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Hip-Hop Seder? Contemporary Jewish Museum Swaps Seder Table For Turntables

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 05.28.2013 | Religion
Alexis Sclamberg

Melding contemporary and traditional Jewish themes through a hip-hop medium, CJM is shaking things up and re-imagining Passover to make it compelling for a new crowd in 2013.

A Weekend With Gertrude Stein In San Francisco

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 11.19.2011 | Travel
Andrea R. Vaucher

Los Angeles offers a wealth of easily accessible travel destinations for weekend escapes. From Palm Springs with its stark desert landscape and breath...

Art World Colonoscopy

Debra Levine | Posted 10.12.2011 | Arts
Debra Levine

The much-lauded Gertrude Stein show adds to the ever-growing dump of evidence that museum curators tend toward overly complex exhibition titles -- too frequently set up with the poor bedraggled colon.

Lesbian Couple Ordered To Leave Museum For Holding Hands

Posted 09.18.2011 | San Francisco

A lesbian couple was enjoying an art exhibit at San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum over the weekend when they were reportedly approached by a ...

A Life Told in Paint

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 09.01.2011 | Arts
Craig K. Comstock

Charlotte Salomon depicts the drama of the childhood everybody loses, the pain of lost love and the integuments of a lost world. Her genius was to preserve all that and to draw us into gratefully looking with her.

'Are We There Yet?': San Francisco Museum Wants Your Questions

Posted 08.10.2011 | Arts

Gil Gershoni and Ken Goldberg explore the idea of questions and curiosity in their new exhibit "Are We There Yet?: 5000 Years of Answering Questions w...

Maira Kalman at the Contemporary Jewish Museum: A Life as Art

Cherie Louise Turner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Cherie Louise Turner


Let Us Rejoice (And Rock Out): The Jews On Vinyl Revue

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

As the 93-year-old pianist and the Korean singer launched into a high-octane take on "Hava Nagilah," the sold-out crowd went wild, swaying, shimmying and stomping to the beat.