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September 2018

September 23rd @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

SOLD OUT – Walk & Eat Tour of Chelsea

Katz Bagel Bakery

Part 1 of the Kitchen Exploration Series: By the 1920’s, Chelsea was known as “Little Jerusalem;” in the 1930’s, Chelsea’s population peaked at 44,000, with Jewish people making up nearly half of the population. Explore this history during a two-hour walking tour with Dr. Ellen Rovner, a Boston University cultural anthropologist (whose family goes back 4 generations in Chelsea). Beginning tour location will be announced one week to 5 days before tour date. TICKETS $20, limited to 20 people   About…

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September 27th, 2018 - December 31st, 2018

To the Letter Art Exhibition

The Gallery at Mayyim Hayyim

JArts and the Gallery@Mayyim Hayyim share a passion for presenting high quality art that inspires. This fall, we launch our new collaboration with a thought-provoking exhibition. To the Letter: Aleph - Z On display September 27 to December 31 Works by Ariel Burger & Matthew Carter The people of the book are also the people of the alphabets. From the very first scroll, Hebrew letters have been a source of scholarship, debate, and creativity. Roman letters have given shape to…

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October 2018

October 4th @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

WAIT LIST – WBUR On Tap: Jewish Cuisine

WBUR

WBUR on Tap: Boston's Jewish Cuisine Part 2 of the Kitchen Exploration Series: Join WBUR reporter Shira Springer, Mamaleh's co-owner Rachel Miller Munzer, Boston University’s Met College Gastronomy Program Director Megan Elias, and JArts Executive Director Laura Mandel to explore the complex and delicious history of Jewish food in Boston. We will discuss Boston's Jewish markets and restaurants, explore local interpretations of contemporary Jewish food, and bring attention to the history of communities in transition. Food will be provided by…

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October 7th @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Opening Reception: To the Letter

The Gallery at Mayyim Hayyim

  Opening Reception: Sunday, October 7, 3:00-5:00 pm Join the artists and Mayyim Hayyim founder, author Anita Diamant, for a conversation about the work and how the pieces complement one another. Wine and cheese will be served. To the Letter: Aleph - Z Works by Ariel Burger & Matthew Carter JArts and the Gallery@Mayyim Hayyim share a passion for presenting high quality art that inspires. This fall, we launch our new collaboration with a thought-provoking exhibition, running from September 27…

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October 10th @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Woody Guthrie’s Holy Ground

The Center for the Arts in Natick

Who could ever imagine that the boxcar-riding Oklahoma folksinger, Woody Guthrie, would find inspiration from his progressive Yiddish poet mother-in-law, Aliza Greenblatt? Join Woody’s daughter, Nora Guthrie, as she shares photographs, writings, and artwork that illuminate their personal and creative relationship. Lorin Sklamberg, lead singer of the Grammy-award winning Klezmatics, will perform Yiddish and English songs with lyrics written by both Guthrie and Greenblatt.   TICKETS Premium Reserved Seats: $36 before Oct 1/ $42 from Oct 1 Choice Reserved Seats: $30…

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October 26th - October 27th

Arts Matter Shabbat, October 26 and 27

Various Venues in the Greater Boston Area

ARTS MATTER SHABBAT - Friday, October 26 & Saturday, October 27 Various Locations Show your love for the arts during our annual Arts Matter Shabbat, part of the 5th annual #ArtsMatterDay. Presented in partnership with MASSCreative, the Massachusetts state-wide advocate for the arts. Find inspiration at any of these creative opportunities presented by synagogues and communities across the region. Friday, October 26 Boston Temple Israel, 6:00 PM Studio Shabbat: Art as Prayer Brookline Congregation Mishkan Tefila, 6:00 PM Klezmer Kabbalat…

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November 2018

November 1st @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A Night with Hanoch Piven

General Assembly

Young adults (age 22-36) - join Israeli artist Hanoch Piven for a night of exploration and creativity! Piven is known for his whimsical portraits made of household objects, and we’ll explore Jewish themes and Israeli culture while making our very own “junk” collages. Hearty apps, beer, and wine provided. Dietary laws will be observed. JArts is proud to be part of this evening, along with CJP’s Israel360 and the Consulate General of Israel to New England. Additional support from Temple…

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November 4th @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Chicken Souper Bowl

Congregation Mishkan Tefila

10 of Boston’s favorite chefs showcase creative versions of Kosher chicken soup. In partnership with Mishkan Tefila. TICKETS Adults: $36 before Oct 1 (includes keepsake mug, all you can eat soup, and wine) / $40 from Oct 1 Kids 12 and under: $10 before Oct 1 (includes a mug) / $12 from Oct 1 What says Fall more than delicious, hot chicken soup? Join us for a kosher sampling of both classic and innovative Jewish penicillin crafted by 10 top…

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November 16th @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Yiddish Music Shabbat Dinner

Jewish Heritage Center @ NEHGS, Boston

TICKETS General Admission: $50 before Oct 1 / $55 from Oct 1 Enjoy an intimate Shabbat dinner and conversation about the rich musical archives in the Center’s collection including papers from violinist Percy Brand and singer/playwright Mary Wolfman Epstein. We’ll then enjoy a few classic Yiddish songs by Cantor and Yiddish lover, Elana Rozenfeld. A kosher-style Mediterranean fish meal is included.   https://youtu.be/5-s6c_gmQmU

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December 2018

December 5th @ 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

5th Annual Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Don’t miss Boston’s most vibrant Hanukkah happening! Feel the energy as the MFA comes alive with music, art, crafts, and storytelling at this free night of fun for all ages. Dance to Jim Guttmann’s big band, Bessarabian Breakdown (with klezmer dance lessons), enjoy the Voice of the Turtle Duo’s timeless versions of ancient Sephardic folk songs, experience Yiddish infused opera performances by Anthony Mordechai Zvi Russell, and hear stories by local  Moth storytelling champion Rabbi Dan Judson. Enjoy art making throughout…

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January 2019

January 28th, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

North End Kreplach and Ravioli Making

The Kitchen at Boston Public Market

  Part 3 of the Kitchen Exploration Series: Dig in and crimp kreplach with chefs Jim Solomon (formerly of The Fireplace) and Avery Perry (Art of Pasta) at this hands-on workshop. Learn to make kreplach and ravioli, the traditional filled dumplings of the Jewish and Italian families who were neighbors in the old North End. Explore the neighborhood’s history with North End tour guide Simona Gilman and hear from Inna Khitrik about her journey to becoming the Boston Public Market's…

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