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Steven Spielberg to gift $2m. toward racial, economic justice

Grants will be funded by his $1 million Genesis Prize award, as well as a matching $1 million contribution made by Spielberg and Kate Capshaw.

Jewish actress Maia Morgenstern received death threats on Passover

In an email, the author threatens to violently kill Morgenstern and her children, as well as set fire to the Jewish theater and its staff.

By REUTERS
28/03/2021

Jewish leading man George Segal is dead at 87

“I didn’t change my name because I don’t think George Segal is an unwieldy name. It’s a Jewish name, but not unwieldy."

Five notable Jewish, Israeli nominees for 2021 Oscars

“Mank,” the black-and-white Netflix film about Jewish screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz, earned 10 Oscar nods, including for best picture, making up nearly half of Netflix’s total nominations.

By EMILY BURACK/JTA
16/03/2021

Jon Ossoff, Shira Haas and Doja Cat make Time’s 100 emerging leaders list

Ossoff, the millennial who was sworn into Congress with multiple totems of his heritage, helped Democrats regain control of the Senate along with fellow Georgian Raphael Warnock.

By GABE FRIEDMAN
19/02/2021

Gal Gadot signs 8-figure deal to star in Heart of Stone

The movie will be the first in a series that will put a “female spin” on such action franchises as "Mission: Impossible" and the James Bond films.

Seth Rogen

What do Jewish people think about Seth Rogen's 'An American Pickle'?

Here’s what you need to know before you watch the pickle movie this weekend.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
17/08/2020
THE CANARY Wharf tower in London’s East End.

Jews breaking into the arts

Creating a parallel world to traditional English theater

By COLIN SHINDLER
06/08/2020

Carl Reiner, American Jewish comedy legend dies at 98

Reiner, whose career began before World War II and continued to his last moments, set the standard for the Jewish-inflected humor that reshaped Hollywood and influenced all of American society.

Seth Rogen

First image of Seth Rogen as Jewish pickle maker is historically accurate

The Seth Rogen Jewish immigrant pickle movie is still happening, and we now have some striking photo evidence.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
29/04/2020
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