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Israeli Films, Now Streaming

09/19/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Looking for a little Israeli culture but don’t want to leave your house? Well, how about streaming an award-winning Israeli movie with your choice of snack: popcorn or bamba (Israel’s snack of choice, peanut-butter puffed goodness). Make it the ultimate movie night with one of the Israeli classics like “Sallah Shabati” or even a film in movie theaters right now.

A scene from “Aviva, My Love,” an Israeli film available on new JCC in Manhattan streaming website.

Party Or Cooking Class?

Both! A foodie groupie gets tips -- and dinner -- at the JCC.

05/20/2013
Staff Writer

Dear reader. You will be forgiven for assuming that, as the creator of the Jewish Week’s Food & Wine section, I am a foodie. What I really am is a foodie groupie: I don’t have the time/money/discipline/passion to become a really great home cook, say, or an intrepid explorer of extreme ethnic foods in the darkness of the outer boroughs.

Eeeeeeeeee!!! So excited!!! Fotolia

Jerusalem's Other Side

An Israeli in Manhattan finds that her friends don't want to hear what she has to say about Jews and Arabs.

04/30/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

Israeli food! Israeli music! Israeli arts and crafts! Blue-and-white flags!

Orli Santo

Kids With Special Needs To Get New York City School Of Their Own

Bucking inclusion trend, early childhood educator says many families want a school tailored for children with disabilities.

01/15/2013
Associate Editor

Ilana Ruskay-Kidd was tired of kvetching.

The JCC in Manhattan’s nursery school has an inclusion model. Judith Gold

A Lens On Alt-Jews

‘Punk Jews’ profiles some out-of-the-box folks asserting their Jewish unique identities.

12/04/2012
Special to the Jewish Week

“Punk Jews,” the new documentary having its world premiere at the JCC in Manhattan on Dec. 11, has the peculiar feel of a version of “60 Minutes” concocted by the demented offspring of some MTV producer and a wonder-working chasidic mystic. Only an hour long, the film is the work of a team of Emmy Award-winners, led by director Jesse Zook Mann, and it definitely looks like a pilot for an expansive TV news magazine-type show, although it is hard to imagine what audience demographic it would attract.

“Punk Jews” producer Evan Kleinman filming Y-Love, the African-American-Jewish hip hop artist.

Stitching Up Their Wounds

N.Y.-Israel knitting group ‘calms’ embattled Sderot girls, creates new connections.

07/31/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Over a recent Skype video-call, two groups of preteen girls danced to “Never Say Never” by Justin Bieber, made funny faces at the camera, and compared knitting projects, one holding up a scarf, the other a headband.

The only difference: one group was on the eighth floor of the JCC in Manhattan, in an air-conditioned room with a sweeping view of the city skyline, the other in a windowless, rocket-proof Community Center in Sderot, a mile or so from the Gaza border in southern Israel.

Knitting group is bond between teenage girls in Manhattan, Sderot, seen above. Niv Shimshon
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