Double win for Lost & Found

A PICTURE is worth 1000 words seems a fitting sentiment for a short film with no dialogue that has taken out the highest honour in this year’s Australian Writers’ Guild Awards (AWGIE Awards).

Fashion files

As the latest trends hit the runways of Melbourne Fashion Week just in time for spring racing season, last week Rebecca Davis found the Australian and international Jewish designers of the catwalk.

Don’t cry for me, Argentina

Stepping back into Argentine society in the mid-1900s, two Jewish directors, plus two Jewish ensemble members, are bringing the iconic musical Evita to Australian audiences. Sophie Deutsch reports.

Festival to write home about

AN annual and much-anticipated tradition for book lovers, the Sydney Jewish Writers Festival inspires audiences through its dynamic program comprising provocative but respectful conversation, innovative ideas, and heart-tugging tales of survival. Sophie Deutsch takes a look at some of the main events on offer in this year's festival.

WIZO campaign in full bloom

From skiing sweetheart to poker princess, Molly Bloom's intriguing memoir about her tumultuous career trajectory was recently adapted into an Oscar-nominated film. Bloom will present as keynote speaker at WIZO's gala event this month.

Comedian set to strike gold

Equipped with a jam-packed bag of Jewish jokes and pitch-perfect impersonations, Jewish American comedian Elon Gold is ready to embark on his first ever trip to the land Down Under as the headline act for the Australian Friends of Magen David Adom’s (MDA) annual campaign, writes Sophie Deutsch.

Ghil’ad’s Indigenous language game changer

As the nation celebrates NAIDOC Week – honouring the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples – Shane Desiatnik speaks with an Israeli-born linguistics professor who is breaking new ground in Indigenous language reclamation, and in the process, helping the Barngarla people reconnect with their long lost mother tongue.

Messing with morals

In the upcoming production of The Man in the Attic, a German couple deceive a Jewish man who they are hiding into thinking that the Nazis have won the war. Incredibly, the play is based on a true story.

Panto fever is back

Queen of pantomime Bonnie Lythgoe is bringing Princess Aurora and evil witch Maleficent to the stage in Melbourne and Sydney in her musical panto production of Sleeping Beauty.

Grief hits home in Israel

The award-winning Israeli film Foxtrot, currently in Australian cinemas, attempts to respond to the country’s continuing cycle of conflict, with director Samuel Maoz offering a metaphor for Israeli life.