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April 2018
April 25th - May 2nd

Pathways to Freedom Installation

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial on 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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April 26th @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Pathways to Freedom: The Opening Celebration

Gallery NAGA

  Join us for a celebration of Julia Vogl's Pathways to Freedom public art piece! Toast and remarks at 6:45pm followed by a visit to the site.   About Pathways to Freedom: Acclaimed social sculptor, Julia Vogl, will engage a broad multi-cultural audience from across the city in a dialogue about freedom and immigration in Boston. Julia’s artwork will reflect 2,000 conversations she will have in the Greater Boston area, asking people from all backgrounds about their journeys to freedom.…

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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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May 6th @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Israeli Cooking Demos at Celebrate Israel

Flynn Cruiseport Boston

  The Celebrate Israel Festival is the largest Jewish happening in Boston where 3,000 community members will celebrate the State of Israel with food, art, culture and entertainment for all ages! Get a taste of Israeli street food as we celebrate Israel’s 70th! Featuring chefs: Tony Maws, Michael Leviton, Avi Shemtov, and Ilan Barniv   MICHAEL LEVITON, CEO, Region FoodWorks, formerly chef/owner Lumiere and Area Four TONY MAWS, of  Craigie on Main  and   Kirkland Tap and Trotter AVI SHEMTOV, of   Chubby Chickpea,  Simcha pop up ILAN BARNIV, of  Bonapita Here…

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May 6th @ 4:00 pm

The Dybbuk

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

New digital restoration by: The National Center for Jewish Film JArts is proud to partner with The National Center for Jewish Film on a screening of this newly restored Yiddish film great.   Synopsis In this mystical tale of star crossed lovers and supernatural possession, two friends tempt fate by betrothing their unborn children. Years later when the pledge is broken and the couple’s love is thwarted, Channon the young lover (Leon Liebgold, Tevye) turns to the dangerous power of the…

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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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