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September 2020

September 1st, 2020 - February 5th, 2021


Online via Zoom

Welcome to JArts Live -- “JLive” -- our series of virtual cultural experiences. 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. Musician Zachary Meyer   SPRING SEASON LINE-UP FRIDAYS AT 12 PM January 29:         Chef Ilan Barniv, owner of local Israeli eatery BONAPITA Register February 10:       Composer and musician Derek David Register…

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December 2020

December 14th, 2020 - June 27th, 2021

Community Creative Fellowship

  The Jewish Arts Collaborative and The Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Art and Culture, have proudly teamed up to present a season-long community-based art fellowship to two outstanding artists in the Boston area. Today, as more and more people are exploring personal, creative approaches to their Jewish identity, arts and culture are playing an essential role. Instead of being an adjunct to Jewish identity, the arts are now its foundation. On the communal level, the arts enable us to reach and…

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January 2021

January 26th - February 2nd

Taste of Israel 2021

  Israeli food is so much more than hummus and falafel. This melting pot of diverse cuisines - Moroccan, Yemenite, French, Bukharan, Russian, Iraqi, Ethiopian, Druze, and many others – contributes to the diverse Israeli culinary landscape. To celebrate this diversity of delicious cuisine,  JArts created Taste of Israel, Boston’s first Israeli restaurant week. While there are a handful of Israeli restaurants already in Boston, Taste of Israel  features restaurants from all culinary persuasions presenting their unique take on Israeli…

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February 2021

February 11th @ 9:00 am - April 8th @ 10:00 am

Studio Israel: Conversation Series

Online via Zoom

This fall, JArts and Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (HBI) join forces to shine a light on the many facets of contemporary Israel through the lens of art. This peer-led series will bring together artists, academics and community leaders to better understand the nuances of Israel’s social and political landscape through contemporary art. The series is a pilot partnership between HBI, JArts, and the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, and is made possible by generous support from CJP Art & Culture. Chaired by…

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March 2021

March 18th - July 15th

Artist Beit Midrash

    A New Jewish Learning Salon   Created by the Jewish Arts Collaborative and Hebrew College, the Artist Beit Midrash brings together several dozen area artists working across mediums, to study Jewish text, share their creative process, and build community.  Group meetings are guided by a different theme each quarter, and involve the exploration of texts ancient to modern, from a variety of thinkers across modalities. Spring sessions run from March to July, and are led by visual artist…

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May 2021

May 1st - May 31st

Tribute to Leonard Cohen

  This Spring,  JArts has teamed up with the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco to pay homage to Leonard Cohen and Hallelujah, an artist and a song that have changed the way we understand spirituality. Hallelujah has been translated into 80 languages and is one of the most covered songs in modern history.  And yet, few understand the deep spiritual roots.  An online  symposium will  dig into Cohen and spirituality, a conversation that crosses his Jewish and  Buddhist  beliefs. Join…

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