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Thinking of Spring When It’s 8° Outside

There’s something weird and wonderful in the idea that I am writing about the great things coming this spring while wishing I could wear gloves while I type. Today, with the temperature in single digits, lets find some warmth in all the cool things JArts is bringing this spring. You can find complete details at …

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Hanukkah 2017: Meet our Partners, Part 3

With just a week to go before our MFA Hanukkah Celebration, we asked some of our event partners to share some thoughts and stories about their relationship with the holiday. Here’s what they had to say:   In 1 sentence, what does “light” meant to you? To me, light is a brightness that can be …

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Hanukkah 2017: Meet our Partners, Part 2

With just a week to go before our MFA Hanukkah Celebration, we asked some of our event partners to share some thoughts and stories about their relationship with the holiday. Here’s what they had to say:   What’s the best Hanukkah present you ever gave or received? In the midst of our second-annual Hanukkah celebration …

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Hanukkah 2017: Meet our Partners, Part 1

With just a week to go before our MFA Hanukkah Celebration, we asked some of our event partners to share some thoughts and stories about their relationship with the holiday. Here’s what they had to say:   What’s your favorite Hanukkah memory? “When I was a really young kid, Hanukkah was the only Jewish festival …

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JArts FY17 Annual Report

Your generosity makes this possible, thank you. In the spirit of Hanukkah, give the gift of art. Make a donation of $18+ and we'll even send a Hanukkah card!
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The Semer Records Project

Vorbei, vorbei, vorbei They’re gone beyond recall A final glance, a last kiss And then it’s all over They’re gone beyond recall A final word, a last farewell Vorbei Performed by Dora Gerson, German cabaret and film star who was killed at  Auschwitz Imagine if all the music that surrounds you – all of it, …

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A New Year: Looking Back and Looking Ahead

A New Year: Looking Back and Looking Ahead Julia Vogl It was wonderful to be back in Boston for a brief stint to reconnect with the landscape, the community and the history. Pathways to Freedom is as much a process as it is a final outcome, and my three days here threw me into the …

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Jewish Theatre Alliance Conference Events Open To The Public

  SUNDAY, Oct. 22 Time: 8:00 p.m. Location: Temple Beth Zion, 1566 Beacon St., Brookline Price: $18 for non-conference attendee at door ROY HOROVITZ “MY FIRST SONY”An Israeli production by Solo Performer Roy Horovitz Yotam, an eleven year old child, obsessed with documentation, records everything in his children’s tape recorder, “My First Sony”. He follows …

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The Ball Shem Tov’s Occasional Guide To Jewish Life: Shemini Atzeret

Our resident expert (??) on Jewish life, ritual and smoked meat is our Communications Director Jim Ball (aka The Ball Shem Tov), who will occasionally answer questions and give advice to our readers. (Full disclosure: he does not have rabbinic smichah, but he has read a lot of books).   Confused about the Jewish holiday …

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Food, Flirting, and Filming – How JArts™ Met the Brass Sisters

Food, Flirting, and Filming – How JArts™ Met the Brass Sisters By Laura Mandel Just over a year ago, we received an email from producer Bruce Seidel, introducing us to the Brass sisters, Marilyn and Sheila Brass. We were immediately intrigued by these adorable local sisters of cookbook fame, and figured we ought to meet …

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