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September 2016
September 30th @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Friday Night Lights #1: Big Bang Bereisheet

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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 male Jewish astronaut, who in five missions logged more than 1,211 hours in space, and was the first person…

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

SAVE $20: Friday Night Lights Shabbat Dinners

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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

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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

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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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SAVE with an Inspiring Art Ticket Package

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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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