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  1. ‘The Last Schwartz’ Opening at Gloucester Stage

    Don’t expect Deborah Zoe Laufer’s play opening at Gloucester Stage to be a typical dark comedy about a Jewish dysfunctional family.

  2. #lovewins

    Kat Veytsman is a Junior at Marblehead High School. The recent Orlando killings have inspired her to write a poem encouraging people to love each other.

  3. A Busy May for Seaside Symphony

    Spring is a busy time at Symphony by the Sea, a two-month period that sees the season open with concerts in early April then wrap up in May with a fundraiser (on May 14) and, a week later, with the end of season “All Beethoven” concerts.

  4. ‘Colliding Dreams’ Revisits Promise and Practice of Zionism

    Free to reinvent themselves, the early Zionists adopted Hebrew as their language, and reread the Bible not for its religious teachings but as a record of Jewish history in the land.

  5. Dutch Delight at Peabody Essex Museum

    More than 200 varied pieces of Dutch treasures are on display through June 5.

  6. Ari Hest Sings Live in Salem

    Ari Hest will be performing his unique songs at CinemaSalem on Thursday, April 14.

  7. The Art of Connection at ThinkArt

    The Marblehead studio explores international folk art, mixed media and art based in the design world.

  8. The New Kid on the Block: Introducing the Jewish Arts Collaborative

    The Jewish Arts Collaborative (JArts) is a new organization dedicated to featuring the best of Jewish culture.

  9. SweetGreen: An Interview

    Founder Jonathan Neman spoke to the Journal recently.

  10. SweetGreen: The Future of Fine Dining?

    We treat ourselves to salads like “Rad Thai,” listed at 375 calories and made with “organic arugula and organic mesclun,” greens that large swaths of the country couldn’t identify by sight.

  11. Is It Back to Yesterday?

    After 70 years out of print in Germany, Mein Kampf is back in print. The first edition sold out in one day. Germany once again confronts its Nazi past.

  12. Fallen From Grace

    In an industry dominated by Jews, Bill Cosby rose like no other. And he has fallen like no other.

  13. World War II Jewish Drama Visits Lexington

    Drawing on rare archival material, the film tells an uplifting tale of life and redemption on Italy’s Shores of Light.

  14. Chai Alive: Feeding the Vitality of the World

    “We help people who are going through cancer, chronic illnesses, depression, obesity. Food is very connected to health.”

  15. A Very Visible Phantom Gourmet

    “Our popularity amazes and humbles us. We’re hardworking guys. We take a lot of pride in what we do.”

  16. Making a Horror-Comedy Film Come Alive

    The film “The Sub” is about a reluctant substitute teacher working in an all-too-perfect high school.

  17. New Light Shed on Dark Polish Past

    For some 60 years, post war and through decades of Communist rule, the events in Jedwabne remained largely under the radar of silence and denial.

  18. Fred Hersch’s Songs of Strength at New England Conservatory Concert

    Hersch is best known to many, not for his numerous musical accolades, but for his tireless efforts in the fight against AIDS. He will perform at Jordan Hall on October 29.

  19. Berklee Students Score for Boston Pops

    Under Keith Lockhart’s baton, the Pops will perform “Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror,” in a screening of a newly remastered version of the silent film.

  20. Philharmonic Conductor’s Family, Musical Roots Trace Back to War-Time Germany

    Benjamin Zander has spent 36 years as conductor of the Boston Philharmonic, which he founded in 1979.

  21. ‘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.”

  22. Sukkot Story Appears in Wake of ‘Vanishing Gourds’

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

  23. A Theatrical Violin Concert in Celebration of Sara

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

  24. Undue Influence: Former Cult Member Extends Activism to ISIS

    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.

  25. From Tampico to Television

    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.

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