Jerusalem Post: Teen Girls to Sing Their Hearts Out in Safed

Teenage girls in Israel who are religiously observant and love the performing arts will now have a summer program tailored to nurture their talent. Robin Garbose, the artistic director of the California-based summer performing arts conservatory for girls, Kol Neshama, will be opening a program in Safed this summer, in the Machon Alte Seminary in […]

The Jewish Home: Rocking the Stage: How Jewish Women are Reimagining Hollywood

by Rachel Wizenfeld ‘Tis the season – for religious women’s performing arts, that is. From musicals to movies, LA’s Hollywood culture has spilled into the observant Jewish world, inspiring several local women to create exceptional opportunities for frum women and girls to practice and showcase their talentsin a rigorous, yet modest and uplifting environment. Coming […]

Yeshiva Atlanta Palette: Yeshiva’s Rising Star

by Shani Weinmann Interview with Carmelle Danneman about the movie she starred in, Operation: Candlelight. How did you come to be in the movie? Was it through an arts program? I have actually known Robin Garbose, orthodox filmmaker and director of Operation: Candlelight, for a few years now. I first met her while viewing A […]

YU Observer Film Talk: Operation Candlelight

by Carmelle Danneman The crew is setting up for the first exterior shot of the school building. The techno-crane is completely extended, and the gaffer is adjusting the lighting. The producer, Leah Gottfried, a senior at Stern, is making sure everything is going according to schedule. Orthodox cinematographer Daron Keet is framing the first shot. […]

The Arty Semite: Is There an Orthodox Film Industry?

By Ezra Glinter Orthodox filmmaker Rama Burshtein is a special case. Not only does she come from a community that frowns on film-watching — never mind film-making — but she has managed to create “Fill the Void,” a movie that has won awards and acclaim around the world. (You can read my recent profile of […]

Yaldah Magazine: Interview with Rivka Siegel

by Yehudis Keller, age 15, NY Hi Rivka! We are so glad for this opportunity to talk to you. Many of us have seen you starring as lead actress in A Light for Greytowers and The Heart that Sings. How does it feel to play such an important role in these movies? To begin with, […]

Jewish Press: Looking for a Few Good Women

by Yedida Wolfe Robin Garbose’s inspiring energy filled Stern College’s Koch auditorium last Monday night as the film producer and founder of Kol Neshama summer camp visited the campus for a screening of her award-winning feature film, “The Heart that Sings”. A panel discussion with Stern students Mimi Farb, Tova Miller and Leah Gottfried, who […]

Photos from “The Heart that Sings” Screening and Panel at Stern

The Stern College Dramatics Society hosted Robin Garbose, the director of The Heart That Sings, for a screening of her film and facilitated a discussion with her and several actresses from the movie (some of whom are Stern students). Photos by Aliza Slepian.

Tablet Magazine: Frum Female Underground Films

by Sarah Trappler Spielman One afternoon this past winter, I waited at a café in Boro Park for Yuta Silverman, an ambitious young filmmaker who lives in the neighborhood. Although I had watched four of her films in one week, I didn’t know what to expect. But when a beautiful red-haired woman entered with a […]

Atlanta Jewish News: “The Heart that Sings” Screens in Atlanta

Orthodox Hollywood director, Robin Garbose, will be speaking this evening  at the second screening of  her most recent film, “The Heart that Sings,” for female audiences.                 The movie musical is about a young holocaust survivor named Miriam, who lives in New York in the 1950s and spends a summer at […]

Chabad.org: Atlanta Jewish Film Festival Engages Female-Only Audiences

by Libby Herz One of the most-widely attended Jewish film festivals in the United States shined a spotlight on the lives of religious women this week, treating all-female audiences to screenings of a uniquely feminine work of art and a chance to get to know the film’s director. With a cast dominated by religious women […]

The Jewish Daily Forward: The Arty Semite

By Sarah Trappler Spielman Orthodox director Robin Garbose is at it again. First she made history four years ago with a red carpet premiere of her movie musical “A Light for Greytowers” in Los Angeles. Modestly clad Orthodox girls and women filled Paramount Studio’s lot at the Sherry Lansing Theater, many attending a movie for […]