“I’ve never looked for easy,” Danae Elon told the crowd at the Doc NYC film festival on November 14, after the American premiere of her film, “P.S. Jerusalem.” In the film, Elon, who is the Jerusalem-born daughter of Israeli writer Amos Elon, decides to take her Algerian-born husband and their three children from the comfortable American life they lead in Brooklyn to the complexities and conflicts of her hometown.
Shopping for a bar mitzvah DJ is a grueling process. You want someone who can successfully pull off the Cha-Cha-Slide, cajole your 81-year-old great uncle Mort onto the dance floor, give out dollar-store prizes with flair, and lead the hora without amassing a body count — all while being up to speed on the latest from Adele.
The mountains of North Carolina make an unlikely locale for the world premiere of a Yiddish-inflected play about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911.
As the 550 American Friends of the Israel Museum mingled at Cipriani 42nd Street for the museum’s Golden Anniversary Gala, they were entertained by the gold gowned New York Gospel Choir directed byMarkanthony Henry whose high decibel praises to the Lord could no doubt be heard in Israel.