Steven Spielberg Announced as the 2021 Genesis Prize Laureate

  The Genesis Prize Foundation has announced film director, producer and philanthropist Steven Spielberg as the 2021 Genesis Prize Laureate. The annual $1 million Genesis Prize, dubbed the “Jewish Nobel” by TIME magazine, honors extraordinary individuals for their outstanding professional achievement, contribution to humanity, and commitment to Jewish values. The award recognizes Spielberg’s outstanding achievement…


170 celebs, execs to launch new ‘Black-Jewish Entertainment Alliance’

  More than 170 entertainment industry leaders released a unity statement on Feb. 1 after launching the Black-Jewish Entertainment Alliance (BJEA), a joint initiative by black and Jewish entertainment industry professionals devoted to countering racism and anti-Semitism.  In the face of institutional racism and rising anti-Semitism the members of the Alliance feel it is critical…


Artists Repertory Theater presents “The Berlin Diaries” Audio Drama

  Andrea Stolowitz’s great-grandfather kept a journal for his descendants after escaping to New York City in 1939 as a German Jew. Using her German-Jewish great-grandfather’s diary, Lacroute Playwright-in-Residence and three-time Oregon Book Award-winning playwright, Andrea created “The Berlin Diaries,” the autobiographical story of Andrea’s quest to untangle her family’s history. The record keeps as…