Arts + Culture

Local Author’s "Torah Time Travel" Brings Kids Back to Biblical Times

By Adam Grobman

Discussion and debate are central and accepted parts of Jewish learning.

Did the angels that visited Abraham and Sarah have wings? Did the Red Sea really make a path for the Israelites leaving Egypt? You’d need a time machine to know exactly how it played out.

In his new…

Film Festival Returns with Virtual Binge Series

By Julie Sherman

The Edward S. Finkelstein Harrisburg Jewish Film Festival is jumping on the “binge watching” bandwagon with a star-studded Israeli television series, The Conductor, which will be available for your virtual viewing pleasure from October 10th-24th.

The 10-episode series …

Kol Haneshama Completes Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Project

After months of preparation, practice, and recording, Harrisburg’s Jewish Chorus Kol Haneshama has completed its annual project honoring founder Janet Frankel Staub z’l.

This year’s tribute produced a four-part virtual project consisting of choral selections from Beautiful: The Carole…

Harrisburg Native, Chai Flicks Bring Big-Screen Cinema to Living Rooms

By Adam Grobman

When you type “ChaiFlicks” into your web browser, you never know what will come out the other end. The streaming service is like a portal into a more creative, musical, rich, Jewish world.

That’s the way Heidi Bogin Oshin, lead programmer and co-principal of ChaiFlick…

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…