Performances began at the Pavilion Theatre in Whitechapel in the early 1890s. By 1906 it had become established as the home of Yiddish theatre in London, and remained popular into the mid-1930s. Four actor-managers were central to the theatre’s direction and development – Sigmund Feinman, Maurice Moscovitch, Joseph Kessler and Fanny Waxman. The theatre was […]

This is a show about love that has been made with love. A few years back,Danny Braverman‘s mother gave him some shoeboxes that had belonged to his great uncle Ab Solomons. Inside the boxes were hundreds of wage packets with doodles that shoemaker Ab had drawn on them. Every Thursday – from 1926, when they […]

Ron Moody, Actor Best Known as Fagin in ‘Oliver!,’ Dies at 91 http://nyti.ms/1FVcZ7C Dickens’s Fagin, a Jew, has often been perceived as an anti-Semitic characterization, but Mr. Moody, who was also Jewish, steered clear of stereotype. “Although Dickens describes Fagin as a merry old Jew, there’s no sign of him being a Jew in his […]

By MICHAEL PAULSON, DEC. 19, 2014 A prominent but polarizing director of Jewish theater has been fired from his longtime perch at the Jewish Community Center in Washington after several productions that raised challenging questions about Israel. Ari Roth, a 53-year-old playwright who had served as artistic director of the Jewish Community Center’s Theater for […]