Arts & Culture

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...

In ‘Radically Amazed,’ contemporary Jewish artists share show at Bender JCC

What does it mean to be a Jewish artist in the 21st century? The current art show at the Bender Jewish Community Center of...

Passover Fondue. Fun-do!

Passover is a joyous holiday and, in addition to the important rituals it involves, it delivers festivity and fun. With that in mind, we...

Meet the Sisters Behind the Two New ’90s Jewish American Girl Dolls

  Jackie Hajdenberg | JTA As children in upstate New York, twin sisters Julia DeVillers and Jennifer Roy went to Hebrew school three days a week,...

A very 2023 history of Jewish delis in America

There’s a lot of nostalgia to behold on a tour of “I’ll Have What She’s Having,” a historical view of Jewish delicatessens in America,...

Ladies and Gents, it’s the Grayden Goldman Bar Mitzvah Show!

Bimah — the focal point of the synagogue where the Torah is read and the rabbi stands — means “stage.” In December, 13-year-old Grayden Goldman...