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February 2019

February 24th @ 5:00 pm - March 2nd @ 10:00 pm

Taste of Israel in Boston

Various Venues in the Greater Boston Area

February 24 - March 2  Israeli chefs, Boston Restaurants Tickets: Not ticketed. Cost is per menu item, order as you wish. Israeli food is so much more than hummus and falafel. The melting pot of diverse cuisines - Moroccan, Yemenite, French, Russian, Iraqi, Ethiopian, and many others – has created the modern Israeli culinary landscape that is so popular today. We are creating Taste of Israel, Boston’s first Israeli restaurant week, as an opportunity for Boston area diners to enjoy…

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March 2019

March 3rd @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Beyond Bubbie’s Kitchen

Back Bay Events Center, Boston

    Tickets: $36 in advance, $42 at the door   Beyond Bubbie’s Kitchen is Boston’s favorite Jewish food event – and it’s celebrating ten years! Enjoy unique and delicious Israeli inspired tastes by 15 of Boston’s favorite restaurants. Music by Two-Shekel Swing. #beyondbubbieskitchen #jewishfood #nosh   Participating chefs include: Area Four, Jeff Pond Bonapita, Ilan Barniv The Chubby Chickpea, Kyle Crusius The Dining Car, David Harnik Galit’s Treats, Galit Grutman Inna’s Kitchen, Inna and Alex Khitrick Juliet, Josh Lewin…

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March 13th @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Salome: Woman of Valor


    Tickets: Reserved seating $25 - 40, sold through Oberon. Innovative, transformative and daring, Salomé: Woman of Valor is the culmination of five years of work by Grammy Award-winning composer/trumpeter Frank London and celebrated poet/performer Adeena Karasick. This “spoken word opera” features live music, poetry, dance and video, that refutes Oscar Wilde’s misogynist and anti-Semitic interpretation of Salome “and recaptures her rightful place in Jewish history as a powerful revolutionary matriarch.” Artist talk back to follow performance. JArts was…

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March 28th @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Gili Yalo and the Anbessa Orchestra

Somerville Armory

Photo by GAYA SAADON Ethiopian Israeli singer Gili Yalo and the Anbessa Orchestra Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door Gili Yalo is one of the most intriguing new artists in Israel’s music scene, singing in Amharic, Hebrew and English. Gili’s music is a unique fusion of his Ethiopian roots with Soul, Funk, Psychedelic and Jazz. A charismatic performer, Israeli21C named Gili one of ‘the seven singers to watch in 2018.’ Come ready for entrancing grooves created by Gili and…

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April 2019

April 1st - April 30th

#JArtsLiberty: Passover Poetry

Various Venues in the Greater Boston Area

Poem Without An End By Yehuda Amichai Inside the brand-new museum there’s an old synagogue. Inside the synagogue is me. Inside me my heart. Inside my heart a museum. Inside the museum a synagogue, inside it me, inside me my heart, inside my heart a museum   Inspired by Passover and National Poetry Month, JArts presents a month-long, freedom-themed public art poetry project. Chosen by a jury of acclaimed poets and teachers, the project is built around the freedom-themed poem,…

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April 6th @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Batsheva Dance Company

Boch Center Shubert Theatre

Tickets: $85, $70, and $50 Telephone sales only at 617.531.4610 Join JArts and the Celebrity Series as Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company, acclaimed and embraced as one of the foremost contemporary dance companies in the world, makes its first and long-overdue appearance in Boston. Presented by The Celebrity Series on both Friday and Saturday. Enjoy their artistry while supporting JArts by purchasing your Saturday evening tickets by phone at 617.531.4610. @batshevadancecompany #israelidance Presented by The Celebrity Series       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7v6tY_u-Mls

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April 8th @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Staged Reading: God of Vengeance

Lyric Stage

The original cast of God of Vengeance at their trial. Image from The Forward. Tickets: Pay what you wish, suggested donation $20 This staged reading of Sholem Asch’s 1906 milestone play God of Vengeance, will be directed by Barbara Grossman as a complement to Indecent, the Tony award-winning play being presented in Boston this Spring. Seen by some as a seminal work of Jewish theatre, and by others as an act of traitorous libel, God of Vengeance inspired Indecent. In Asch’s…

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April 14th @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Robert Pinsky’s PoemJazz Brunch

