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June 2020

June 16th - November 20th


Online via Zoom

  Welcome to JArts Live -- “JLive” -- our new series of virtual cultural experiences. You can look forward to art on  Mondays, music on Tuesdays, and food on Fridays. Meet some of the best Boston area talent, telling their Jewish story through art. After all, even though  COVID-19 is keeping us apart, art and culture will always keep us connected.   COMING UP: Tuesday, September 15, at 7 pm - Explore the music of nature's soundscape, with Boston-based violinist…

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September 2020

September 1st @ 8:00 am - October 15th @ 5:00 pm

Inspired 5781: More Art, More Awe

  A High Holiday-Themed Commission for the Days of Awe http://inspired5781.art/   Recognizing that Jewish communities around the country and world are hungry for engaging and innovative content for the upcoming High Holiday season, JArts has teamed up with NY-based Jewish artist support organization Asylum Arts to co-commission four artists to create the Inspired 5781 series of high holiday themed digital works. Their charge? To make something virtually accessible that excites, inspire, and steeps us all in the essence of…

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September 4th - November 1st

The Shape of Play: A Public Art Installation

Waterfront Park, Boston

Do you feel free to play? The Shape of Play, a new public art installation by artist Sari Carel, commissioned by the Jewish Arts Collaborative (JArts) and curated and produced by Now + There, invites us to reflect on the connections between play and the universal search for freedom. An engaging multi-media work debuting in Boston’s Waterfront Park in the North End, The Shape of Play invites people from across Boston to come, play, question, and explore what freedom means…

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October 2020

October 23rd - October 24th

Creativity Connects Shabbat

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 harmony with MASSCreative (the statewide advocacy group for the cultural sector) created Arts Matter Day and Arts Matter Shabbat, now known as Creativity Connects Shabbat.…

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November 2020

November 11th @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A Bintel Brief: A JArts TheatreWorks Stage Reading

Online via Zoom

The JArts TheatreWorks group proudly presents a staged reading of “A Bintel Brief.” The Bintel Brief was a Yiddish advice column that started in the early 20th century by Abraham Cahan, the editor of Der Forverts (The Forward). Through letters, advice, and wisdom, this column, which originally connected Jewish immigrants to their community, now asks us: "how do we stay connected despite the distances between us?" Join us for the premiere of these letters reimagined, followed by a Q&A with…

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December 2020

December 9th - December 18th

Hanukkah: Festival of Lights 2020

  For Hanukkah this year, JArts is bringing you multiple ways to celebrate the holiday of lights: virtual programming, as the traditional, beloved Hanukkah celebration at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston goes online; a safe, distanced in-person experience with our Brighter Connected window art project; and a chance to virtually connect with community through an augmented reality candle lighting.   Every December since 2015, JArts has been bringing the Greater Boston community together to celebrate Hanukkah at the Museum…

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