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BY JOSEFIN DOLSTEN (JTA) — How was this night different from other nights? We have the same kind of dinner as Jewish celebrities. Like the rest of us, some of Hollywood’s...

Mayim Bialik Gives Chizuk to Pittsburgh Community

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Mayim Bialik made a “pilgrimage” to Pittsburgh to support the Pennsylvania city’s Jewish community, she said on her Grok Nation website. The popular Jewish actress recalled how...

Notable Jewish Emmy Nominations for 2020

BY EMILY BURACK (JTA) —  Though much about the 2020 Emmy Awards ceremony is not yet known, one thing is clear: Jewish TV stars are well positioned to clean up. Dozens of...
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