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3rd Annual Arts Matter Shabbat

Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26

Various Locations


“Bereishit barah elohim…” (in the beginning, God created) 


Could there be a better Shabbat to celebrate Jewish arts and culture than the weekend we read Parshat Bereishit (Creation)? This community-wide appreciation of the arts is presented in partnership with MASSCreative, the statewide advocate for the arts. Come out in support of the arts and experience just a few of the many ways Arts Matter to the Jewish community. 

Programming listed alphabetically by city below.

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Andover – Congregation Beth Israel of the Merrimack Valley, Yiddish Prayers and Protest Music With Yosl Kurland, 7:30 PM

Boston Fenway – Fenway Community Center, Spanish Jewish Cooking With Sara Gardner — In Partnership with JDC Entwine and OneTable, 7:00 PM

Boston – Temple Israel of Boston, The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia With Liel Liebowitz from Unorthodox, 6:00 PM

Brighton – RSJ Moishe House, DIY Candle Holder Making Workshop, 2:00 PM (Saturday, October 26)

Brookline – Temple Sinai, Jazz Kabbalat Service With Guitarist Roy Ben Bashat, 6:00 PM

Brookline – Mishkan Tefila, Klezmer Kabbalat Shabbat With Too Klez For Comfort, 6:00 PM

Brookline – Boston Workmen’s Circle, Yiddish Sing-A-Long Shabbat and Potluck Dinner, 6:15 PM

Cambridge – Moishe House, Shabbat Poetry Retreat & Workshop, 7:30 PM

Concord – Kerem Shalom, Arts Alive! With Rosalie Gerut & Jean Lightman, 7:30 PM

Lexington – Temple Isaiah, Songs and Stories of Creation With Ellen Allard, 6:15 PM

Somerville – Havurat Shalom, The Bereishit Mosaic: A Collaboration With The Beautiful Stuff Project 10:00 AM Service, 12:30 PM Lunch (Saturday, October 26)

Sudbury – Congregation B’nai Torah – Pop, Jazz, and Prayers, 7:00 PM

Sudbury – Temple Beth El, A New Journey with MFA Judaica Curator Simona DiNepi 6:00 PM Service, 7:00 PM Dinner

Wayland – Congregation Or Atid, A Bluegrass Kabbalat Shabbat With Ariel Wyner, 7:00 PM

Wayland – Shir Tikva, Celebrating The Song of Hope mosaic with artist Joshua Winer

Wellesley – Temple Beth Elohim, Neil Simon Says: Favorite Scenes with Actors Annette Miller and Stuart Hecht 6:00 PM Service, 7:00 PM Dinner

Westwood – Temple Beth David, Ketsev Ha Neshamah: Rhythms of the Soul with Percussionists Yedidyah Syd Smart and Shira Moss, 6:30 PM

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October 25th, 2019