historian, ethnomusicologist, and photographer.

Posted: Mon, 10/13/2014 - 00:35 | Posted by: Elizabeth Denlinger | Well Versed
Yale Strom. "Passing the Village Synagogue, Dorohoi, Romania, 1985." Courtesy of Anne Frank Center

Yale Strom has devoted his life to preserving and rescuing Jewish culture and in particular, klezmer music, in Central and Eastern Europe. As a result, the musician is also a filmmaker, historian, ethnomusicologist, and photographer.

Posted: Mon, 09/29/2014 - 00:16 | Posted by: Gloria Kestenbaum | Well Versed
Archie Rand, Psalm 68:30. Courtesy of the Derfner Judaica Museum

Keeping in mind the Chasidic custom of reciting Psalms during the days leading to Yom Kippur, now would be a perfect time to head up to the scenic Derfner Judaica Museum for Archie Rand’s visual renditions of Psalm 68.