Sharon Fendrich releases debut album

Sharon Fendrich’s debut new age/neo-classical album Red Sky Prairie has been submitted by a member of the Recording Academy for consideration for the New Age Grammy 2020. With deep roots in Portland’s Jewish community, Sharon was profiled in Oregon Jewish Life’s January 2016 issue 2016. Her children Talia and Max attend religious school at Neveh…


“Love, Antosha” opens Aug. 23

The documentary “Love, Antosha,” about the extraordinary life and career of the late actor Anton Yelchin, comes to Portland theaters Aug. 23. The film about the late Jewish actor screens at Regal Fox Tower Stadium 10 and other regional theaters. From a prolific career in film and television (Star Trek, Like Crazy, Charlie Bartlett, Alpha…



PHOTOS: Above, Nouveau Bistro at Feast Portland last year. Right, tastes from Grand Tasting  and Smoked (far right) at last year’s Feast. Photos by Alan Weiner. Now in its eighth year, Portland’s biggest food festival promises to impress both locals and natives alike. The festival attracts thousands of foodies each year with a jam-packed schedule…


So you want to write a script – Proposals sought for Jewish Writers’ Initiative

Crystal City Entertainment and Maimonides Fund have formally issued a request for proposals for the inaugural Jewish Writers’ Initiative, a national, year-long program to incubate commercial, Jewish-themed scripts for mainstream film, television and digital media platforms. The year-long program features seminars in Los Angeles, New York and Israel, along with monetary stipends and industry support….


Play explores surfing and Holocaust survival

Julie Hammond presents the Portland premiere of her show “Other Inland Empires” at Portland Playhouse June 26-30, 2019. When writer/director Julie Hammond learned that Gidget, the quintessential California girl and 1950s spark of a global surf boom, was really the Jewish daughter of Austro-Hungarian refugees, she began to imagine events in reverse. What would happen…



This summer, the 21st Annual JAW: A Playwrights Festival brings three new plays to The Armory for two weeks of script workshopping that will culminate in the JAW Big Weekend, where public staged readings of the scripts will be presented along with performances from local artists and classes. This year’s plays are Otto Frank by…

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