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.
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Our beloved Beyond Bubbie’s Kitchen turns 10 this year! There have been some amazing memories (and dishes!) along the way.
11/16/2017 Top Pick
On Nov. 4, Jewish Arts Collaborative hosted The Break: A Shabbat Experience at Brooklyn Boulders, where attendees climbed, meditated and decompressed.
11/15/2016 Top Pick
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.
If you want to venture into the contemporary remix of the classics, Beyond Bubbie’s Kitchen on March 1 is the place to be. The annual event has become Boston’s...
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...
Despite the pigskin being the ultimate in treif, the 49th annual Super Bowl wouldn’t be the same without some key Jewish contributions.
1/23/2015 Top Pick
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.
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.
What would it look like to interact with a life-sized menorah, one with light and sound, controllable like video games?
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...
It’s been a big week for film in Boston, with the Boston Jewish Film Festival running until Nov. 17. I’ve heard good reviews of many films and wanted to...
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...