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March 2017
March 27th @ 7:30 pm

The First Love Story: Adam, Eve & Us

Author Bruce Feiler and WBUR's Robin Young
Temple Sinai

A conversation with author Bruce Feilerand WBUR's Robin Young This event is part of the Big Ideas series ticket package. Click here for info. Join New York Times columnist and best-selling author (Walking the Bible and Abraham) Bruce Feiler as he shares his travels from the Garden of Eden in Iraq to the Sistine Chapel in Rome, from John Milton’s London to Mae West’s Hollywood, discovering how Adam and Eve should be hailed as exemplars of a healthy, resilient relationship.…

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March 30th @ 8:00 pm

Ethiopian-Israeli Funk with Aveva

Somerville Armory

This event is part of the New World of Jewish Music series ticket package. Click here for info. Aveva is bringing the groove from the Horn of Africa through the urban beat of Tel Aviv. The Aveva AfroSoul Show presents powerful songs in English and Amharic, dealing with society, love, and freedom. Combining traditional Ethiopian instruments, the group, founded by the charismatic singer Aveva Dese, creates a fascinating connection between cultures in Israel and around the world. Discovered on the…

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March 31st @ 6:30 pm

Ethiopian-Israeli Shabbat Dinner with Aveva

Fenway Community Center, Boston

This event is part of the Eat, Drink, & Be Merry series ticket package.Click here for info. A rising star in the Israeli music scene, Aveva will share her story – from her family’s journey from Ethiopia, to her musical adventures across Israel and Europe, including performing with Idan Raichel and competing on Israel’s The Voice. All while we enjoy that magic that happens when Ethiopian and Israeli chefs cook together to create an African-inspired Shabbat dinner.

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April 2017
April 3rd @ 6:30 pm

Gefilteria: Cooking & Conversation

Private home, Fort Point

The buzz about NYC’s Gefilteria continues to build when restaurant owners and The Gefilte Manifesto authors Liz Alpern and Jeffrey Yoskowitz discuss and teach us how to prepare a dinner of reimagined Jewish classics. Dinner will be served, limited to 20 people. Read what the Forward has to say about this cookbook and dynamic duo.

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April 20th @ 7:30 pm

Seth Rudetsky and Judy Kuhn: A Broadway Cabaret

Acclaimed Broadway stars Seth Rudetsky and Judy Kuhn
Center for the Arts in Natick

This event is part of the Simply Classic series ticket package.Click here for info. An evening of song and conversation with two of Broadway’s brightest lights. Seth is a pianist, actor, Playbill columnist, and host on Sirius/XM’s On Broadway. He has played for more than a dozen Broadway shows including Ragtime, Les Misérables, and Phantom of the Opera. Singing the lead in Disney’s Pocahontas and currently starring on Broadway as Golde in Fiddler on the Roof, Judy Kuhn is a…

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April 28th @ 6:30 pm

Public Art Shabbat Dinner with artist Julia Vogl

Israeli American Council, Newton Centre

This event is part of the Eat, Drink, & Be Merry series ticket package.Click here for info. JArts has commissioned internationally-acclaimed, London based artist Julia Vogl to develop a significant public art project in Boston for Passover 2018. Vogl creates thought-provoking social sculpture that is expertly grounded in community involvement, creating her art through intensive, guided discussions with many community stakeholders. Be a part of the creative process as Vogl explores the stories, symbols, and the universal meaning of Passover.…

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May 2017
May 1st @ 7:30 pm

Till We Have Built Jerusalem: A Conversation with Adina Hoffman and Rafi Segal

Hebrew College, Newton Centre

This event is part of the Big Ideas series ticket package. Click here for info. A fascinating conversation of three architects who were instrumental in shaping modern Jerusalem. Author Adina Hoffman (co-author of Sacred Trash, story of the Cairo Geniza) and Israeli architect Rafi Segal discuss the people behind the buildings and the recurring themes of loss, exile, and belonging. TICKETS: Ticket and book: $40 Ticket only: $18

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May 25th @ 12:00 pm

Nikitov (Lunch Concert)

Singer Niki Jacobs of Nikitov
Orchard Cove

This contemporary Dutch klezmer ensemble’s sophisticated European jazz/pop arrangements and musicianship are balanced by singer Niki Jacobs’ loving embrace of her Yiddish roots. The result is hip, sexy, and heartfelt. Ticket price includes lunch. https://youtu.be/7NOXO2QmK3Q

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May 25th @ 7:30 pm

Nikitov (Klezmer at the Burren)

The Burren

This contemporary Danish klezmer ensemble’s sophisticated European jazz/pop arrangements and musicianship are balanced by singer Niki Jacobs’ loving embrace of her Yiddish roots. The result is hip, sexy, and heartfelt. TICKETS: $20 in advance $25 at the door https://youtu.be/7NOXO2QmK3Q

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May 29th @ 3:00 pm

A Day of Remembrance

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Please join us for a free concert at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s Memorial Day Open House in honor of the special exhibition; Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross*. These stunning photographs reveal the struggles and celebrations of everyday life in a community under incomprehensible circumstances. The exhibit both documents the Holocaust and stands as a tribute to perseverance and memory. JArts is proud to continue our collaboration with the MFA as, together, we present a…

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June 2017
June 5th @ 7:30 pm

JArts TheaterWorks: A New Play Reading Series

TBA

Delve into Jewish theater with this new three-part series of play readings, read and directed by theater professionals. Each reading will be followed by a conversation that helps unpack the work and the Jewish story behind it. The first event will be a reading of God’s Honest Truth, by Renee Calarco, directed by DeDe Jacobs-Komisar and featuring Boston theater treasure Annette Miller, the original star of Golda’s Balcony. The final two events of this series will be directed by Barbara…

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June 15th @ 7:30 pm

Martha Graham Cracker: Things Aren’t Always What They Seem

Oberon

This event is part of the New World of Jewish Music series ticket package. Click here for info. Martha Graham Cracker is considered to be Philadelphia’s best cabaret performer. Created by Dito van Reigersberg, Martha is a powerful 6 foot+ cabaret singer, comedian, and entertainer. In obvious need of manscaping, Martha and her band will provide a marvelous and moving evening of song. Martha was a year-long artist-in-residence at the National Jewish Museum and has performed at the Philadelphia Museum…

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