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August 2016
August 30th @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

JArts+ Japanese klezmer + Irish bar = Jinta-La-Mvta

The Burren

A Japanese klezmer band, a Jewish arts organization, and an Irish bar…what a combination. Great music, food and fun are on tap as the Jewish Arts Collaborative and the Burren Backroom Series present Jinta La MVTA. Expect to hear anything from traditional Yiddish tunes like Papirosn to Frank Zappa's Peaches en Regalia. Not to be missed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3DcGPEyEUI Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door For dinner reservations call (617) 776-6896      

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August 31st @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Jinta-La-Mvta: Japanese Klezmer Free Lunchtime Concert


Join Japanese klezmer band Jinta-la-Mvta and the Jewish Arts Collaborative for a FREE lunchtime concert on the Rose Kennedy Greenway! Expect to hear anything from traditional Yiddish tunes like Papirosn to Frank Zappa’s Peaches en Regalia. Bring a picnic or grab lunch from one of the many food trucks in Dewey Square right by South Station, then get ready for great music and fun. Family friendly and open to all. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3DcGPEyEUI

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September 2016
September 8th @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Here I Am: An Evening With Author Jonathan Safran Foer

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

Celebrate the publication of Here I Am, acclaimed author Jonathan Safran Foer’s first novel in 11 years with a reading and conversation. The novel tells the story of a troubled Jewish family being visited by Israeli relatives, while the Middle East is devastated by an earthquake and Israel is invaded. Foer is best known for his novels Everything Is Illuminated (2002), Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2005), and for his non-fiction work Eating Animals (2009). Ticket, including copy of Here I…

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September 13th @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Make Your Own: Ceramic Honey Pot

Potters Shop and School, Needham

Design a piece of Judaica that any apple slice would be proud to be dipped in. No experience is necessary as potter Aisling Colliery teaches us pinch pot techniques using colored skins and clay etching. Pots will be fired in time for Rosh Hashanah. Limited space, suitable for children 10+ with an adult. Price includes all supplies and firing for one pinch pot.

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September 23rd @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Shabbat and Schmooze! Hebrew Letter Jewelry Making

Leventhal-Sidman JCC

Spend the morning with PJ Library and JArts with interactive games for the kids, and coffee and converstaion and for the adults. Laura Mandel will teach us how to make a special custom piece of jewelry using Hebrew letter metal stamps and wire. We end the morning with  Shabbat singing, challah, and grape juice for all. For young children up to 3 years old. Suggested donation: $10. Register to be entered to win a Starbucks Gift Card. For more information,…

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September 30th @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Friday Night Lights #1: Big Bang Bereisheet

Israeli American Council, Newton Center

Join us for a delightful dinner and delicious conversation in the first of three family-style Shabbat meals planned for the Fall. Just in time for Rosh Hashanah – the birthday of the world according to Jewish thought – we’ll have a fascinating conversation about science and faith with MIT’s Dr. Jeff Hoffman and Rabbi Leslie Gordon. Dr. Hoffman became NASA’s first Jewish astronaut, who in five missions logged more than 1,211 hours in space, and was the first person to…

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September 30th @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

SAVE $20: Friday Night Lights Shabbat Dinners

Israeli American Council, Newton Center

Save when you purchase a series ticket to all three Shabbat dinners. All are held at 1320 Centre St. Suite 301, Newton Center and include wine, challah, and a multi-course buffet. Big Bang Bereisheet, September 30: A chance to explore creation in science and faith with astronaut Dr. Jeff Hoffman and Rabbi Lesley Gordon. Catskills Memories, October 28: A look at a fascinating photography project by artist Marisa Scheinfeld. Music for Peace, November 18: How cellist Pablo Casal's exile led…

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October 2016
October 20th @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Harvest to Table: A Pop-Up Sukkot Celebration

Branch Line, Watertown

Join JArts, Kitchen Kibitz, and Ganei Beantown in a delicious celebration of the fall harvest. Created by Chef Ivan of Branch Line, we'll experience Sukkot through a three-course meal: salad with etrog dressing, family style herb roast chicken, roast cauliflower, seasonal vegetables, harvest punch, and more. Rabbi Elan Babchuck of Clal-The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership will share insight into the holiday as we dine on the patio (à la sukkah), savor the seasonal bounty, and explore the…

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October 22nd @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Mel Brooks: Back in the Saddle

Citi Wang Theatre, Boston

Mel Brooks will take the Wang Theatre stage to provide an exclusive, inside look at his storied career and the making of the legendary movie Blazing Saddles. This outrageous masterpiece, considered one of the top comedy films of all time, will be presented on the big screen followed by a conversation and audience Q&A with Mel Brooks himself. JArts thanks the Citi Performing Arts Center for inviting us to be a part of this unique event.

