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2011-04-18 11:00:00

LOS ANGELES, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists (http://sixpointsfellowship.org/) is pleased to announce its launch in Los Angeles. The 5-year-old Fellowship program will incubate the as-yet untapped potential of Jewish artists in LA to engage young adults in Jewish life through the arts. The Fellowship application process opens April 4, 2011, and closes June 1, 2011. Performing artists, musicians, visual artists, and filmmakers between...

2011-03-28 14:45:00

Local Artists Re-Imagine the Symbols of the Seder MIAMI BEACH, Fla., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, April 2 a group of local artists will present innovative works inspired by Passover, the Jewish holiday celebrating the Israelites' exodus from Egypt. The third annual "Seder As Art" event is sponsored by Arts inside The Open Tent, the arts programming arm of The Open Tent, an innovative Jewish engagement initiative. The opening of Seder As Art will take place on...

2010-06-30 07:30:00

NEW YORK, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Jewish History, dedicated to the preservation and presentation of Jewish history, culture and experience across countries and generations, has received an $860,092 grant from the Leon Levy Foundation. As one of the rare philanthropies to appreciate the significance of archival processing in preservation efforts, the Foundation has made a three-year commitment that will enable the Center to process thousands of linear feet of its partners'...

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2010-06-10 06:45:00

New studies have found that Jews share a genetic bond with Cypriots and Druze and verifies the Jewish Diaspora maintained a strong DNA continuity despite its long separation from the Middle East, according to scientists on Wednesday. The work is part of a larger exploration into human migration based on groups of tiny differences in genetic codes. "We found evidence that Jewish communities originated in the Near East," said molecular scientist Doron Behar of the Rambam Health Care Campus in...

2010-01-21 08:30:00

"Jewish Artists for Haiti" Benefit Concert To Raise Thousands Jan. 28th NEW YORK, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jewish organizations throughout New York are responding to the urgent needs of Haiti earthquake victims. On January 28th at 7 pm, The Jewish Artists for Haiti Benefit Concert sponsored by Manhattan-based Workmen's Circle and The New Yiddish Repertory Theater will bring together more than 30 leading Jewish artists in a three-hour concert at the Upper West Side's Stephen Wise...

2008-09-17 15:00:23

By RUTHIE BLUM LEIBOWITZ 'While 'Hatikva' may not the greatest piece of music," says Zamir Chorale Foundation founder and director Matthew (Mati) Lazar, "the power one feels singing it is undeniable." The long-time conductor and ardent Zionist goes on to ask rhetorically: "Who else but our people would have their national anthem in a minor key?" Here last month to conduct members of his Zamir Chorale and Shirah Choir, as well as a large group of individual singers from across the...

2008-09-04 15:00:22

By BARRY DAVIS Later this month, an historic event will take place in Vienna. While it is hardly likely to make the world sit up and take note, the first festival devoted to Jewish and Israeli music ever held in Austria is certainly a laudable milestone. "When I took up this post around a year ago, I decided I wanted to have a festival here each year devoted to a different culture," says Bernhard Kerres, CEO of the Wiener Konzerthaus in Vienna. "It was also clear to me that the...

2008-08-14 12:00:37

By TOM TUGEND LOS ANGELES - Hollywood attracts hopefuls from the four corners of the earth, but few arrive with as many projects as Israeli producer and director Uri Paster. Sitting in a French cafe in Los Angeles, accompanied by his assistant/translator Shlomit Basmat, Paster rattled off four movie and theater projects, and that's just for 2008. Unlike many of the starry-eyed newcomers to Tinseltown, Paster comes with a solid record of accomplishments in his native country. At...


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