Past Events

January 24th, 2016 @ 12:00 pm

Tu B’Shvat Terraria

Mahoney’s Garden Center, Brighton

Celebrate Tu B'Shvat with this build-your-own-terrarium workshop and seder.

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February 25th, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Al Kooper and The Funky Faculty

The Center for the Arts in Natick

A night of musical gems and fascinating stories from a key player in rock'n'roll.

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February 26th, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

A Bluegrass Shabbat

Kerem Shalom, Concord

We are no longer accepting reservations for this Kabbalat Shabbat.

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February 27th, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Nefesh Mountain House Party

Gregorian Rugs, Newton Lower Falls

Experience Jewish music transformed by blue grass and old-time traditions.

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February 28th, 2016 @ 11:00 am

Family Fun with Mama Doni

Kerem Shalom, Concord

A concert geared for young families with lots of singing, and dancing.

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March 3rd, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

Odessa Havana – Boston

Villa Victoria, Boston

An award-winning musical fusion of Latin, klezmer and jazz.

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March 4th, 2016 @ 6:30 pm

Shabbat Halleilu

Temple Shalom, West Newton

Odessa Havana’s David Buchbinder adds a jazz influence to songs of Shabbat.

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March 5th, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

Moon of Israel: An Epic Silent Film With Live Musical Accompaniment

Somerville Theater

The story of a Jewish slave girl who falls in love with the son of Pharaoh.

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March 5th, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Odessa Havana – Worcester

Unity Hall, Worcester

  An award-winning musical fusion of Latin, klezmer, and jazz, featuring David Buchbinder and Grammy-nominated Cuban pianist Hilario Duran. Inspired by the band’s sharing of traditions, the concert is presented with the Latin Jewish Round Table of the Jewish Federation of Central MA and El Centro. Music more caliente than even homemade horseradish. Tickets: $20 …

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March 6th, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

The Guy Mendilow Ensemble: Three Sides to Every Story

Temple Israel, Portsmouth NH

From the Balkans to the Mid-East: songs of struggle, celebration and redemption.

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March 6th, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In The Fiddler’s House

Symphony Hall, Boston

Perlman revisits this important project celebrating the klezmer tradition.

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March 12th, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Noam Katz and Band

Temple Beth Abraham, Nashua, NH

Enjoy an evening of uplifting music with singer, songwriter, and rabbi, Noam Katz.

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March 12th, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Sidra Bell Dance Company: Shrines:Remembrance

Riemer Goldstein Theater, JCC Newton

This NYC Modern Dance Company explores issues of ethnicity, and identity.

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March 13th, 2016 @ 11:00 am

Sidra Bell: Family Movement Class

Riemer Goldstein Theater, JCC Newton

A family movement class with an exceptional choreographer.

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March 13th, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Beyond Bubbie’s Kitchen

Back Bay Events Center, Boston

Boston’s premier Jewish food celebration.

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March 18th, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Klezmer & Kol Arev

Congregation Or Atid, Wayland

Featuring Hebrew College’s choir of students, faculty, and staff.

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March 18th, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

Shabbat of Joyous Song

Congregation Beth El, Sudbury

Welcome Shabbat with lively singing and the temple's band.

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March 22nd, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Shylock Is My Name

Congregation Kehillath Israel, Brookline

Acclaimed authors Stephen Greenblatt and Howard Jacobson talk Shylock.

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March 24th, 2016 @ 8:00 pm


Somerville Armory

One of NPR's Favorites of 2015, catch them on their way to SxSW.

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March 25th, 2016 @ 6:15 pm

Jazz Shabbat

Temple Beth Avodah, Newton

Join Cantor Susan Bemel Glickman, and flutist Amir Milstein.

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March 31st, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

Yair Dalal, A Master of Middle Eastern Music

Temple Beth Zion, Brookline

A joyous interweaving of traditional and contemporary music.

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April 1st, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:59 pm

Yair Dalal: Shabbat Dinner

Israeli American Council, Newton Centre

A Kabbalat Shabbat dinner with music by Yair Dalal.

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April 7th, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

SOLD OUT: Venetian Glass Workshop

Diablo Glass School, Boston

An immersive evening of glass blowing. Includes hands-on glass making.

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April 8th, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Shabbat Rhythms & Chants

Congregation Agudath Achim, Taunton

An evening of participatory percussion.

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April 12th, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

Jewish Playwriting Contest On Stage

Lyric Stage Theater at YWCA Boston Building

An international search for the best unpublished Jewish plays.

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May 1st, 2016 @ 11:00 am

Sholom Aleichem: A Family Puppet Show

Riemer Goldstein Theater, JCC Newton

A puppet picture of legendary writer Sholom Aleichem’s life.

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May 3rd, 2016 @ 6:30 pm

Modern Israeli Street Food with Chef Avi Shemtov

Fenway Community Center, Boston

Learn how to create modern Israeli street food.

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May 9th, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

Poland: Uncovering the Past and Revealing the Future

Hebrew College, Newton Centre

A home movie propels a writer's search for the filmmaker's family.

