FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS ____________ _________________  SHOWS ~ Guests ~ Information 2006-2008 ___________ LINDA  TOBOROWSKY Radio Host Freelance Writer _______________ ROY M. STEINBERG~ Artist/ Gallery _____________ KATHRYN JOHNSON GLASER~ Educator ~ Docent ~ Co-Host _____________ KENNETH HARI ~ International Portraitist _____________ DR. HADASSAH GUTTMANN Pianist ~ Educator ___________ Junior Announcer DANIEL BURBANK _________________ Photos Page 1 - 2006 -2007 ___________________ Photos Page 2 - 2006 -2007 _____________ NINA HAND - Performer - Executive Director _____________ BOB YUROCHKO~ Musician ~ Author ~ Artist ______________ DR. THEODORE K. SCHLOSBERG ~ NJ Workshop on the Arts ______________ DR. ANITA O. SOLOMON Clinical Psychologist ~ Musician _____________ ANGELO ORLANDO, Jr. Edison Art Society ______________ LINDA VONDERSCHMIDT-LaSTELLA _____________ BARBARA GOOD - Pianist~ Soloist MyLifeTime Book ____________ RUSS McCUBBIN ACTOR - STUNTMAN ______________ NOELLE COMPINSKY TINTURIN~ Pianist ____________ A TRIBUTE to the BEATLES _____________  MARK TRAUTMAN Conductor ~ NBCO _____________ REBECCA SCOTT - Conductor- Cantabile Chamber Chorale ______________ EVA ETZIONI-HALEVY, Ph.D. Biblical Novelist _____________ The VILLAGER'S THEATRE _____________ ZITA GEOFFROY HEINZ ~ Actor _____________ HEALING THROUGH CREATIVITY _____________ DR. BERNARD ROSE ` Musician - Educator _____________ MARVIN CHEITEN, Ph.D Playwright ~ Director _____________ THE REDDING BROTHERS ~ Musicians ~ Composers _____________ BARRON ARTS CENTER --CYNTHIA KNIGHT Director ______________ LIKE-MINDED ENTERTAINMENT~ Film Makers ______________ LARRY McCULLOUGH, Ph.D. Playwright ` Musician ~ Educator ______________ ROIA RAFIEYAN~ Singer ~ Musician ~ Composer ~ Music Therapist ______________ A Tribute to MARCEL MARCEAU _____________ STEPHEN H. FOREMAN - Screenwriter- Author ___________ THORNEY LIEBERMAN~ Photographer ___________ DEBBIE HILL - Photojournalist ____________ JULIA SADD Journalist - Lyricist - Author ____________ CINDY BOGGS- Author - Instructor - Speaker ____________ BRUCE K. HALEY, Jr --Photographer _______________ AILA ACCAD Speaker ~ Author _____________ Bobby Gonzalez Storyteller ____________ Middlesex County Cultural & Heritage Commission ___________ LEO KRAFT Composer ~ Theorist ~ Pedagogue ____________ GARY JAMES Poet - Author - Speaker ___________ Dr. MARTIN HALPERN Playwright ~ Poet ~ Composer ~ Educator ___________ BLENKO GLASS COMPANY ___________ RUTH KIRK - Author Childrens' Books ____________ POETS WEDNESDAY Edie Eustice ~ Deborah LaVeglia ____________ GRANT COOPER ~ Conductor - WVa Symphony ___________ Katelyn Dawn - Composer - Singer - Musician ___________ Gary Cohen Producing Director MIDDLESEX COUNTY'S Plays-In-The-Park ______________ PHIL PEPE Sports Writer ~ Author _____________ ROBERT CUCCIOLI Actor ` Singer ` Director Stage & Television ___________ LARRY GROCE - Singer ~ Composer ~ Executive Director of FESTIVALL~ 'When A City Becomes A Work of Art' ____________ EAST BRUNSWICK LIBRARY - A 21st Century Community Center ____________ Andy Rothstein Guitarist ~ Songwriter ~ Composer ____________


Professor Emeritus of Sociology

Biblical Novelist 

Eva Etzioni-Halevy

The Song of Hannah

The Garden of Ruth

Eva Etzioni-Halevy's third novel on women in the Bible,  entitled 'THE TRIUMPH OF DEBORAH,' will be available at the end of February 2008. Eva is planning a book-tour to the United States, east coast to discuss her latest and previous novels. Her tour is scheduled from March through the beginning of April 2008. For more information on the tour, contact her at: ehzioe@mail.biu.ac

Website:    www.evaetzionihalevy.com/



'Song of Hannah," and "Garden of Ruth," are so very well written and interwoven that once a person begins reading, it's difficult to part with the book until the last page is turned. I love the way Eva brings Biblical personalities to life while interrelating each personal story. I'm fascinated with how she constructs the ancient vernacular, individual voices, and specific components of Judiasm into modern understanding without loosing the rhythm of ancient language. This is so well done that people in other cultures can comprehend the way of life thousands of years ago. Moreover she brings to life the spiritural, psychological, and sociological essence of a woman in ancient times.  

      There's always a mystery at the end of each chapter. And so, we 'stay tuned' to find out what happened or will happen into the following chapter as the 'other woman' speaks. 
     Eva is a gift to others and has been given the gift of insight which she shares with the world through her knowledge and writing. I greatly appreciate her work.
Linda Toborowsky / Festival of the Arts


2007 Book Tour Schedule

Monday, May 21st  7:00 PM

Nashim Group Temple Shaaray Tefila, NYC

Contact: Susan Natale SGNATALE@aol.com

Tuesday, May 22nd

Tikun Leil Shavuoth, Congreg. Agudath Israel, Caldwell, NJ

Contact: Randi Brokman rbrokman@agudath.org

Thursday, May 24th  8:00 PM 

Temple Shalom, Succasuna, Western Morris County, NJ

Contact: Devorah Smith Hineni77@aol.com

Tuesday, May 29th Annual Book Luncheon

Sisterhood of the Flatbush & Shaare Torah Jewish Center in Brooklyn

Contact: Carol Sue Wolintz        CSWOLINTZ@aol.com

Wednesday, May 30th 7:15 PM Temple Sinai in Cinnaminson, NJ

Contact: Becky Siman rmsiman@comcat.net

Thursday, May 31st  7:30 PM 

Shaarei Tikvah /Scarsdale, N.Y.  

Contact: Ellen Lewis ercdew@aol.com

Wednesday, June 6th

Sisterhood Temple Beth Miriam  Elberon, NJ      

Contact: Lori Goldstein  lgoldstein2@comcast.net