These Frum Filmmakers Are Revolutionizing Orthodox Cinema

by Simi Horwitz The Haredi world is generally viewed as an insular patriarchal community that shuns movies. Virtually nobody owns a TV. Still, a fledgling, shadow film industry has been growing quietly for a decade within the confines of this improbable universe. These flicks — dozens of them — are produced, scripted, directed and performed by […]

Banot HaMelech: Video Interview with Robin Garbose

An interview with director Robin Garbose about Kol Neshama’s upcoming play performances in Tzefat for Women & Girls.

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 […]

Radio Interview: Robin Garbose on “Something to Talk About with Randi Wartelsky”

My kids woke up with me at 6 this morning to listen to the radio talk show I was a guest on (it aired 9 EST)… awww! But if you happened to miss it, you can listen here! It’s a pretty engaging discussion! http://www.nachumsegal.com/jm-in-the-am/something-to-talk-about-with-randi-wartelsky/

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 […]

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 […]