Spotlight on Israeli films

From dramas to documentaries, this year’s AICE Israeli Film Festival under the helm of director Richard Moore offers a smorgasbord of award-winning films, writes Danny Gocs.

Creepy chaos with Addams family

It’s a step back into the chaotic world of the Addams family as the popular musical returns to the Sydney stage. Yael Brender reports.

Uncovering hidden music works

Lost cultural works from Europe from the 1930s and 1940s are being given new life in a music festival in Sydney. Danny Gocs reports.

YID! a big group with a bigger sound

When 20 leading musicians join forces to reinterpret Yiddish songs, the result is the infectious sound of YID! Rebecca Davis reports.

Sound of opera in Tel Aviv

ASPIRING Israeli opera singers are taking part in Tel Aviv’s International Opera Workshop, developing their skills with coaching sessions and master classes. Now in its 31st year, the two-week event

A child survivor’s story

Through the kindness of strangers, toddler Francine Lazarus was able to survive World War II, and recounted her amazing story to Yael Brender.

Tribute to musical icons

Composer Warren Wills is working on new shows including a tribute to David Bowie and Freddie Mercury, reports Zelda Cawthorne.

Memories of Yarralumla

The Yarralumla chef who learned how to prepare gefilte fish stands out as a heartwarming footnote in Lady Anna Cowen’s newly-published diaries,

On a movie mission in the south of France

Jewish International Film Festival co-director Lindy Tamir was at the Cannes Film Festival last month, searching for movies with Jewish themes.

Promise to see this film

A new film about the Armenian genocide of 1915-1923 will resonate deeply with Jews worldwide and impel us to stand shoulder to shoulder with the Armenian community.