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Published Thursday, August 27, 2015
The JCC Greenwich Davis Film Festival kicks off on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. with “Zero Motivation” at Bow-Tie Criterion Cinemas at Greenwich Plaza. A hilarious new film about Israel’s female soldiers, “Zero Motivation” has broken box-office records in Israel and nabbed awards-among them TriBeCa Film Festival’s more»
Published Monday, July 20, 2015
Author Susan Jane Gilman spoke about her new book, “The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street,” at the most fitting of Greenwich locals: Rosie’s Frozen Yogurt. She and about 20 members of the Greenwich Jewish Community Center had gathered early to eat frozen yogurt and talk with Gilman about her first fiction novel as part of a program more»
Published Sunday, June 28, 2015
The movie “24 Days” was set in 2006, but Pam Ehrenkranz, CEO of the Greenwich Jewish Community Center, said it continues to be relevant. “Until you feel something, identify with someone, it’s just a news story, it’s just a piece of history. I think the movie sensitizes us to the fact that when there are incidents like this, we more»
Published Thursday, June 25, 2015
Award winning author Judy Blume has been highly praised throughout her career for her frank and knowing take on growing up, particularly what it’s like for young women in their teen years. But don’t call the author of novels as diverse as “Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret,” “Blubber,” “Otherwise Known as more»
Published Thursday, June 18, 2015
Next Tuesday, fans of Judy Blume will be treated to an evening with the legendary author, thanks to a collaboration between JCC Greenwich & AuthorsLive@Greenwich Library. Judy Blume will discuss In the Likely Event, her new book for adults and her first novel in 17 years, which spans family, friendships, love and betrayal in its retelling of three more»
Published Friday, May 22, 2015
Nearly one in five children in America lives in households that struggle to put food on the table and a group of Greenwich teens did their part to help end childhood hunger, raising $1,000 for the cause. At the start of the year, local Greenwich middle and high school students embarked on a philanthropy project at JCC Greenwich to help raise money to end more»
Published Tuesday, May 19, 2015
JCC Greenwich presents comedian Lenny Marcus Thursday, May 28, at 7 p.m., at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive. The evening will include entertainment, plus a variety of food and alcohol. Lenny Marcus has been a stand-up comedian performing at all the major comedy clubs in New York City for almost 20 years. He recently made his third appearance on The Late more»
Published Friday, April 17, 2015
GREENWICH, Conn. -- It's been nearly seven decades since the end of World War II, when the horrors committed by the Nazis against Jews, Poles, Russians and others were discovered. At an event at Temple Shalom in Greenwich, the 6 million people lost in the Holocaust were remembered and honored. Greenwich Selectman John Toner said that as the years pass more»
Published Wednesday, April 8, 2015
For the last two decades, Agnes Vertes, a child survivor of the Holocaust, has been sharing stories of survival, grace, courage and sorrow from her own life, as well as the lives of others through her award-winning independent documentaries. "I've been speaking in the area for many, many years," said Vertes, a longtime resident of Weston, as well as more»
Published Tuesday, March 24, 2015
It has been more than a century since Austrian artist Gustav Klimt set down to capture the likeness of his patron and friend Adele Bloch-Bauer in what would become one of his iconic works, "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I." However, the story of how the painting's journey from Austria to its berth in a New York City museum is just now being told on the big more»
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