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  • Lea Michele throws a birthday bash for Babs

    Happy birthday Barbra Streisand! To celebrate your big 70th, Lea Michele is throwing a party to honor you. The “Glee” star is obsessed with Streisand.  Her biggest dream is to remake “Funny Girl” or to have Streisand guest star on “Glee,” a friend told the Hollywood Life. The one time Lea actually met Streisand, she… More ▸

  • MC Hammer + JNF = Plant Touch This!

    Remember the Jewish National Fund? That organization that uses little blue metal boxes to collect your well-earned cash and invest it in planting trees in Israel?
    Well, the Toronto branch of JNF is definitely thinking outside of the box with its upcoming fund-raising party. The bash is being dubbed “The Future Party,” and who’s a better face of the future than the beloved MC Hammer.
    That’s right. MC Hammer will parachute-pants his way to help develop a sports field at the Yafit Park complex in Kibbutz HaHotrim along the northern Carmel coast. The party will happen on Thursday September 22.
    I expect it to be nothing less than epic, tickets can be purchased online.
    Man, Canadians know how to party! More ▸

  • Covenant Foundation 18th Anniversary Celebration Live!

    Tomorrow, the Convent Foundation, one of this country’s preeminent supporters of Jewish education initiatives, will celebrate their 18th anniversary with a conference at the UJA-Federation of New York. The event’s overarching themes are described as “Dissolving Boundaries” and “Seizing the Future: Promoting Jewish Learning, Community Building and Civic Engagement.” I will be joining a panel… More ▸

  • Jewish art on the coasts

    June will be exciting for Jewish arts on both coasts. San Francisco’s Contemporary Jewish Museum opens June 8th. JTA’s Sue Fishkoff has already written about its unique mission, and here is an article from the San Francisco Chronicle about architect Daniel Liebeskind’s visit and thoughts on his latest architectural masterpiece. Meanwhile, in New York City,… More ▸

  • Matzo balling with Harris & Berkman

    JTA staff writer Ben Harris looking dapper in his winter gear. For the second year in a row, JTA’s Ben Harris and Jacob Berkman spent Christmas Eve hitting a bunch of Jewish-themed parties throughout Manhattan. Here’?s their take on this year’s festivities: Click the ‘play’ button below to listen. [audio:/images/archive/122607_xmas_outing.mp3] To subscribe to JTA’s Behind… More ▸