Laura Conrad Mandel is a crafty girl enamored by all things art. As executive director of the Jewish Arts Collaborative, Laura enjoys planning creative and imaginative Jewishly-inspired events that span food, art, music, film, crafting and more. She wrote Muse & Schmooze, JewishBoston’s weekly arts and culture column, from its inception in 2014 until 2015.
If you don't have the space in your life for a sukkah, here are some meaningful and creative ways to celebrate the Jewish harvest festival.
Valentine’s Day may not exactly come from a Jewish place, but it’s a great all-American excuse to celebrate those we love. Here are three Jewishly-inspired ways to show your...
You may not yet be familiar with the name Janet Echelman, but the world is already familiar with her intricate environments, created by gorgeous, oversized fishing net-inspired art installations....
Despite the pigskin being the ultimate in treif, the 49th annual Super Bowl wouldn’t be the same without some key Jewish contributions.
From winners to nominees and even those not in the running, here are my picks for Jewishly-inspired TV and films to curl up with on the couch right now.
The food-loving planning committee members of New Center NOW’s Beyond Bubbie’s Kitchen, aka the top Jewish food-tasting event in Boston, made a list of their own 18 favorite restaurants...
Hanukkah is here! Are you in a celebratory mood? Aside from Christmas, here are a few other December holidays you can indulge in to keep the holiday spirit going.
Looking to add a new tradition or a little flair to this longstanding celebration and candle-lighting? Here are a few creative ideas.
Harkening back to my ancestors in Eastern Europe, my family in Israel and friends around the world, here are a few ways American Jews can revel in the luxuries...
The off-Broadway hit “Bad Jews” has made quite a splash at the SpeakEasy Stage Company in Boston over the last few weeks. Here are my picks for other theatrical...
While Halloween may not exactly be a Jewish holiday, it’s still a fun holiday to get creative and spend time with friends and family. (And really, what’s more Jewish...
I love knishes—they’re probably at the top of my Jewish food list. My passion for these handheld delights and first-hand research has led me to create this list of...
I loved Sukkot as a kid—and not just because we ate under the stars for a week! I loved the holiday because it spoke to my craftiness.
This talented brewer is the owner of the brand-new Boston Homebrew Supply in Brookline’s Coolidge Corner and a nice Jewish boy to boot, raising 4-year-old twins David and Noah...
From Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur to Sukkot, we sure spend a lot of time in the fall reflecting on the past, present and future! Another thing we spend...