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2016 – 2017

Cultural Arts Season


Welcome!

Cultural Arts at the JCC is made possible by the generous sponsorship of the following supporters:

David Beckerman and family Edward Cooley Fund for Music Programs Dr. Milton Godfried for Cultural Arts Programs Stuart Harris Fund for Cultural Arts Programs Frederick A. and Justine Millspaugh Catlin Family Foundation Endowment Fund Frances Shield Fund for Cultural Arts Programs

Cultural Arts at the JCC is reaching new heights. With incredible community support, grant funds from reputable organizations such as CT Humanities and the Women of Vision Society, and a pool of talented guests, the JCC of Greater New Haven is excited to become THE destination for Jewish arts and culture in the region. As a community center, it is very important to the JCC that our programs serve our community. By heightening the visibility, participation, engagement, and reputation of cultural arts programming at the JCC, the organization aims to provide meaningful opportunities that strengthen ties among our members, engage new members, diversify the age and cultural backgrounds of our audiences, and adds a unique component to the Greater New Haven community’s cultural experiences. Most importantly, the JCC of Greater New Haven works for you. We are interested in offering opportunities that excite you, feed your spirit, and connect you to your neighbors and your Jewish community. To this end, we welcome your feedback, your suggestions, and your leadership in curating future programs. Our goal is to continuously increase the quality and relevance of the arts and cultural offerings in ways that enrich the lives of our community.

Dr. Mara Balk, Program Director marab@jccnh.org


2 0 1 6 / 2 0 1 7 Season Overview SEPTEMBER

8 New Haven Symphony Orchestra

MARCH

13 Marisa Scheinfeld, “The Borscht Belt” 17 Senior Day at the JCC

4 “A Jewish Joke” 5 “A Jewish Joke” 15 Adina Hoffman,

14 Senior Day at the JCC 19

Charles Belfoure, “The Paris Architect” Tablet Live Podcast, “Unorthodox” thodox”

OCTOBER 23 Amistad Academy Orchestra Performance

26 Elissa Altman, “Treyf”

at R.J. Julia Booksellers, Madison

27 Linda Greenhouse,

“The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right” 30 Susan Silverman, “Casting Lots” 31 Senior Day at the JCC

NOVEMBER 3 David Gerber,

6

“The Inventor’s Dilemma” International Festival for Families Film: “Harvesting Stones: The Jewish Farmers of Eastern CT” * at Temple Beth Tikvah

Klezmer Music

Lynda Cohen Loigman, “The Two-Family House” at R.J. Julia Booksellers

Hummus and “Hummus! The Movie”

19 A Taste of Honey

Keynote and Workshops

20 A Taste of Honey

“From Russia With Soul” Concert

DECEMBER 1

Rain Pryor’s “Fried Chicken and Latkes” Comedy Show

4

PJ Library Pajama Party

15 Speak Up Storytelling

with Matthew Dicks

31 First Night Woodbridge*

JANUARY 22 Benjamin Shalva, “Spiritual Cross Training”

“Till We Have Built Jerusalem”

30 An Evening with Lewis Bernstein

APRIL 2

Beckerman Jewish Film Series Begins

MAY 16 Marjorie Ingall, “Mamaleh Knows Best”

JUNE 11 Brunch with Frank Deford:

“I’d Know That Voice Anywhere”

14 Grill ‘n Chill 28 Grill ‘n Chill

JULY

Author Event

12 Grill ‘n Chill 26 Grill ‘n Chill

Family/Children

*not included with Cultural Arts subscription

Film/Theater Special Event Senior Adult


Charles Belfoure The Paris Architect

Elissa Altman Treyf

Jewish Author Series

FREE for Cultural Arts patrons and subscribers JCC Members $5; General Public $10 unless otherwise specified

PLEASE RSVP jccnh.org/rsvp

Paris, 1942. Desperately in need of money, architect Lucien Bernard reluctantly takes a job designing hiding spaces for Jews in the height of the Nazi occupation. But when one of his projects fails, Lucien faces the complex and horrific realities that came to pass during World War II.

In this richly textured narrative, Altman reveals how she learned to interweave the contradictory threads of her life into a complex whole. She also gives eloquent voice to the universal human desire to belong. A poignant and life-affirming family memoir.

