Arts & Culture


‘Shanghai Sukkah’ Another Holiday Offering

Local author/Jewish educator Heidi Smith Hyde also adds to the list of notable books for Sukkot with the publication of “Shanghai Sukkah.”Read More


Sukkot Story Appears in Wake of ‘Vanishing Gourds’

By Penny Schwartz

Sukkot story about the essence of the harvest festival will delight kids.Read More


A Theatrical Violin Concert in Celebration of Sara

“Sara’s Voice, sotto voce,” has been organized and planned by Deborah Shelkan Remis of Swampscott.Read More


Undue Influence: Former Cult Member Extends Activism to ISIS

By Matt Robinson

Author Steven Hassan of Newton released a new, 2015, updated edition of his book, “Combating Cult Mind Control,” that provides a game plan for dealing with the threat of cult indoctrination.Read More


From Tampico to Television

By Amy Forman

After his role with “Royal Pains” ended, Dr. Irv Danesh tried his own hand at writing, starting first with a screenplay about his unusual medical school experience.Read More


Thrills and Chills Abound at the JCCNS’s Jewish Book Month

It’s time for the 21st Annual Jewish Book Month at the Jewish Community Center of the North Shore.Read More


Arthur Miller’s ‘Broken Glass’ A Vivid Reflection of Humanity

By Sheila Barth

As a tribute to the playwright’s birthday centennial on October 17, New Rep’s season opens with Miller’s lesser-known play.Read More


‘Waitress’ Delivers a Satisfying Musical Theater Treat

By Sheila Barth

Although “Waitress” isn’t your typical feel-good musical, it’s uplifting and high-spirited. Don’t miss it.Read More


Flying Horse Sculpture Exhibit at Pingree

The exhibit will feature 45 works by 39 New England artists, all displayed on the 100-acre campus of Pingree School in South Hamilton.Read More


Idina Menzel: From Bar Mitzvah Singer To Star

By Marvin Glassman

Many of Menzel’s Jewish fans feel that she is the next big Jewish icon in music, much like Bette Midler and Streisand, with a long career in music ahead of her.Read More


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