Daily Archives: December 22, 2015


Yiddish cabaret numbers elevate “To Life”

Ruth Weintraub has mastered the art of keeping her Jewish past at bay. But now, evicted from her beloved Berlin apartment of 35 years and placed in ugly, unwelcoming public housing, she opts to stop struggling. Jonas is nearly half a century younger and less skilled at evading the future (and his girlfriend). So he…



January 14 – 23, 2016 Tickets at tucsonjewishfilmfestival.com Celebrating 25 years. In memory of Robert Polinsky. TWO Festival Kick-offs Sunday, Jan. 10, 3:00 pm, $5 Encore screening of The Best of Men (UK, 2012, 90 min., English) In 1944, Ludwig Guttmann,a talented neurologist and German Jewish refugee, revolutionized the way Great Britain treated soldiers with…


Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival

SCHEDULE: Apples From the Desert Arizona Premiere Drama/Romance – (Israel) 96 minutes, Hebrew, w/ English subtitles Screenings: Peoria – Mon. Feb. 22, 7 pm Scottsdale – Sun. Feb 28, 3 pm Rebecca Abravanel is living a cloistered existence with her strictly religious parents in Jerusalem. Unhappy with the restrictive traditions, she secretly breaks taboos, attending dance…


Biz Ins and Outs

VOS JCC promotes Shahar Edry After three years as the Israel Center Director, Shahar Edry now has an expanded role in the community. The Valley of the Sun JCC and the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix promoted Shahar effective Nov. 18. Shahar now is also the senior director of youth, camp and family programs. “Three…

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