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May 16th, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

In Search of Israeli Cuisine: SOLD OUT

Riemer Goldstein Theater, JCC Newton

A unique portrait of Israel and its people told through food.

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May 20th, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - June 30th, 2016 @ 11:55 pm

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  Keep the art coming: make a donation today.   We hope you've enjoyed the JArts inaugural season! Inspired? Join us in bringing the best of Jewish arts to our community. Make a donation by June 30th and help us keep the momentum going.

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August 30th, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

JArts+ Japanese klezmer + Irish bar = Jinta-La-Mvta

The Burren

A Japanese klezmer band, a Jewish arts organization, and an Irish bar…what a combination. Great music, food and fun are on tap as the Jewish Arts Collaborative and the Burren Backroom Series present Jinta La MVTA. Expect to hear anything from traditional Yiddish tunes like Papirosn to Frank Zappa's Peaches en Regalia. Not to be missed. …

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August 31st, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Jinta-La-Mvta: Japanese Klezmer Free Lunchtime Concert

Join Japanese klezmer band Jinta-la-Mvta and the Jewish Arts Collaborative for a FREE lunchtime concert on the Rose Kennedy Greenway at Dewey Square! Expect to hear anything from traditional Yiddish tunes like Papirosn to Frank Zappa’s Peaches en Regalia. Bring a picnic or grab lunch from one of the many food trucks in Dewey Square right …

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September 8th, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Here I Am: An Evening With Author Jonathan Safran Foer

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

Celebrate the publication of Here I Am, acclaimed author Jonathan Safran Foer’s first novel in 11 years with a reading and conversation. The novel tells the story of a troubled Jewish family being visited by Israeli relatives, while the Middle East is devastated by an earthquake and Israel is invaded. Foer is best known for his …

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September 19th, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

CANCELLED: Make Your Own: Ceramic Honey Pot

Potters Shop and School, Needham

PLEASE NOTE: This program has been cancelled. Design a piece of Judaica that any apple slice would be proud to be dipped in. No experience is necessary as we learn pinch pot, clay etching, and colored skin techniques. Pots will be fired in time for Rosh Hashanah. Limited space, suitable for children 10+ with an adult. Price …

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September 23rd, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Shabbat and Schmooze! Hebrew Letter Jewelry Making

Leventhal-Sidman JCC

Spend the morning with PJ Library and JArts with interactive games for the kids, and coffee and converstaion and for the adults. Laura Mandel will teach us how to make a special custom piece of jewelry using Hebrew letter metal stamps and wire. We end the morning with  Shabbat singing, challah, and grape juice for …

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September 30th, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Friday Night Lights #1: Big Bang Bereisheet

Israeli American Council, Newton Centre

Join us for a delightful dinner and delicious conversation in the first of three family-style Shabbat meals planned for the Fall. Just in time for Rosh Hashanah – the birthday of the world according to Jewish thought – we’ll have a fascinating conversation about science and faith with MIT’s Dr. Jeff Hoffman and Rabbi Leslie …

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September 30th, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

SAVE $20: Friday Night Lights Shabbat Dinners

Israeli American Council, Newton Centre

Save when you purchase a series ticket to all three Shabbat dinners. All are held at 1320 Centre St. Suite 301, Newton Center and include wine, challah, and a multi-course buffet. Big Bang Bereisheet, September 30: A chance to explore creation in science and faith with astronaut Dr. Jeff Hoffman and Rabbi Lesley Gordon. Catskills …

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October 20th, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Harvest to Table: A Pop-Up Sukkot Celebration

Branch Line, Watertown

Join JArts, Kitchen Kibitz, and Ganei Beantown in a delicious celebration of the fall harvest. Created by Chef Ivan of Branch Line, we'll experience Sukkot through a three-course meal: salad with etrog dressing, family style herb roast chicken, roast cauliflower, seasonal vegetables, harvest punch, and more. Rabbi Elan Babchuck of Clal-The National Jewish Center for …

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October 22nd, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Mel Brooks: Back in the Saddle – SOLD OUT!

Citi Wang Theatre, Boston

Mel Brooks will take the Wang Theatre stage to provide an exclusive, inside look at his storied career and the making of the legendary movie Blazing Saddles. This outrageous masterpiece, considered one of the top comedy films of all time, will be presented on the big screen followed by a conversation and audience Q&A with …

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October 28th, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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SAVE with an Inspiring Art Ticket Package

Save over 10% when you purchase our special Inspiring Art series ticket. This includes one ticket for each of the following art talks (and dinner on October 28):     Catskills Memories with photographer Marisa Scheinfeld, a JArts Shabbat dinner October 28, 6:30 pm       Louise Nevelson: Light and Shadow with biographer Laurie …

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October 28th, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Friday Night Lights #2: Catskills Memories with Photographer Marisa Scheinfeld

Israeli American Council, Newton Centre

Born in Brooklyn but raised in the Catskills, photographer Marisa Scheinfeld’s latest project, The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America’s Jewish Vacationland chronicles the region. This exceptional portfolio of photographs captures these legendary resorts in their current condition and includes commentary from such Catskills stars as Mel Brooks, Freddie Roman, and Larry King. Through …

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