City Winery – Boston

Tickets: $25 performance only, full menu brunch available. As part of the #JArtsLiberty project, experience the musicality of poetry when former U.S. Poet Laureate, saxophonist, AND #JArtsLiberty juror Robert Pinsky presents his acclaimed PoemJazz program. He will be supported by all-star jazz ensemble featuring Hankus Netsky (keyboards), Stan Stickland (saxophone/flute), Catherine Bent (cello) and Yedidyah Syd Smart (percussion). Ticket price for the performance only. Full brunch menu will be available for purchase. @myduderpinksy #jazz #freedom #JArtsLiberty

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April 29th @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Mike Reiss: Secrets from The Simpsons

WBUR City Space

Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door Harvard University graduate and former president of the Harvard Lampoon, Mike Reiss is a four-time Emmy winning writer for The Simpsons. Mike shares stories about the making of this American classic and the influence of Jewish culture on the show. Discussing everything from "The Simpsons", Judaism and comedy, gay cartoons, and the state of television today, Reiss gives a true insider's account of what it is like working in television today. Followed…

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May 2019

May 5th @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

SOLD OUT Kitchen Explorations: Walk and Nosh Tour of Chelsea

  Tickets: SOLD OUT. First priority was given to members of the waiting list from last season's Walk & Eat Tour of Chelsea. To join the waiting list for the May 5th event, please contact Marissa Kristy at marissak(at)jartsboston.org or 617-531-4610. A spring edition of our sold-out fall walking tour of Chelsea, once considered “Little Jerusalem” with Dr. Ellen Rovner, a Boston University cultural anthropologist (whose family goes back 4 generations in Chelsea). Limited to 20 people. About the Kitchen…

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May 16th @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Bernstein Reimagined

Berklee Performance Center

Leonard Bernstein by Paul de Hueck, Courtesy of the Leonard Bernstein Office The 3rd Annual Michael B. Rukin Memorial Concert at Berklee Performance Center Reserved seats at $125 reception & premium seat* / $60 / $50 / $40 / $25 Tickets sold through Berklee Performance Center. An evening of unexpected pairings of Bernstein music and superb, creative musicians. Imagine a bluegrass version of Officer Krupke, or a tap dance to the Brass Quintet. Hosted by Broadway musical director and radio…

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May 19th @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Israeli Chef Alon Shaya in Conversation

WBUR City Space

  Israeli Chef Alon Shaya in Conversation with Sheryl Julian City Space Tickets: $20. Available through WBUR. Join renowned New Orleans-based Israeli Chef Alon Shaya in conversation with former Boston Globe food editor, Sheryl Julian, as they discuss his recently released first cookbook, Shaya: An Odyssey of Food, My Journey Back to Israel. In 2015, Shaya won the James Beard Award for Best Chef: South and in 2016, his modern Israeli restaurant, Shaya, won the Beard Award for Best New…

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May 30th @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

CANCELLED – Kitchen Explorations: North of the City

Fenway Community Center, Boston

PBS’s the Food Flirts (the Brass Sisters) THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. We hope to reschedule it to a future JArts Season.       Kitchen Explorations: Malden, Revere & Winthrop, Then & Now with PBS's the Food Flirts Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Limited to 45 people. Originally part of the City of Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop became independent communities in 1851, just at the first wave of European Jewish immigrants were settling the area. Discover…

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June 2019

June 5th @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Gallery @ Mayyim Hayyim: Spring Opening

The Gallery at Mayyim Hayyim

  JArts and the Gallery@Mayyim Hayyim share a passion for presenting high quality art that inspires. This spring, we continue our collaboration with an exhibition of Prints by Rhoda Rosenberg and Multimedia Works by Caron Tabb. Work by Rhoda Rosenberg   Work by Caron Tabb   ‘I find beauty in everything around me, anything from tire tracks to tree bark. It is all art to me.’ -  Caron Tabb

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June 13th @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Kitchen Explorations: How Brookline Became Jewish

Congregation Kehillath Israel, Brookline

With Dr. Ellen Smith, Dr. Jonathan Sarna, and Dr. Shuly Rubin Schwartz Tickets: Pay what you wish, suggested donation $20 A fascinating conversation about the restaurants and delis that shaped Jewish Brookline with The Jews of Boston co-authors Dr. Jonathan Sarna and Dr. Ellen Smith and Dr. Shuly Rubin Schwartz, grand-daughter of the family behind the famed Rubin’s Deli, Boston’s 1st kosher restaurant. Rubin’s, Jack and Marion’s, Pick-a-Chick, and now, Zaftigs, have all played a role in shaping the town’s…

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