Covid can’t stop of us from celebrating the light, community, and miracle of Hanukkah.
Wednesday, Dec 9
Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights, virtual edition
presented by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and JArts
While we can’t gather with 3,500 of our closest friends for Hanukkah in the museum this year, we can celebrate with the museum online. Join us for the evening so many of us have come to love – all without the parking!
5:00 pm – Family Friendly Hanukkah programming. This resource will be available throughout Hanukkah for families!
Hanukkah Music with Oren Kaunfer, JCDS
Art with Erica Smiley, The Rashi School
Story time with Rebecca Lurie, Schechter
Digital Hanukkah animations with students from MetroWest Jewish Day School
Hanukkah words with Rebecca Redner, Gateways
A special Brighter Connected art connection with Tova Speter
6:00 pm – Join us JArts and the MFA online as we honor the rich history and traditions of the Jewish festival of lights through music, dance, an artist talk, and a community candle lighting.
The free event, will be streamed here and on Facebook and YouTube, features:
A community candle lighting
Music from multi-instrumentalist Hankus Netsky
Simona Di Nepi, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Curator of Judaica, in conversation with artists Moshe Zabari and Tamar Paley
The Boston Dance Theater performing “Shadows and Flame,” a new work commissioned for the MFA’s Hanukkah celebration
In partnership with: Cupixel, Gateways: Access to Jewish Education, Hebrew Senior Life, Hebrew College, IAC Boston, JCC Greater Boston, JCDS, PJ Library, the Rashi School, Solomon Schechter, Consulate General of Israel to New England
Dec 9 – Dec 18
in 8 windows across Greater Boston
BRIGHTER CONNECTED will bring the light of Hanukkah to 8 Boston-area neighborhoods through works of art created in partnership between a local artist and a community/ies.
It is a mitzvah (good deed) on Hanukkah to “publicize the miracle” of the oil that lasted 8 days. By bringing communities together to create art in celebration of the holiday and by showcasing their collaborative work in the windows of Boston neighborhoods, we hope to highlight not only the past miracle of Hanukkah, but also the present-day miracle of the strength, resiliency, and vibrancy of our Boston community.
These pieces, in their creation and in their installation, will be designed for social distancing.
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JArts has partnered with some of our favorite local chefs to bring the tastes of Hanukkah to you! Pre-order a meal for yourself, a loved in Greater Boston, or a friend before December 2, and it will be delivered in time to accompany our virtual program.
Give the gift of food, community, and celebration – half of your order is tax-deductible.
To purchase a virtual table for 10, please contact Rachael Farber at email@example.com
Blackbird Doughnuts: 4 sufganyiot
(specialty filled doughnuts – mixed berry jam and chocolate mousse exclusively for JArts friends and fans)
Mamaleh’s: multi-course dinner for 1
Cup of matzah ball soup
Chicken Schnitzel with Israeli salad
2 latkes with sour cream AND applesauce (so you don’t have to choose!)
1 raspberry sufganiyah
Catering by Andrew: multi-course dinner for 1
Parve, all items gluten and nut free
Freshly baked pita bread with za’atar hummus
Potato latkes with apricot-apple chutney
Moroccan salmon served accompanied by green beans with shallots and mujadra rice with lentils
Hanukkah cake pops
Meat, all items nut free
Freshly baked pita bread with za’atar hummus
Potato and sweet potato latkes with duck confit and blackberry chutney
Winter green salad with maple roasted apples, pomegranate, roasted beets, honey-thyme vinaigrette
Chestnut and porcini mushroom soup
Barolo braised short ribs with garlic whipped potatoes, roasted squash and cipollini onions
Flourless chocolate cake
Peregrine: multi-course dinner for 1
Smoked Bluefish Paté with a dinner roll and olive oil cured shiitake mushrooms, Potato Pancake served with apple butter and cultured sour cream, Delicata Squash Panise with pecorino and hot honey, Winter Salad of bitter lettuce and pickled green tomato, Lamb Stew “ab gosh” with chickpeas, tomatoes, and late season vegetables, and Chocolate Tahini Tart with milk cumb and whipped sweet milk.
Simcha: multi-course dinner for 2
Cassola (Farmer’s cheese cake with rosemary and fennel butter)
Charred dandelion salad (grilled dandelion greens, fried carrot skins, sumac lime vin, goat cheese)
Keftes de Prasa (leek patties)
Kibbet Yatkeen (bulgar and pumpkin latke) with pickled apple sauce and creme fresh
Duck for 2: 2 Confit duck legs, 1 seared duck breast, 2 fried duck wings with apple fennel slaw, green zhoug, fenugreek bbq sauce, spicy apricot jam
Chickpea flour crepes
fermented banana fritters filled with cayenne chocolate tahini
50% of your ticket is tax-deductible donation to JArts. Thank you for your support of JArts!
launches Dec 9
an App to bring the art of Hanukkah into your own home
A first of its kind augmented reality gallery, JArts Gallery brings art from around the world into your own home. Powered by advanced augmented reality technology, anyone can use their phone or tablet to experience this and to “install” the art in any room.
You can “stroll” around your living room and take a look (thru your device) at different pieces, from any angle that appear on ceilings, walls, tables, and just about anywhere!
JArts Gallery is a collaboration with Boston-based immersive technology company Secret Portal, powered by its Holo Gallery platform.