Writer and director Jill Soloway grew up in what she calls a ‘somewhat normalish, upper middle class Jewish household’ in Chicago. Her mom was a public relations consultant (she worked for Mayor Jane Byrne) and her dad a psychiatrist.
Director and writer Jonathan Levine (‘The Wackness,’ ‘50/50’) may have grown up in Jew-centric Manhattan, yet he recalls feeling somewhat like an alien every Christmas.
Gloria Steinem’s father was the son of Jewish immigrants, but it was her non-Jewish mother who gave the future founder of Ms. Magazine a sense of her heritage. Curt Schleier explains.
Fashion icon Donna Karan’s new memoir chronicles her tempestuous relationships, her tumultuous childhood and her rise to the top of the fashion industry. She talks to Curt Schleier about her not-so-secret Jewish history.
Marlee Matlin dishes about Judaism, her career and acting without hearing in the new revival of “Spring Awakening.”
David Gregory is the moderator of “Meet the Press” and now the author of “How’s Your Faith?” a new memoir, about his life, his family and his search for meaning.
You may remember Danny Strong from ‘Mad Men’ or ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer.’ But for those in the know, he’s the man behind the hit show ‘Empire.’
Historian Ron Chernow wrote a best-selling biographer of Alexander Hamilton. He never dreamt it would be the basis for a hit hip-hop musical on Broadway.
Sophie Tucker was the Lady Gaga of her time. Also known as ‘the last of the red-hot mamas,’ she is immortalized in a new documentary.
A Brazilian Jew and successful tax lawyer, Nicole Borger uses her Portuguese and German backgrounds to sing Jewish music from around the world — with a Latin American twist.