Arts


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…


10th Annual Peace on Earth Film Festival

By Ellen Braustein Several Israeli films will be shown during the 10th Annual Peace on Earth Film Festival presented March 9-11 at the newly renovated Davis Theater in Lincoln Square. The three-day event showcases films…


Idan Raichel bringing unique musical style to Chicago

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Producer, keyboardist, lyricist, composer and performer Idan Raichel is a global music icon who has brought his inspiring example and soul-stirring music to some of the world’s biggest stages….




Israel’s best films come to Chicago

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News The Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema will light up screens for 12 days with provocative, humorous, controversial and inspiring independent art films from the Jewish state. The 12th…


Music of Sephardic Jews comes to Chicago

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News The Newberry Consort will present the music of the Sephardic Jews in Renaissance Spain at their first concert of the season, taking place Nov. 3 to 5 at Northwestern…


Jewish sound: Concerts to feature works of Jewish composers

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Chicago a cappella kicks off its 25th season with a series of four Jewish-themed concerts in October titled “Funny, That Doesn’t Sound Jewish.”   The unaccompanied singing ensemble…