Arts

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…

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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…



Musical about Jackie Mason love affair

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News Playing her young mother on stage who is having an affair with her father is a strange “therapy session” for actress and stand-up comic Sheba Mason. Even…