About Maya Wainhaus

Maya Wainhaus is a writer, painter, Yankees fan and movie-musical enthusiast living in Brooklyn. She also writes a blog about tetris called Girls Play Tetris.

Bush Shakes His Groove Thang in Africa

By February 22, 2008

Using the international language of dance to woo allies in Africa, President Bush is enacting a new strategy in order to help heal America’s wounded reputation abroad. Watch as our Commander-in-Chief shakes it at a political gathering yesterday with Liberian … Read More

Hump Day Art: The Colorful World of Maira Kalman

By February 20, 2008

Congratulations! You’ve managed to get through the first 2.5 weekdays. To help you get through the second half of your week, Jewcy is happy to present you with Hump Day Art. Think of it as an opportunity to devote your … Read More

Mac’s Latest Musical Success Story: Israeli Yael Naim

By February 7, 2008

It’s astonishing to think a 30 second commercial could lead to a song and an album becoming the most popular on iTunes, but that’s what’s happened to French-Israeli musician Yael Naim, whose single “New Soul” is featured in the new … Read More

Hump Day Art: Peace Through Graffiti?

By February 6, 2008

Congratulations! You’ve managed to get through the first 2.5 weekdays. To help you get through the second half of your week, Jewcy is happy to present you with Hump Day Art. Think of it as an opportunity to devote your … Read More

Saying “I Jew”: DIY Weddings

By February 6, 2008

While your taste has probably evolved beyond a veil made of a pillowcase and dandelions, the DIY spirit of childhood can still apply to a grown-up wedding. Here are some tips for the crafty brides (and grooms) out there: From … Read More

Yentas United Against Intermarriage

By February 1, 2008

Ronna and Beverly are loud, opinionated, and wear too much lipstick. Watch as they harass an innocent bookstore employee while publicizing their new book for Jewish singles, "You'll Do a Little Better Next Time." Yes, these yentas are fictional (yet … Read More

Hump Day Art: Sand in the Holy Land

By January 30, 2008

Congratulations! You’ve managed to get through the first 2.5 weekdays. To help you get through the second half of your week, Jewcy is happy to present you with Hump Day Art. Think of it as an opportunity to devote your … Read More

Should Old Synagogues Be Reincarnated?

By January 28, 2008

All over New York City, churches that were once synagogues still have hints of their Jewish pasts, from stained glass windows depicting scenes from the Torah, to Stars of David carved into wooden pews.  But while these churches once gave … Read More