Celebrated Australian sculptor Deborah Halpern is auctioning off more than 500 artworks from her collection to make room in her studio for the next phase in her career.
The Melbourne Jewish Comedy Festival returned as a one-night variety show that combined comedy, cabaret, storytelling and songs in a smorgasbord of entertainment.
Some of the best works by contemporary Israeli artists have been brought to Australia for a special fundraising exhibition.
Films and documentaries by leading Israeli filmmakers will be screened during the AICE Israeli Film Festival in September. And the festival will award a $25,000 prize for the best film.
The movie Indignation is based on American-Jewish novelist Philip Roth’s 2008 autobiographical work that drew on his days at university in Pennsylvania. Film critic Don Perlgut rates it 4 out of 5 stars.
A spectacular production of Handel’s biblical oratorio, Saul, is bound for the 2017 Adelaide Festival with leading director Barrie Kosky at the helm.
Israel’s acclaimed Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company is in Australia later this month for the first time in 23 years to stage an exciting new production.
Leading Australian authors will join key international writers at this year’s Sydney Jewish Writers’ Festival, being held from August 27-28 to celebrate the quality of Jewish writing.
Artist Yvette Coppersmith, a finalist in this year’s $100,000 Archibald Prize, drew on the influence of popular actress Rose Byrne for her entry, a self-portrait titled Rose Burn.
The powerful film Septembers of Shiraz is set in Iran during the early days of the Iranian Revolution as a wealthy Jewish diamond and gem merchant gets caught up in the chaos. Read Don Perlgut’s review.