Arts

Life in Brooklyn’s Chassidic community

A chance meeting led to filmmaker Joshua Weinstein making Menashe, the first full-length Yiddish feature film in decades that is set in Brooklyn’s Chassidic community.

Music of forbidden love

Memphis the Musical is set in the 1950s when rock music started becoming popular with mainstream music fans, but when racial prejudice was still rife.

Festival of acclaimed films

This year's Jewish International Film Festival features acclaimed movies and documentaries from around the world, plus several Australian premieres. Arts Editor Danny Gocs reports.

Creative photos wins top award

Photographer Keren Dobia has won the $10,000 AIPP Australian Professional Photographer of the Year award for her stylised portraits, writes Danny Gocs.

Sydney Jewish Writers Festival

SYDNEY Jewish Writers Festival (SJWF) director Justine Saidman explained the thought bubble behind this year's event was to ensure a broad, eclectic mix of issues were explored through discussions by Australian and international writers from all walks of life.

Child survivors teach life lessons

WHILE there are many thought-provoking portrayals of the Shoah, Last Witnesses, a documentary set to screen on ABC TV's Compass program this weekend, sets itself apart from other Holocaust films with its moving message that bears strong relevance to youth today.

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.