Culture Mavens

Hosted by Rabbi Susan Nanus and author and Temple member Tom Teicholz, Culture Mavens is your all-access guide to one-of-a-kind experiences related to Judaism meant to entertain, enlighten, and educate. Stay tuned for a new episode every Friday. 
Culture Mavens
Life is Beautiful

Join our host Tom Teicholz on Thursday, August 20 at 5:00 p.m. for a discussion about the Oscar-winning film "Life is Beautiful" with Andrea Malaguti, Associate Professor of Italian and Film Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. This event is part of the Teicholz Holocaust Remembrance Film Series, presented in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles.

Marquee TV Summer Shorts 2020

Throughout the month of August, Marquee TV presents a curated selection of short films from around the world, focused on dance and music. Co-curated in collaboration with the San Francisco Dance Film Festival and with the participation of the Screen.dance Festival in Scotland.

Syndrome K

Syndrome K tells the little-known story of Italian doctors who hid Jews in a Vatican-affiliated hospital during the Nazi occupation of Rome, telling the Nazis that the patients had the highly contagious “Syndrome K." The documentary features interviews with survivors and their descendants as well as 98-year-old Adriano Ossicini, the last surviving doctor, and Pietro Borromeo, the son of the hospital's head doctor.  

Picked by Our Mavens:

 🌎 Jewish Council for Public Affairs

A compilation of resources across a variety of media -- from curricula to podcasts -- intended to help you educate yourself and your community.

 📚  Los Angeles Review Of Books

Read Tom's Review of Yair Assulin's recently translated book The Drive, available on Amazon

✡️  My Jewish Learning 

A variety of resources for all aspects of Judaism and Jewish life -- from beliefs and practices to food and history.

🎭  Lincoln Center At Home 

Lincoln Center at Home showcases a diverse program of online experiences like daily pop-up classrooms, concerts, and performances by world-class artists.

🎬  ChaiFlix 

Exclusive access to a highly acclaimed library of Jewish and Israeli movies, TV series, and documentaries.

🎨  Arts at AJU 

A Planted Allegory Audio Guide by Artist Jenny Yurshansky is a series of stories about invasive plants deemed as "blacklist."

💻  YIVO Institute for Jewish Research 

Learn about an array of subjects such as Jewish traditions and Yiddish language and literature.