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Itzhak Perlman’s inspiring musical journey — and his delightful 50-year marriage — captured in a documentary

Itzhak Perlman, shown in a scene from the documentary "Itzhak," has endured hardships to become arguably the most famous violinist in the world. (Courtesy of Greenwich Entertainment)

(JTA) — Itzhak Perlman, arguably the most famous violinist in the world, has heard plenty of questions in his 50-year career. But when asked if his religious heritage has affected his playing, he sounds stumped. “I’m a violinist. I’m Jewish, so that makes me a Jewish musician,” he tells… Read more »

“As Long As I Live” memoir inspires Women’s Academy brunch

The Women’s Academy for Jewish Studies at Congregation Chofetz Chayim will hold a free brunch and presentation next month, “What Does G-d Have in Mind for You?” with Esther Becker, based on the book “As Long as I Live: The Life Story of Aharon Margalit.” By age 7, Margalit’s… Read more »