Imagine a day when synagogues and other Jewish organizations across the region pause at the same time to experience and appreciate an aspect of Jewish arts and culture. Whether a play or a poem, a song or a sculpture, this would be an opportunity to savor the joy of both art and community.

JArts, in collaboration with MASSCreative, the statewide advocacy group for the cultural sector, created Arts Matter Shabbat, now known as Creativity Connects Shabbat – an annual day where we collectively advocate for the arts.

The inability to gather this year has led to the creation of a short film. Watch it on our youtube channel, or join one of the many participating Jewish communities as they air it during their live streamed services.

Participating Communities:

Havurat Shalom Somerville
Temple Reyim Newton
Congregation B’nai Torah Sudbury
Temple Shir Tikvah Winchester
Temple Chayai Shalom Mansfield
Temple Ohabei Shalom Brookline
Temple Beth Avodah Newton
Temple Aliyah Needham
Congregation B’nai Shalom Westborough
Sha’arei Shalom of Ashland Sherborn
Congregation Agudath Achim Taunton
Temple Emanuel Andover
Kerem Shalom Concord
Am HaYam Cape Cod Havurah Orleans
Temple Emunah Lexington
Temple Beth Zion (TBZ) Brookline
Temple Tiferet Shalom Peabody
Temple Beth Shalom of Melrose Melrose
Temple Ohabei Shalom Brookline
Temple Sinai of Sharon Sharon
Temple Ner Tamid Peabody
Congregation Shalom Chelmsford
Congregation Mishkan Tefila Brookline
Congregation Or Atid Wayland
Temple Beth Shalom Melrose
Temple Israel of Natick Natick
Temple Emanuel Newton
Congregation Beth Israel of the Merrimack Valley Andover
Congregation Beth Elohim, Acton Acton
Temple Israel of Boston Boston
Congregation B’nai Torah Sudbury
Temple Beth Elohim Wellesley
Temple Emanuel Sinai Worcester, MA
Shirat Hayam Swampscott
Temple Shir Tikva Wayland
Temple Emanuel of the Merrimack Valley Lowell