Wednesday, September 30, 2020


Gerri Miller


‘Mrs. Maisel’ Celebrates the Apollo Theater in Virtual Tribute

"A Marvelous Night at the Apollo,” celebrated the legendary venue with a one-hour special that aired virtually.

Two New Streaming Services Offer Exclusively Jewish and Israeli Programming

“The idea is not to put every Jewish film on there, but films of quality, films that are educational.

Yiddish Meets English in Funny Dictionary ‘Schmegoogle’

Klein got the idea for the book when his new words made his friends laugh. “So, I got really stoned and started thinking about more of these,” he said.

Gal Gadot Promotes ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ at Virtual Fan Event

"We had an amazing time working together. We have great chemistry and love and adore each other," Gadot said at the event.

New Website Celebrates the Creatives Behind ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’

The interactive site celebrates the creative genius of the artists responsible for bringing the show’s 1950s milieu to life.

‘Mrs. Maisel’s’ Alex Borstein on Executive Producing Documentary ‘Bombardier Blood’

The doc follows intrepid mountaineer Chris Bombardier, the first person with the bleeding disorder hemophilia to climb the tallest mountains in the world.

‘Holy Silence’ Documents the Vatican’s Role in the Holocaust

Could the Catholic Church have done more to save Jews during the Holocaust? The documentary ‘Holy Silence’ provides some answers, revealing the Vatican’s actions and inactions leading up to and during World War II.

‘Unorthodox’ Secrets Revealed

The Variety Streaming Room presented an exclusive virtual interview celebrating the Netflix limited series “Unorthodox.”

Beanie Feldstein Set to Play ‘Harriet the Spy’

She will voice the curious 11-year-old title character in “Harriet the Spy,” for Apple TV+

‘Shtisel’s’ Michael Aloni to Star in ‘The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem’

Aloni will next lead the cast in Yes TV’s adaptation of “The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem,” a multi-generational, historical story.

Tiffany Haddish, Howie Mandel, Judy Gold, Gilbert Gottfried to Take Part in Lucille Ball Virtual Festival

The National Comedy Center’s annual Lucille Ball Festival goes virtual this year, with many MOTs among the artists taking part.

Virtual Theater: ‘Fugu’ Tells Little-Known Holocaust Story

"Fugu" is based on the little-known history of how Japan sheltered 6,000 Lithuanian Jewish refugees in the city of Kobe, to protect them from the Nazis.

‘A League of Their Own’ Gets TV Remake Starring Abbi Jacobson, D’Arcy Carden

Amazon Studios is turning “A League of Their Own” into an hour-long series from creator and star Abbi Jacobson who will executive produce with Will Graham.

How ‘Shtisel’ Season 3 Is Filmed in Israel During a Pandemic

The series now filming its 3rd season resumed under strict accordance with health and safety regulations.

Amazon’s ‘Hunters’ Renewed for Season 2

The hit drama from creator David Weil, executive producer Jordan Peele and starring Al Pacino and Logan Lerman, was inspired by Weil’s grandmother, a Holocaust survivor.

LAMOTH to Present ‘The Holocaust & Italy’ Film Series and Panel Discussions

The Shoah-related movies and live Zoom discussions are part of this month's “Teicholz Holocaust Remembrance Film Series: The Holocaust & Italy.”

‘Unorthodox’ Creator Anna Winger on Celebrating Eight Emmy Nominations

The series became a critical and popular success after its March premiere on Netflix. Now, it has been honored with eight Emmy Award nominations.

‘American Pickle’ Director on Seth Rogen’s Very Jewish Double Role

"That’s what the movie is at its core: what it means when Old World customs meet new ones."

Virtual PaleyFest LA Lineup to Feature ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” cast and creators will have the chance to celebrate virtually with fans at the Paley Center for Media’s annual PaleyFest LA.

‘Maisel,’ ‘Unorthodox,’ ‘Schitt’s Creek,’ Seinfeld, Schumer, Haddish and More Snag Emmy Nominations

Members of the Tribe are celebrating today following the 72nd Emmy Awards nominations, which recognized returning favorites and new Jewish shows and actors.

StandWithUs TV Brings Israel Education Content Online

Building on the success of its weekly virtual StandWithUs Connect documentaries and discussions, StandWithUs TV streams free.

Comic Jena Friedman Serves up Food and Humor in ‘The Joy of Quarantine’

Friedman makes an “everything” bagel from pizza dough; makes kugel with potatoes, broccoli and green beans; and whips up cholent with Slivovitz.

Judy Gold Stands Up for Comedy in Her Book ‘Yes, I Can Say That’

The veteran stand-up, actress and Emmy-winning writer-producer weighs in on serious topics including free speech, censorship and cyberbullying, while paying tribute to her Jewish comedy heroes.

Israeli Series ‘When Heroes Fly’ Gets a Remake for AppleTV+

Writer-producer Mark Boal is adapting the story for a 10-part drama on AppleTV+.

Brooklyn Beckham is Engaged to Jewish Actress Nicola Peltz

Beckham announced the engagement to the Jewish American model and actress in an Instagram post on July 11.

Jewish Women’s Theatre Stages ‘For Goodness’ Sake’ Via Zoom

The tales and musical interludes about life, love and loss, are variously funny, empowering, and heartbreaking.

Andy Cohen Gets Candid in New Quibi Series ‘The Andy Cohen Diaries’

Is there such a thing as too much information? Apparently, not for Andy Cohen. The gossip-loving Bravo talk show host gets extremely candid in “The...

Life’s a Jewish Love Story for Disney Songwriting Duo

If you’re the parent of Disney-obsessed offspring, you’ve likely heard their music in the “Zombies” and “High School Musical” franchises and “Marvel Rising.”

Virtual Jewish Food Course Offers ‘A Seat at the Table’

Featuring the expertise of noted chefs, cookbook authors, scholars and restaurateurs, it’s a comprehensive guide to the Ashkenazi cuisine.

Sacha Baron Cohen Pranks Rudy Giuliani – in Pink Drag

“This guy comes running in, wearing a crazy, what I would say was a pink transgender outfit,” Giuliani told the New York Post.

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