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Special to the Jewish Week
02/14/2011 - 19:00

Feb. 22: Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic celebrate the 75th year of the orchestra and the 50th year of Mehta’s conducting career with a program that features the North American premiere of a new orchestral version of Israeli composer Avner Dorman’s “Azerbaijani Dance,” as well as Lizst’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with guest artist Yefim Bronfman and Mahler’s Symphony No. 5. Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall (57th Street and Seventh Avenue). For information, (212) 247-7800, www.carnegiehall.org

Youthful Harmonies: ‘The Cantorial Trio’

Special To The Jewish Week
02/14/2011 - 19:00

It is, one imagines, a ritual common to almost all cultures. A bunch of young men get together casually, someone starts humming a tune they all know and — wham — you have voices raised in dulcet, close harmonies. A lot of very, very fine music has come out of such encounters, and when someone pulls a few such voices together in a more formal way, the result is frequently enchanting.

Sway Machinery’s Jeremiah Lockwood with Malian music giant Khaira Arby.

Out Of The Ashes A Century Later:

PBS documentary ‘Triangle Fire’ looks back on the tragedy.
Special To The Jewish Week
02/14/2011 - 19:00

They were, as the narrator puts it, “the forgotten cogs in America’s vast industrial machine,” the human sacrifices whose blood kept that contraption running smoothly. Conversely, you could argue that it was their sacrifice that awakened a nation to the human cost of America’s growing prosperity. They were mostly young Jewish and Italian girls, the youngest of them only 14, and it took the death of 146 of them to sound an alarm that still needs to be rung regularly.

Scene from Eran Riklis’ “The Human Resources Manager.”

The FilmList

Special to the Jewish Week
02/14/2011 - 19:00

Feb. 18: Film Comment Selects, the Film Society’s annual showcase of edgy new films without commercial distribution. This year’s event features three films by Claude Lanzmann that were carved out from the vast footage that became “Shoah,” and two astonishing works about Nazism by Thomas Harlan (son of Veit Harlan of “Jew Suss” infamy) and Robert Kramer, one of the neglected forerunners of American independent cinema movement. Walter Reade Theatre (165 W 65th St.). For information, (212) 875-5600, www.filmlinc.com.

Theater

Mothers, Daughters And Memory: ‘The People In The Picture’
Special To The Jewish Week
02/14/2011 - 19:00

What the child tries to forget, sociologist Marcus Hansen famously said, the grandchild wants to remember. In Iris Rainer Dart’s new musical, “The People in the Picture,” which opens in April at the Roundabout Stage Company, a former star of the Yiddish theater in Poland, Raisel (Donna Murphy, “Passion,” “The King and I”), survives the Holocaust and ends up in New York in the 1970s.

Donna Murphy stars as Raisel in Iris Rainer Dart’s “The People in the Picture.”

The Theater List

Staff Writer
02/14/2011 - 19:00

“Wonder Woman: A How To Guide for Little Jewish Girls.” Performance artist Cyndi Freeman’s solo show about her journey from being a little suburban Jewish girl obsessed with Wonder Woman to her career as a burlesque queen, Cherry Pitz. Feb. 23- March 5 at the Red Room Theater, 85 E. Fourth St. For tickets, $10, call SmartTix at (212) 868-4444 or visit www.smarttix.com.

Spring Arts February 2011

The new season in theater, film, music, visual arts and books.
Staff Writer
02/14/2011 - 19:00
2011 Spring Arts

Rambam Hospital Prepares For Worst, Hopes For Best

Haifa medical center building a massive subterranean emergency room in case of war, even as it promotes peace by treating Arabs from outside Israel.
Assistant Managing Editor
02/08/2011 - 19:00

The Rambam Health Care Campus is the largest hospital in northern Israel with 36 departments, 1,000 beds, nine institutes and six laboratories. But there’s more to the 73-year-old institution, founded by the British, than what’s on the surface.

Construction began in October on a massive underground emergency room,

Health Briefs

Staff Writer
02/07/2011 - 19:00

 Clowns Help Fertility Treatment

Getting pregnant is a serious matter, but a little laughter doesn’t hurt, an Israeli study has found.

Tackling Bullying As A Health Issue

Nassau County Girl Scouts brings anti-bullying to synagogues, JCCs.
Staff Writer
02/07/2011 - 19:00

I t happened two years ago, but it is still fresh in the mind of Avigail Borah, 11, of Hewlett, L.I. “A bunch of people — maybe four or five — were yelling at someone I knew during recess,” she recalled. “They were yelling things like, ‘You’re so stupid.’ I told them to stop yelling at her, and then some other people joined me in telling them to stop. They stopped.”

Asked if she had ever been bullied, Avigail said it had happened once when she was in the second or third grade.

Hewlett Girl Scout Troop members who took part in the anti-bullying program. Avigail Borah, right, intervened in a bullying situ
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