Arts & Culture

Is D.C. Ready for Bagels from Queens?

Hannah Docter-Loeb Do bagel lovers in the Washington area think what comes out of New York is so superior that they’ll flock to eateries where...

The new Lillian and Albert Small Capital Jewish Museum believes the past needs input...

  It’s home. It’s staying put. And the modest, 1876-era, red-brick building that began its existence as Adas Israel Congregation — which has been moved...

Swiss historical drama ‘Labyrinth of Peace’ shatters the myth of Switzerland’s neutrality in WWII

Sponsored By Debra Nussbaum Cohen It’s Switzerland in 1945 and the war has just ended. A group of deeply traumatized, ragged-looking...

Northern Virginia Picks Its Top New Jewish Play

A swift-moving comic satire that pits two ambitious social media interns against each other marketing the state of Israel was the top vote-getter Sunday...

Choice Offerings at JxJ

This year’s 10-day JxJ D.C. Jewish Film x Music Festival runs from May 11 through 21, at locations in the District, Bethesda and Fairfax,...

Arnold Polinger Keeps the Music Alive

It was no coincidence that Arnold Polinger’s mother became friends with cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Polinger’s parents, Geraldine and Howard Polinger, invited the musician to perform...

Yael Luttwak takes the helm of JxJ D.C. Jewish Film x Music Festival

Yael Luttwak never expected she would be an artistic director, curating a program of contemporary Jewish films and music groups. Yet, since September, when...

Daughter and Granddaughter Seek Answer to a Mystery

  Review “The Woman Beyond the Sea” by Sarit Yishai-Levi. Translated by Gilah Kahn-Hoffmann. Seattle: Amazon Crossing, 2023. 404 pages. $16.99. The author of this wonderful book...

You Should Know … Faith Snyderman

A proud second-generation Washingtonian, Faith Snyderman, 29, was that musical theater kid growing up. Her parents used to say she could sing before she...

Duo Bring Straight Talk to Temple Micah and D.C.

"Dugri" is Israeli slang for straight talk. Dugri is also a social project that brings together two men across the political chasm of Israeli...