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5 Light-Hearted Jewish Headlines to Read This Week

5 Light-Hearted Jewish Headlines to Read This Week

Jewish stage actor Ben Platt holds his Tony Award on stage during his acceptance speech after winning for Dear Evan Hansen

Last week's news headlines post was so popular that we're back with another round! Comment below to let us know what light-hearted, Jewishly themed news stories you're enjoying this week.

  1. USA Today made a bold claim when it declared that "Montreal has the best Jewish food scene on Earth." Do you agree? Editor Brad Cohen shares some of the best spots to eat (and what to order!) in the Jewish food capital of Canada.
  2. The Tony Awards took place on Sunday night, but this story from The Forward is still relevant, sharing seven stage productions with Jewish connections and themes. Have you seen them all yet? (Psst, a little bit of post-award-show FYI: Dear Evan Hansen won big!)
  3. Tune into the best of Jewish TV this summer by first running through this piece from the Jewish Journal, "The Jewish show, stars, and themes of summer TV." Is it missing any of your favorites? Let us know so we can keep adding to our to-watch list.
  4. Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman made it onto last week's list, too. Is she the most famous Jewish athlete in the world? ESPN says so: Raisman is the only Jewish athlete included on its list of 2017's most famous athletes worldwide. (She's also one of only eight women on the list. Ouch.)
  5. The NBA Finals ended last night with a Golden State Warriors win, but the Atlanta Jewish News says we can learn a lot from Coach Josh Pastner of Georgia Tech. They round up lessons for life and success from the school's head men's basketball coach, who happens to be a Member of the Tribe.

Share your favorite Jewish stories in the comments below - and happy reading! 

Kate Bigam is the social media and community manager for the Union for Reform Judaism, serving as a content manager and editor for She is a proud alumna of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism’s Eisendrath Legislative Assistant fellowship and also served as the RAC's press secretary. A native Ohioan, Kate grew up at Temple Beth Shalom in Hudson, OH, and holds a degree in magazine journalism from Kent State University. She and her fiancé live in Cleveland.

Kate Bigam

Published: 6/13/2017

Categories: Jewish Life, Arts & Culture
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