Jonah Hill, Paul Rudd, Jennifer Westfeldt, Max Greenfield, Sarah Silverman, Dan Abrams, Sandra Bernhard
Sandra Bernhard is beloved for her withering onstage attacks. She’s more spiritual these days, trading kabbalah for shul, and building a home with her ‘cold WASP-y’ girlfriend.
Adrien Brody, Zoe Kravitz, Rachel Zoe, Andy Cohen, Caryl Stern, Sandra Bernhard, Jeff Zucker, William Shatner
The execution by lethal injection late last night of Troy Davis, a Georgia death row inmate convicted of the killing off-duty police officer Mark MacPhail in 1989, gained the attention of many in the U.S. and throughout the world. Among those protesting the impending execution earlier this week were a number of celebrities, including Jewish comedian, singer and actress Sandra Bernhard.
As temperatures climb, some New Yorkers gather their families and head for the countryside, while others remain en ville to seek similar experiences in concerts redolent of Yiddishkeit. One such is a May 26 recital at The Austrian Cultural Forum in which Austrian soprano Ursula Langmayr performs a selection of Gustav Mahler’s outdoors-inspired songs, accompanied by pianist Russell Ryan. Instead of strenuous exercise in rural settings, music lovers can experience virtuosic derring-do in the form of Felix Mendelssohn’s “Variations sérieuses” played on June 1 at Bargemusic by pianist Victoria Korchinskaya-Kogan, whose grandparents were the mighty Ukrainian Jewish violinists Leonid Kogan and Yelizaveta Gilels.