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Orchestral dreams

CONDUCTOR and musical director Russell Ger has been living in the United States for the past six years, but Australia is still very much in his dreams. The former Moriah College student and music director at Sydney’s Central Synagogue from […]

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Encore for Motown show

SINGER Jude Perl has returned from the United States to star alongside Bert LaBonte in a short return season of Let’s Get It On, a tribute to the


Veteran artist’s new works

WHEN artist Yosl Bergner arrived in Australia from Europe in 1937, he studied at the National Gallery Art School and soon became an integral part of the Melbourne


Meshuggenah family

FOUR generations of the Pszeszekowski family gather for an evening of laughs in Dr Jack Felman’s latest comedy, You’re Driving Me Crazy! which premiered at Chapel Off Chapel


Chosen on the stage

THE Australian premiere of The Chosen – a story of family, faith and friendship adapted from Chaim Potok’s famous novel – is being staged at Shalom College, UNSW


Debut novel’s religious twist

EMERGING writer Eli Glasman felt “re-engaged” with Judaism after completing his debut novel The Boy’s Own Manual to Being a Proper Jew, a narrative set around the Orthodox


Film feast from Israel

SOME of the best new films from Israel will be screened at this year’s Australia Israel Cultural Exchange (AICE) Israeli Film Festival, which opens at Palace cinemas around


Musical tribute to Bialystok’s Jews

ELENA Kats-Chernin is anxious about Remembering Bialystok, her new work for piano and cello. “Please mention that there will be two performances that day,” she urges. Banish any thoughts


Harris sings the hits

CABARET.  Singer David Harris has starred in big-budget musicals ranging from Wicked and Legally Blonde to Fiddler on the Roof (playing Perchik), but on the eve of heading


Hebrew letters and bush art

FOR the past 20 years, artist Nikki Green has been creating ornately illustrated manuscripts to celebrate life cycle events such as births and marriages. In recent years she has

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