Arts + Culture

Apples to Apples: Here’s How to Have A Sweet New Year

by Adam Grobman

Rosh Hashanah – a time for well-wishes, reflection, and of course, apples and honey to symbolize a sweet new year.

Apples are a delicious and healthy snack throughout the entire year, but are especially popular around the High Holiday season, when the fall harvest often b…

Film Festival Breaks Records in First Virtual Outing

By Julie Sherman

This year’s virtual presentation of the Edward S. Finkelstein Harrisburg Jewish Film Festival proved a great success, with more than 1000 people registered at our website and most of the films viewed in more than 500 households in Harrisburg and around the country through…

Stuart Malina to Remain at Helm of HSO Through 2023

Ahead of his 20th season as Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra Music Director, Stuart Malina has signed a contract renewal for three additional years, through the 2022-23 Season.

The extension was announced last month by Board Chair Dr. Stephen C. MacDonald. ““Stuart’s musicianship, creati…

HBG Vegan Restaurant Becomes Kosher

by Adam Grobman

Since opening in June 2014, The Vegetable Hunter has undergone constant evolution.

First, a name change. Then about a year ago, it shifted from vegetarian fare to a fully-vegan slate of offerings. Now, the restaurant and brewery is poised to become the first standalone Kosh…

Virtual Edward S. Finkelstein Harrisburg Jewish Film Festival In Full Swing

By Julie Sherman

Two fabulous films down, eight more to go throughout the month of July.   It’s not too late to join the fun – go to, register, and you will automatically begin to receive free links to upcoming films as they are premiered as part of our virtual Festival…