George Solomon Joseph, a solicitor in the family firm” and his wife, Henrietta Franklin, gave birth to their fourth child to pianist and composer Jane Marian Joseph
2013: “Hyam Plutzik: American Poet,” an exhibit of letters, manuscripts, images and objects about the life and career of this three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist at Trinity College Watkinson Library in Hartford, CT is scheduled to come to an end.
2013: The South Cobb Regional Library in Mableton, GA, is scheduled to a special program in celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month.
2013: Deadline for apply for College Aid through the Jewish Children’s Regional Service, an outstanding organization located in New Orleans, LA.
2013: Temple Judah in Cedar Rapids is scheduled to host the final musical Shabbat Friday Evening Services of this season
2013: Tomer Lev, Berenika Glixman, Daniel Borovitzky, Raviv Leibzirer – Two Pianos, Four Pianists, Twenty to Forty Fingers – are scheduled to perform at two boutique concerts in Jerusalem.
2013: “No Place On Earth” is scheduled to open in Santa Rosa, CA and Wilmington, DE.
2013: Marty Goldberg is scheduled to determine whether or not there will be a new print version of the Canadian Jewish News.
2013: R&B singer Alicia Keys said today that she will go ahead with her planned July performance in Israel, despite calls from other artists and the Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment (BDS) movement for her to cancel the event.
2013: Staff at the Dormition Abbey in Jerusalem reported the spraying of offensive graffiti in Hebrew and the destruction of the church property in a suspected attack by radical Jewish settler sympathizers today
Perpetrators spray-painted “the Christians are apes” and “the Christians are slaves” on two cars parked outside the abbey
2014(2nd of Sivan, 5774): Eighty-eight year old television critic Steven H. Scheuer, the brother of Congressman James H. Scheuer and the husband of social critic Alida Brill, passed away today. (As reported by William Yardley)
2014(2nd of Sivan, 5774): Seventy year old “Lewis Katz, co-owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer and a philanthropist, died in a plane crash in Massachusetts.” (As reported by JTA and Rachel Abrams)
2014(2nd of Sivan, 5774): Eighty-nine year old Edward S. Finkelstein who led Macy’s in good times and bad passed away today. (As reported by Douglas Martin)
2014: The Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival is scheduled to begin today.(As reported by Debra Kamin)
2014: Considering the role of Jews in the world of the Broadway musical, the 92nd Street Y is scheduled to present “Panning for Gold: Great Songs from Flop Shows.
2014: American Jewish Heritage Month comes to an end.
2014: “Senior Gaza official and deputy Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouk said” “Hamas will not agree to the continuation of Palestinian security cooperation with Israel once it teams up with the Fatah movement led by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to form a unity government.”
2014: “Today, top Hamas official Muhammad Nazal was quoted by the organization’s official organ as saying that Hamas would not abandon the path of “resistance,” or violence against Israel — a path the Islamist group shares with the Lebanese Shi’ite terrorist organization Hezbollah.” (As reported by Yifa Yaakov)
2014: Today Strategic Affairs and Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz (Likud) harshly berated the defense establishment for using “undemocratic” means and “manipulating” the public to try to pressure the government into allotting it a larger budget. (As reported by Yifa Yaakov)
2015: The New York Times features reviews of books by Jewish authors and/or of special interest to Jewish readers including They Told Me Not To Take That Job: Tumult, Betrayal, Heroics, and the Transformation of Lincoln Center by Reynold Levy, Keepers by Richard Schickel and Orson Welles’s Last Movie: The Making of “The Other Side of the Wind” by Josh Karp.
2015: After two months, “Joy of Life: Paintings by Dolorosa Margulis” whose family survived the war “by hiding in a village near Eindhoven is scheduled to come to an end at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education.
2015: Final performance of The Call is scheduled to take place as part of Theater J sponsored by the Washington DC JCC.
2015: “For Richer For Poorer: Weddings Unveiled” which showcase “a rich and evocativecollection of material related to weddings within the immigrant Jewish community from the 1880’s to the mid-20th century” is scheduled to come to an at the Jewish Museum in London.
2015: In Chicago, Congregation Emmanuel is scheduled to host the “The Schaalman Centenary Celebration” marking the 100th birthday of Herman Schaalman who was the rabbi at Temple Judah from 1941 to 1949.
2015: The Center for Jewish History is scheduled to “Music in Our Time: 2015.”
2015: The IAC is scheduled to host Israel Festival ’15” in New York City.
2015: In Boston, Julian Edelman is scheduled to appear at “Celebrate Israel”
2015: The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia is scheduled to host “Israel Fest: Israel@67.”
2015: “Mak’hela,” a Jewish choral group founded in 2003 is scheduled to perform at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA.
2015: Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue and Museum is scheduled to present the First Greek Jewish Festival on the Lower East Side.
2015(13th of Sivan, 5775): Forty-two year old “Rochelle Shoretz, whose own breast cancer diagnosis at age 28 led her to found the national cancer organization Sharsheret” passed away today.
2016: Jewish American Heritage Month is scheduled to come to an end today.
2016: The Israel National Football Team is scheduled to play a “friendly” match against Serbia in Novi Sad, Serbia.
2016: Dr. Gary P. Zola, “a distinguished scholar of the American Jewish experience and an ordained rabbi,” is scheduled to deliver a “lecture on his latest book, We Called Him Abraham: Lincoln and American Jewry” at the National Archives’ William G. McGowan Theatre.
2016: Dr. Bernard Lewis reaches the century mark. (Editor’s note: If you have not read Lewis then you have no business making policy in the lands of what were once the Ottoman Empire and a little more!)