Arts + Culture

Pandemic Project: A Labor of Love

By Adam Grobman and Joan Jeffein Miller


Since the beginning of the pandemic, many of us have tried to keep busy while confined to our homes, picking up new hobbies, skills, and interests.  We’ve engaged in activities such as binging on Netflix, playing card games on the computer, pur…

Kol Haneshama Brings Virtual Voice to Community with Tribute to Founder

By Adam Grobman

E-Harmony? For Kol Haneshama, Harrisburg’s Jewish Chorus, it’s not an online dating site.

The 12-piece chorus is bringing their collective virtual voice to the community with a four-part series of videos featuring music from Beautiful: The Carole King Musical in tribute…

Is Israeli humor Jewish humor? A conversation

Julie Sherman and Ayelet Shanken, co-chairs of the Edward S. Finkelstein Harrisburg Jewish Film Festival, got together to talk about a longstanding conundrum.

Julie: I think we might have to begin by clarifying the terms:  we’re not talking about Israeli humor versus Jewish humor per se…

Allentown Winery Brings Kosher Celebrations to Midstate

By Adam Grobman

Winemaking is in Kevin Danna’s blood.

As a child, he remembers visiting his great-grandfather, an immigrant from Sicily and former winemaker, who would often greet Kevin with the exclamation “Where’s the wine at?!”

As an adult, he found a knack for tasting wine aft…

Film Festival Opens With Celebration Of Civil Rights Era Cooperation

By Julie Sherman

While Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the face of the '60s Civil Rights era, less remembered are the Jewish leaders who backed his efforts at racial equality and harmony, who walked with him in Selma, who spoke with him at the March on Washington, and who even presided over…