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September 2020

September 1st, 2020 - June 7th, 2021

JLive

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 Watch online February 10:       Composer and musician Derek David…

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December 2020

February 2021

February 1st - April 30th

Gallery @ Mayyim Hayyim Spring 2021

Since 2018, JArts has partnered with Mayyim Hayyim, to present high quality Jewish art in the beautiful space at the Mayyim Hayyim in Newton, MA, a community mikveh and education center. Due to COVID, the Gallery has not been open to the public as in previous seasons, but this partnership is still bringing you opportunities for viewing and interactive engagement. For the Spring 2021 season, artist Tova Speter will be participating in an exhibit at Mayyim Hayyim when the Gallery…

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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 1st - September 12th

Community Creative Fellowship

  The Jewish Arts Collaborative and 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 educate…

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March 11th @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Kitchen Explorations

    Kitchen Explorations is a culinary journey through historic Boston, a new series exploring the role of the cultural kitchen in shaping our history. Waves of migration in and out of neighborhoods have made Boston all that it is, and much of these traditions can be traced through the kitchens, foods, and related stories.  In past seasons, we have explored the Jewish roots of Boston through the deli, had a  conversation  with WBUR host  Shira  Springer  about  the history…

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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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