Last week, the news surfaced that “Queen of Porn” Jenna Jameson may be converting to Judaism. Jameson, who has been married twice before, is engaged to Israeli Lior Bitton (who works in L.A.’s diamond business and has been charged with stealing merchandise from his stores).
Greeting the more than 100 champagne-sipping guests at their Park Avenue home for the June 5 “Save the Pit Bulls” Kick Off Party — in advance of the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation July 18 th “Unconditional Love Dinner Dance” — were Martin Shafiroff and event co-chairs Jean Shafiroff and Patrick McMullen. Guests were also made welcome by daughter Elizabeth Shafiroff and the the two super friendly — once scheduled-to-be- euthanized — pit bulls Bella and Daisy whom she rescued.
Tel Aviv’s 17th annual Gay Pride Parade took place this Friday. Over 180 thousand participants were expected by the municipality, including around 30,000 tourists who came to participate in the weekend’s Pride events. The temperatures were milder than usual and the city’s streets filled with the nation’s fiercest and proudest, members and allies of the LGBTQ community.
When the international photographic agency Magnum Photos asked its members to select one of their works which they felt “changed everything,” the hope, according to Magnum’s website, was for the photographers to “reflect on their careers and identify a single picture that represents a turning point in their lives as image makers.”
Some of the students are in their 20s, and others are just shy of 80. They’re men, women, Jews and non-Jews. Some are art aficionados and others have never picked up a paintbrush. But one night each week, when the students gather at the Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center on the Upper East Side for Artists’ Beit Midrash, they’re all speaking the same language.