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Michael Douglas, Natan Sharansky To Discuss Anti-Semitism In Campus Visits

01/20/2016 - 12:15

American actor Michael Douglas and Jewish Agency head Natan Sharansky will visit three U.S. university campuses to talk about Israel and modern anti-Semitism.

Michael Douglas speaking at the announcement of the Genesis Generation Challenge winners. JTA

Douglas Taking Jewish Pride On The Road

With rekindled identity, Genesis Prize-winner embarks on college tour; urges community to be welcoming.

01/19/2016 - 21:51
Editor And Publisher

Last January, Michael Douglas was “blindsided,” in his words, when he was asked to accept the Genesis Prize, a $1 million award known as the “Jewish Nobel Prize.”

Speaking out: Actor Michael Douglas in front of his Manhattan apartment with editor Gary Rosenblatt.

Itzhak Perlman Named Winner Of 2016 Genesis Prize

12/13/2015 - 19:00

Itzhak Perlman, the Israeli-born violin virtuoso, was named the third winner of the Genesis Prize.

Itzhak Perlman at the White House, where he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Nov. 24, 2015. JTA

Rainbow Flags, A Pet Rat And Star Power: URJ Biennial's Top 5 Moments

5,000 attendees at Reform Judaism's largest gathering network, pray, plan.

11/05/2015 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Four hundred and fifty rabbis walk into a conference room.

Not to mention 120 cantors, 250 congregational presidents, and thousands of others from 52 states and provinces. The Union for Reform Judaism’s (URJ) 2015 Biennial, the largest gathering of Reform Jews from across North America to date, has produced some memorable moments. More than 5,000 attendees packed into a sprawling hotel in Orlando, Fla., to pray, network, and get real about the challenges facing the movement.

450 rabbis attended the conference. Courtesy of Union of Reform Judaism

Michael Douglas Salutes Son, Dad At Genesis Award

06/23/2015 - 20:00

Actor Michael Douglas credited his son and celebrity father for helping him reconnect to Judaism as he accepted the Genesis Prize, “the Jewish Nobel,” in Jerusalem.

Michael Douglas accepts the Genesis Prize in Jerusalem. JTA

Present At The Creation, And Beyond

Yehuda Avner, top aide to five Israeli leaders, stars in first part of film version of his monumental memoir, ‘The Prime Ministers.’
10/14/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Yehuda Avner looks like a round-faced version of Fyvush Finkel and, like the actor, he has an avuncular, twinkly charm, sort of like a Yiddish leprechaun. So it comes as no surprise that his on-camera presence throughout “The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers,” a new documentary here on opening on Oct. 18, is one of the film’s greatest assets. Based on Avner’s enormous memoir of his nearly half-century as an aide to Israel’s leaders, the film, the first of two parts, is a frequently candid look at the inner workings of the Israeli government through war and crisis.

The Prime Ministers, Created by Nimrod Erez. Al Gilbert

Michael Douglas Honors Dad Issur

Guest of honor at Children Of Chernobyl Dinnner
11/27/2011 - 19:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

The Spielberg matriarch, Leah Adler, was there. Her daughters Nancy and Sue Spielberg, were there. But son Steven Spielberg was nowhere to be seen at the annual Chabad’s Children of Chernobyl (CCOC) dinner Nov. 21 at Chelsea Pier 60.

Emcee Jon Voight explained that Spielberg was in Richmond, Virginia, shooting “Lincoln.”

“I thought Lincoln was shot already!” Nancy exclaimed.

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