In Good Company

When memoirist Janice Erlbaum was 13, she was elated to attend the bar mitzvah of her secret heartthrob. But when she found herself hanging with the mean girls, things turned less celebratory.

Heart Mitzvah

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‘Blade II’ and Fried Rice

When the writer and performer Janice Erlbaum volunteered to work Christmas Eve at a shelter for homeless teens, the girls confronted her with a hard question: “Why are you here?”

Behind the Music

Janice Erlbaum tells the story of an old Yiddish song and modern-day sex workers

You Be Saved

Janice Erlbaum gets more than a manicure at the nail salon

Blade II and Fried Rice

Christmas Eve for those who have nowhere else to be

Aunt Linda’s a Singer

So why won’t she sing at her daughter’s wedding?

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