Ted Merwin |
Special To The Jewish Week
He may be one of the last of a dying breed, but for Yiddish vaudevillian Avi Hoffman, Catskills-type humor never goes out of style. After two previous shows, “Too Jewish?” and “Too Jewish, Too!” in the 1990s, Hoffman is back in New York, after a 15-year hiatus, with the final part of the trilogy, “Still Jewish After All These Years: A Meshugene Life in the Theater.” The show, which is playing at Stage 72 on the Upper West Side, runs through Oct. 23 (158 W. 72nd St., $45; thrice weekly performances are on an irregular schedule; brownpapertickets.com).
Liz Neumark realizes that she may not be able to change the world. But she’d like to change the next meal for people who don’t yet understand the links between farm and table, between a carrot that’s just been pulled out of the ground and an unforgettably flavorful dinner. The CEO and founder of Great Performances, one of New York City’s largest off-premises caterers, Neumark has just published her first book, “Sylvia’s Table: Fresh, Seasonal Recipes from Our Farm to Your Family” (Knopf).
On the way back to the Upper West Side from Florida on a family vacation last December, Asher Weintraub’s mother, Caroline, mentioned an upcoming anomaly she had just discovered on the Internet — Chanukah and Thanksgiving will coincide this year for the first time in history.
It’s the newest pastry craze sweeping the U.S.: the not-so-appetizingly named cronut. And recently the first cronut — a flaky/chewy cross between a croissant and a doughnut — made landfall in Israel, becoming the first kosher-certified cronut available in the world.
The Sarajevo Haggadah, the famous illuminated manuscript, is the inspiration for the new multimedia art project entitled, “The Sarajevo Haggadah: Music of the Book,” the Foundation for Jewish Culture has announced.