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February 2018
February 22nd @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

BBK Pop-Up: Babka Making at Mamaleh’s

Mamaleh’s Delicatessen, Cambridge

**Tickets for this event are SOLD OUT -- If interested, please sign up for waiting list**   Go behind the scenes and learn the secrets to making perfectly layered babka with baking master Rachel Sundet, co-owner of Mamaleh’s Delicatessen. Hands on, space is limited to 16 people.   TICKETS: $25 until January 31 $30 from February 1

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March 2018
March 11th @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Beyond Bubbie’s Kitchen

Back Bay Events Center, Boston

Boston’s premier Jewish food celebration.

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March 15th @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Bint el Funk: Yemenite Israeli Dance Party

Somerville Armory

JArts is excited to bring another break-out Israeli band to the Somerville Armory: led by singer Shiran Karni, Bint el Funk (Daughters of Funk) combines funk and traditional Jewish Yemenite music. The 8 piece band mixes together Afro beats, jazz, psychedelic Turkish music and more to create a tribal party of sounds, rhythms, and colors. The people who brought you A-Wa, AvevA, and Yemen Blues, promise that Bint el Funk will have you on your feet! The evening kicks off…

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March 20th - April 8th

Pathways to Freedom Encounters

A JArts™ Public Art installation by artist Julia Vogl, inspired by the universal themes of the Passover exodus story. *Artist Rendering Acclaimed social sculptor, Julia Vogl, will engage a broad multi-cultural audience from across the city in a community-wide dialogue about freedom and immigration in Boston. Julia’s artwork will reflect 1,500+ conversations she will have in the Greater Boston area, asking people from all backgrounds about their journeys to freedom. Drawing inspiration from these stories, Vogl will create a larger…

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March 23rd @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Pathways to Freedom: Immigration Shabbat Dinner

Woman’s Club of Newton Highlands

(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)               JArts Kabbalat Shabbat Dinners return with this Pathways to Freedom dinner/discussion on immigration with artist Julia Vogl and UMass Boston faculty members Rosalyn Negron (Ethnicity), Vincent Cannato (History), Kenneth Reardon (Public Policy) and Janice Goldman (Leadership).  Share your family’s stories about the pathways they took to reach America as we explore the history of immigration and its impact on communities today. This is an ideal opportunity to participate in the Pathways project.…

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April 2018
April 19th @ 7:30 pm

Yael Deckelbaum & Prayer of the Mothers: The 2nd Annual Michael B. Rukin Memorial Concert

Eleanor Welsh Casey Theatre @ Regis College

CONCERT: Yael Deckelbaum & Prayer of the Mothers Yael Deckelbaum & Prayer Of The Mothers is a new boundary breaking Israeli, multi-cultural women’s ensemble, inspired by the  international Women Wage Peace movement. Yael, founding member  of the legendary trio Habanot Nechama, is an award-winning  Israeli/Canadian singer-songwriter and activist in the mold of Joan Baez. Yael‘s song “Prayer of The Mothers” became the anthem of the  March of Hope – a group of 4,000 Palestinian and Israeli women who  marched through…

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April 25th - May 2nd

Pathways to Freedom Exhibit

Parkman Bandstand @ The Boston Common

Pathways to Freedom is a JArts public art project by internationally-acclaimed social sculptor Julia Vogl that will be installed on the Boston Common.  Inspired by the universal themes of the Passover Exodus  story, the project will engage a broad multi-cultural audience from across the city in a community-wide  dialogue around freedom and immigration. Julia’s artwork will reflect the hundreds of conversations she will have in the Greater Boston area, asking people from all backgrounds about their journeys to freedom.  Drawing…

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May 2018
May 3rd @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Andy Statman: An American Musical Treasure

The Center for the Arts in Natick

Performing traditional Jewish music, bluegrass, and Americana on both mandolin and clarinet, Andy Statman is a master of respecting and innovating musical traditions. In 2012, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded Andy with a National Heritage Fellowship, the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. He has performed and recorded with an incredible range of artists including Itzhak Perlman, David Grisman, Ricky Scaggs, and David Bromberg. Andy will be performing with his trio, Jim Whitney, bass, and…

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May 4th @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Baking with the Brass Sisters: A Multigenerational Afternoon

The Rashi School @ NewBridge on the Charles, Dedham

Come get your hands dirty on a Friday afternoon with the irresistible PBS stars, The Food Flirts! The dynamic and hilarious sisters, Marilynn and Sheila Brass, will teach us some of their favorite treats to bake at home. Hear their stories of growing up in an Orthodox home in Winthrop, make some dough, and bring it home to bake and enjoy for Shabbat. Yummmmmmm. This is a multigenerational event, meant for children ages 3-7 with a parent/grandparent/caregiver/friend, and any adult…

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June 2018
June 12th @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Michael Twitty: In Conversation

Jewish Heritage Center @ NEHGS, Boston

Michael Twitty, award-winning food writer, independent scholar, and culinary historian, describes himself as outside the mainstream and “four time blessed” - “large of body, gay, African American and Jewish.” Going by Kosher/Soul, Michael champions with what he has termed “identity cooking.” Identity cooking isn’t about fusion; rather it is how we construct complex identities that we express through food and taste. Kosher/Soul is about melding the histories, tastes, flavors, and Diasporic wisdom of being Black and being Jewish, and exploring…

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

Michael Twitty – Demo and Dinner

NE-CAT, Boston

Michael Twitty, award-winning food writer, independent scholar, and culinary historian, describes himself as outside the mainstream and “four time blessed” - “large of body, gay, African American and Jewish.” In what he calls ‘Kosher/Soul,’ Michael champions what he has termed “identity cooking.” Identity cooking isn’t about fusion; rather it is how we construct complex identities that we express through food and taste. Kosher/Soul is about melding the histories, tastes, flavors, and Diasporic wisdom of being Black and being Jewish, and…

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