Arts

A Chicago Jewish Latina artist

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Dianna Frid’s art can’t be easily absorbed on Instagram or a Tumblr feed. Her works take time to understand and process. The material she uses and the ideas…

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Play tells Jewish family story in aftermath of Holocaust

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago  Jewish News “A Shayna Maidel” is a powerful and poignant drama about two sisters trying to reconnect after years of separation brought on by the aftermath of the Holocaust.  TimeLine…




Steve Solomon back in Skokie to share family memories

By George Castle, Special to Chicago Jewish News During his comedy shows, Steve Solomon always sends out the ultimate in mixed signals. He is the product of a marriage between an Italian mother and Jewish father….


AUTHOR IN CHICAGO TO TALK ABOUT JEWS AND HOLLYWOOD…

By Michael Berns, Special to Chicago Jewish News ‘Hollywood Heyday: 75 Candid Interviews with Golden Age Legends’ is what co-author and son of Holocaust survivors David Fantle describes as “a history of 20th century entertainment.” A…


ART AT SPERTUS…

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News A group of Chicago Jewish artists have participated in a year-long fellowship culminating in gallery talks and a performance this summer at the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning…


In new show, Chicago Jewish physician finds meaning in magic

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News It’s an evening of theatrical magic sprinkled with thought provoking ideas. Dr. Ricardo Rosenkranz, a Jewish neonatologist who teaches at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, offers up…


Play looks back at time of black and Jewish struggles

By Hugh Iglarsh, Special to Chicago Jewish News The original Green Book, the subject of Calvin Ramsey’s play now on stage at Chicago Dramatists, was a basic, cheaply bound guidebook for African-American drivers in the middle…