Sir Ian Knows What It?s Like

His years as a closeted gay man gave actor Ian McKellen an understanding, he says, of Jews who hid during the Holocaust.


MacFarlane?s Not-So-Funny Jew Joke

The animated sitcom ?Family Guy? isn?t exactly high art. The Sunday night, 30-minute program, which airs on the Fox television network, is filled with off-color jokes. Nonetheless, many fans were disappointed when the show?s creator, Seth MacFarlane, took things to a new extreme November 8 during a variety special titled ??Family Guy? Presents: Seth and Alex?s Almost Live Comedy Show.?


Prestigious Award for Israeli Choreographer

Dancer, choreographer, innovator ? many words have been used to describe Ohad Naharin, artistic director of Israel?s premier modern dance group, the Batsheva Dance Company. But Dance Magazine, in its 2009 award, given at a ceremony November 9 in New York, simply called him the man who ?revolutionized international dance.?


Be Your Own Investigative Journalist

The Forward recently surveyed the 75 most prominent national American Jewish organizations and found that fewer than one in six is run by women, and those women are paid 61 cents for every dollar earned by men. How did the Forward arrive at this information? And how can you do your own due diligence to learn about the finances and salaries at your local Jewish organization?


With Federation Leaders, Obama Stresses Importance of Healthcare Reform

After canceling his scheduled speech at the Jewish federations’ General Assembly in light of the massacre at Fort Hood, President Barack Obama hosted a group of 50 federation leaders for a Monday evening reception at the White House.

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