June, 2010 | The Chosen Group

Mike Gordon and Phish

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It’s summer and time for some great outdoor concerts. This weekend the DC area gets a double shot of Phish, the Jam band phenomenon. It’s probably not a surprise to anyone that drummer Mike Fishman is Jewish, but this week we’re here to tell you about bassist Mike Gordon. Gordon had a very Jewish upbringing, […]

Star and Shamrock Tavern and Deli

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A Jew and and Irishman walk into a bar…sounds like the beginning of a joke, but it’s a daily occurrence at Star and Shamrock, one of the newest spots to open on the H Street corridor in the Atlas District. Jewish soul food meets Irish Whiskey in this unique combination of a Jewish deli and […]

Jesse Eisenberg, Hasidic Jews, and Ecstacy

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Ecstasy and Hasidic Jews; Two things you wouldn’t think relate to one another but they do. In the film Holy Rollers, based on a true story, Jesse Eisenberg plays an impressionable young man from an Orthodox Brooklyn community as he goes from having no awareness of the drug underworld to running a smuggling team of […]

Washington Jewish Music Festival, June 6th-13th

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One of the biggest events of the year is almost here – the 10th Annual Washington Jewish Music Festival at the DCJCC starts tomorrow. We’ve sampled some tunes from the artists scheduled to perform and can definitely say that this year’s lineup brings together an eclectic mix of artists from all over the world. Click […]

Featured Event | Laughing at Ourselves: Jewish Humor and Women

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Not Your Bubbe’s Sisterhood 1-year Anniversary Event Wednesday, June 9th 7:00 PM SIxth & I Historic Synagogue Event is free please RSVP Here Join Michelle Cove, Editor of 614: the HBI ezine, for a night of discussion about Jewish women in comedy. Discuss whether poking fun at our own stereotypes has a deeper impact: Is […]

Profile of Sarah Silverman and Review of “The Bedwetter”

Last Wednesday, as part of Jewish American Heritage Month, the Library of Congress honored Joan Rivers, the late Gilda Radner and other female Jewish comedians through the showing and discussion of “Making Trouble: Three Generations of Funny Jewish Women,” a documentary film produced by the Jewish Women’s Archive. One wonders what these women would think […]