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Where Jews Go On Xmas

by Paul Bass | Dec 22, 2017 9:07 am

In New Haven, many Jews have a Christmas tradition other than Chinese food and movies. They fill (to capacity) a Dec. 24 evening performance by Stacy Phillips & His Bluegrass Characters and a Dec. 25 klezmer show by David Chevan’s Nu Haven Kapelye.

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A Jewish Actor’s “Chosen” Challenge

by Brian Slattery | Nov 15, 2017 1:10 pm

Courtesy PhotoActor George Guidall had grown up receiving his Jewish education from a melamed. He had deeply religious family members. So he knew a lot about the background of the rabbi he plays in Long Wharf Theatre’s upcoming production of The Chosen, which runs Nov. 22 to Dec. 17.

But he also found himself in tension with that character — and possibly, in doing so, practicing his culture and his faith.

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