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October 28th @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Once on November 13th, 2016,
and Once on October 28th, 2016

SAVE with an Inspiring Art Ticket Package


Save over 10% when you purchase our special Inspiring Art series ticket. This includes one ticket for each of the following art talks (and dinner on October 28): Catskills Memories with photographer Marisa Scheinfeld, a JArts Shabbat dinner, October 28, 6:30 pm Louise Nevelson: Light and Shadow with biographer Laurie Wilson, November 15, 2:00 pm The 613: Painting a Path to Understanding Mitzvot with artist Archie Rand, November 29, 7:30 pm  

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October 28th @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Friday Night Lights #2: Catskills Memories with Photographer Marisa Scheinfeld

Israeli American Council, Newton Center

Born in Brooklyn but raised in the Catskills, photographer Marisa Scheinfeld’s latest project, The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America’s Jewish Vacationland chronicles the region. This exceptional portfolio of photographs captures these legendary resorts in their current condition and includes commentary from such Catskills stars as Mel Brooks, Freddie Roman, and Larry King. Through slides and stories, Marisa will share the personal inspiration and impact of this project. Bring your Catskills stories to share, too, and enjoy a smorgasbord…

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November 2016
November 10th @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Gary Lucas’ Fleischerei: A Musical Tribute To Max Fleischer

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtD49ahuVlQ&list=PLK5WO6mjvC22YRdniIe7oTyXy0aXWjIHr Watch 35mm prints of original Max Fleischer cartoons (Betty Boop, Koko the Clown and Popeye) with live music by guitar wizard Gary Lucas and vocalist Tamar Korn. Q&A follows with the musicians about this project and Fletcher's contribution to animation, humor, and music. Co-presented with the Boston Jewish Film Festival. Tickets for this event go on sale September 26: in person, at the Coolidge Corner Theatre Box Office or online at BJFF.org

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November 13th @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Louise Nevelson: Light and Shadow – A Conversation with Laurie Wilson

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Temple Israel, Boston

How does a Yiddish-speaking young girl in Maine become one of the most important artists of the 20th century? Learn the incredible story of Louise Nevelson’s life, inspirations, and impact on the art world with art historian and psychoanalyst Laurie Wilson, who conducted hours of interviews with Nevelson and her circle. The event includes an exploration of Nevelson’s Sky Covenant sculpture at the entrance of Temple Israel, one of only three public Nevelson works in Massachusetts. Ticket only: $15 Ticket,…

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November 18th @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Photography of Adi Nes

Downtown Boston

Adi Nes is one of the most important Israeli contemporary photographers. His work explores complex issues of Israeli identity, ethnicity, and masculinity. Intimate and special downtown luncheon for photography and art collectors. Interested? Call/e-mail Sunny Stich: 617.531.4610, sunnys (at) jartsboston.org Address provided upon RSVP

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November 18th @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Friday Night Lights #3: La Musica Por La Paz (Music for Peace)

Israeli American Council, Newton Center

Considered one of the greatest cellists in history, Pablo Casals (1876-1973) was a lifelong advocate for human rights. When the fascist Franco came to power in Spain, Casals went into exile and declared that he would not play music during Franco's rule. In exile, Casals deveolped a fascinating relationship with the Jewish community and Israel. Visiting Harvard scholar Pedro Reina Pérez, an award-winning historian, will share his deep interest in Casals’ relationship with the Jewish community. Adding to the evening,…

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November 29th @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The 613: Painting a Path to Understanding Mitzvot

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Temple Emanuel, Newton

“The painter Archie Rand likes to work big,” said the New York Times. “He tackles big themes. But nothing prepared the art world for 'The 613,' his series of 613 paintings, one for each Jewish commandment.” As Rand states, “There are Hasidic stories of children who whistle in synagogue because they don’t know how to pray or of soldiers who can only recite the alphabet knowing that heaven will rearrange their spoken letters into prayers. 'The 613' is one of…

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December 2016
December 14th @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights – Save the Date

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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Don’t miss the 3rd annual community celebration of the Festival of Lights. Explore the MFA and enjoy holiday themed performances with contemporary klezmer by Ezekiel’s Wheels, chamber music by the Niggun Ensemble, and a camp style sing-a-long with cantor and clarinet player Becky Wexler. Craft projects and stories for the whole family, gallery talks, a newly-commissioned virtual reality demonstration, and special dance performances all make this the most cultured and innovative Hanukkah party in town.

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December 20th @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Latkes: A Beyond Bubbie’s Kitchen Pop-Up

Mamaleh’s Delicatessen, Cambridge

Sour cream or apple sauce? Regular or sweet potato? Leeks or carrots? When it comes to latkes, everyone has an opinion. Get your hands dirty as we learn what it takes to attain latke greatness with the chefs of Mamaleh’s Delicatessen, Boston’s newest Jewish deli.

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