Jon Kalish

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"Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish" Makes Big Screen Debut

Friday, January 14, 2011

The film "Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish," which stars first-time actors who left theirclose-knit Chasidic communities in Brooklyn, debuts at the New York Jewish Film Festival on Sunday at Lincoln Center.

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Theater Named After Playwright August Wilson

Monday, October 17, 2005

Last night Broadway's Virginia Theater was named after playwright August Wilson, who passed away two weeks ago at the age of 60. It is the first theater on the Great White Way to be named after an African-American. Jon Kalish reports.

REPORTER: The rededication ceremony included ...


Orthodox Folk

Saturday, May 03, 2003

A 38 year-old orthodox rabbi in upstate Monsey has been performing his original folk-rock compositions in an East Village nightclub. Jon Kalish has a report on the artist know as Rav Shmuel.


On Guard! NY Boasts Great Fencer

Tuesday, April 29, 2003

One of the greatest American fencers, it turns out, is from the New York area. Peter Westbrook won a bronze medal in sabre fencing at the 1984 Olympics in Atlanta. He fenced competitively into his 40's, which is unheard of in the sport. Westbrook is ...


Now Playing: Old Timey Music

Saturday, January 18, 2003

Portland Oregon is the unlikely center of old-timey, jug-band music. The city just wrapped up its the fourth annual Old-Time Music Gathering and the people who came out to out to hear and play early gospel, country, and folk weren’t the nineteen-sixties holdovers you'd expect. Some have blue hair ...

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Urban Fish Farm

Tuesday, July 23, 2002

Inner City Oceans is an aquaculture company started by a scientist and a lawyer in The Bronx. It operates a fish farm in the basement of an industrial building in the South Bronx, just a stone's throw from the East River. The company raisies tilapia, ...


Best Violins in America

Tuesday, April 23, 2002

Sam Zygmontowicz is considered by many to be one of the best violin makers in America. The 45 year-old Brooklyn craftsman makes instruments in a loft off Flatbush Avenue. Jon Kalish visited his workshop and prepared this report.


Orthodox Jews & Organ Transplants

Tuesday, March 26, 2002

When an Orthodox Jewish man in Brooklyn with failing kidneys appealed for a kidney donor in religious newspapers, he got what by all accounts was an extraordinary number of responses, including one that saved his life. Jon Kalish reports.


Fish Out Of Water

Friday, January 12, 2001

Paul Krassner is 68 years old but he doesn't look a day older than 55. He is a rarity among Angelenos in that he doesn't drive an automobile. Never got a license.

Krassner: I'm a walker but I know how to put 50 cents in the ...


Cyber Guide: Comedy World

Monday, October 30, 2000

The technological and business operations for Comedy World are up north in San Francisco but the fledgling network's producers and on-air talent are housed in a kind of trailer park inside a 55,000 square foot warehouse in a section of L.A. known as Marina Del ...


A Fish Out Of Water

Monday, October 23, 2000

If there is any doubt that this town is on another planet, consider this:at a farmer?s market one weekend I saw a man selling mango on a stick. He peels the mango with a knife, slices into the flesh of the fruit so it looks ...


Cyber Segment: Audio Over The Internet

Friday, September 22, 2000

An Orthodox rabbi from Mississippi with a masters degree in library science has been running a web site here called For those who are a little rusty at biblical numerology, 613 is the number of commandments in the Old Testament. is the Jewish ...


A Fish Out of Water

Monday, September 18, 2000



A Fish Out Of Water

Tuesday, September 05, 2000



A Kyak-craze Grows In Brooklyn

Wednesday, August 23, 2000



Fishing In New York Harbor

Tuesday, July 25, 2000



Re-Industrial Revolution

Monday, July 03, 2000

The reindustrialization of Brooklyn as told by reporter Jon Kalish.