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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Friday, June 23, 2017

Arts & Culture

14-year old Israeli prodigy, cellist Danielle Akta, will join eminent maestro Vladimir Spivakov and the acclaimed Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra for a Carnegie Hall on Wednesday, June 7 at 8 PM. Joining them is the brilliant soprano and Metropolitan Opera star Hibla Gerzmava – last heard at the Met in 2016 as Desdemona in Verdi’s Otello, and recently made her La Scala Opera debut in the title role in Donizetti’s Anna Bolena.

The eclectic orchestral program will include Mozart’s Divertimento No.1 in D major, K.136; Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony in C minor Op. 110, dedicated “To the Memory of Victims of Fascism and War,” Max Bruch’s Kol Nidrei Op. 47 for cello and orchestra; David Popper’s Concert Polonaise, Op.14 for cello and

Tickets for Sid Jacobson JCC’s Randi and Bruce Pergament Jewish Film Festival go on sale Monday, May 8 at 9 a.m. The festival, returning for the 24th year features documentaries, comedies and short films.

The festival kicks off on Wednesday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m. with the documentary “On the Map” about the 1977 Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team that brought the first European Cup to Israel.

On Wednesday, June 28 at 7:30 p.m. will be the New York premiere for the comedy “Let Yourself Go,” which tells

Essays on Ethics joins Lessons in Leadership in Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’s ongoing series of online “Covenant and Conversation” essays on the weekly Torah reading.

As in the previous essays, Rabbi Sacks displays a wide-ranging erudition with respect to Jewish and general culture, as well as an impressive ability to express complex ideas in readily-accessible presentations, citing primary and secondary Jewish sources intertwined with a broad spectrum of philosophers, theologians, psychologists

Journaling Fame by Allison Kugel aims to deliver an emotionally charged message about life with an anxiety disorder through a pop culture lens. In her deeply personal debut memoir, Kugel recounts details of being in the throes anxiety, panic, depression and obsessive compulsive disorder throughout her childhood, adolescents and into adulthood, as she narrates a career in celebrity journalism in tandem. Those converging dynamics make for an interesting read, while serving up lessons learned

More than 70 Years After the Liberation of Auschwitz, New Program Reveals How Jewish Prisoners Relied on Faith to Maintain Identity

Orthodox Jews in German Nazi concentration camps secretly—and defiantly—continued to practice their faith at the risk of immediate death; and educators at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Poland are now expanding on the experiences of these victims thanks to a new education program presented by the Amud Aish Memorial Museum and Kleinman Holocaust