October 20, 2018

Naomi Pfefferman

Last year marked the 50th anniversary of Chaim Potok’s beloved novel, “The Chosen,” the tale of two teenagers —
At one point in the 40-minute documentary “Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405,” artist Mindy Alper rocks back and forth,
Sam Hoffman is perhaps best known for his popular video web series, “Old Jews Telling Jokes,” which spotlights, well, old Jews...
Rena Hirsch, who is participating in a chaplaincy internship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, has comforted stroke, heart attack and cancer patients,
In 2004, Nancy Mishkin, a professional sculptor and a philanthropist, was diagnosed with breast cancer. “I was scared to death. 
For Joshua Singer, the Golden Globe-nominated co-screenwriter of Steven Spielberg’s “The Post,” there’s something biblical in the tale of how...
Actress Alex Borstein plays Susie Myerson, a wannabe stand-up comedy manager on Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” the most Jewish new show on TV.
In the documentary “Supergirl,” Naomi Kutin, a Modern Orthodox tween, grunts as she hoists a barbell almost three times her body weight. Her face reddens,
When Amy Sherman-Palladino was growing up in Van Nuys, her father, the former Catskills comic Don Sherman, would hold court in the backyard with...
“I was raised Mormon, poor, in the Midwest; turned out kind of gay, got a little cancer, then converted to Judaism. Try putting all of that...
Director and political activist Rob Reiner, 70, is perhaps best known for his iconic films “When Harry Met Sally” and “The Princess Bride.”
One night during the 20 days Israeli backpacker Yossi Ghinsberg was lost in the Bolivian Amazon, he was wrapped tightly in his mosquito net when...
In 1940, nearly three decades before he became the first African-American appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Thurgood Marshall was asked to...
From 2004 to 2014, Greg Liberman helped Jewish couples come together as an executive and eventually the CEO of Spark Networks.
When filmmaker Jeremy Kagan first watched “Bonnie and Clyde” in 1967, he was taken by the profusion of gun wounds suffered by its characters.
“Underneath the Lintel” is a one-man metaphysical thriller by playwright Glen Berger. It runs runs at the Geffen Playhouse from Oct. 10 to Nov. 19.
Remember those billboards around Los Angeles in the 1990s sporting a bosomy blonde named Angelyne?
Before Bryan Fogel embarked upon his debut documentary, “Icarus,” about Russia’s Olympic doping program, he was “desperate to not be the ‘Jewtopia’ guy.”
“I am going to Israel,” the transgender character Maura Pfefferman, played by Jeffrey Tambor, says in the trailer for the fourth season of “Transparent.”
Jacob Zelonky exuberantly sang a few bars of “Tradition” from “Fiddler on the Roof." He is headed for the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art.
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