FREE

FREE

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

WITH SUPPORT FROM

Woodbridge Town Library “One Community, One Read�

Shoreline office of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016

7 p.m. | JCC of Greater New Haven 360 Amity Rd, Woodbridge, CT

7 p.m. | R.J. Julia Booksellers 768 Boston Post Rd, Madison


Linda Greenhouse The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right

Susan Silverman Casting Lots

David Gerber

The Inventor’s Dilemma

A fresh and revelatory look at the Warren Burger Supreme Court finds that it was not a “moderate” or transitional court, as often portrayed, but a conservative one that still defines the constitutional landscape we live in today.

A new and enchanting memoir by writer, activist, reform rabbi, and mother Susan Silverman about discovering her own inner strength and indomitable will to weave a solid construct of her and her family’s lives where there might have been none. Silverman meditates on what it means to live as a broken being in a beautifully imperfect world.

Author Gerber tells the story of his father, a Holocaust survivor whose early experiences shaped his ethos of invention. The elder Gerber pioneered important developments in engineering, electronics, printing, apparel, aerospace, and numerous other areas, playing an essential role in the transformation of American industry.

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

The Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven

Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven and Women’s Philanthropy of Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven

The Jewish Historical Society of Greater New Haven

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016

Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016

7 p.m. | JCC of Greater New Haven 360 Amity Rd, Woodbridge, CT

2 p.m. | JCC of Greater New Haven 360 Amity Rd, Woodbridge, CT

7 p.m. | JCC of Greater New Haven 360 Amity Rd, Woodbridge, CT


Marisa Scheinfeld The Borscht Belt

From the 1920s through the 1960s, the Catskill Mountains of New York were a popular vacation destination for millions of Americans. Photographer Marisa Scheinfeld has been documenting the dramatic degradation of Borscht Belt landmarks. The images reveal powerful evidence of nature’s claim on the resorts and their landscapes. IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

Temple Emanuel

Lynda Cohen Loigman Two Family House

Two families, living side by side in the same house in Brooklyn—one with three daughters, one with four sons. The families live together somewhat harmoniously until one blizzard-filled night, when everything changes. The story uncovers the secrets of a family’s past and may leave you wanting to learn more about your own. FREE

WITH SUPPORT FROM

Shoreline office of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven

Benjamin Shalva Spiritual Cross Training

Using the lessons and techniques gained through years of religious exploration and inward reflection, Shalva offers simple and powerful ways to connect with your spiritual self, whether it be in a place of worship or the yoga studio, or even while sitting in traffic, working late at the office, or kneeling in your garden.

Mindfulness Workshop Bring your yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing.

Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016

Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017

2 p.m. | JCC of Greater New Haven 360 Amity Rd, Woodbridge, CT

7 p.m. | R.J. Julia Booksellers 768 Boston Post Rd, Madison

10 a.m. | JCC of Greater New Haven 360 Amity Rd, Woodbridge, CT


Adina Hoffman

Till We Have Built Jerusalem

American-born author Adina Hoffman creates a new genre: a mashup of cultural and political history and intriguing whodunit. Buildings from a crucial era in modern Palestinian history evoke lost possibilities of cultural unity and harmony, in this scintillating study of politicized architecture.

Marjorie Ingall Mamaleh Knows Best

Raising a family with “traditional Jewish values” involves plenty of nurturing and plenty of time. Admonishing that the parent is the child’s primary educator, Ingall counsels careful attention to transmitting those values of education, spirituality, honesty, and the like while encouraging independence and the untrammeled development of personality. IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

Women’s Philanthropy of Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven

Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

7 p.m. | JCC of Greater New Haven 360 Amity Rd, Woodbridge, CT

7 p.m. | JCC of Greater New Haven 360 Amity Rd, Woodbridge, CT

Book Sales by R.J. Julia Booksellers at all events


Harvesting Stones:

The Jewish Farmers of Eastern CT*

Theater & Film

Suggested donation: $5

This historical documentary, produced by Jerry Fischer, is an account of stories of the Jewish farmers of Eastern Connecticut. Narrated by renowned Jewish storyteller Peninnah Schram, with music by Bruce Zimmerman, the film explores the history of the Baron de Hirsch-financed Jewish farms scattered throughout Eastern Connecticut.

*not included with Cultural Arts Subscription

The morning includes a breakfast reception, introduction, film screening, and talk-back discussion by speaker Sam Gejdenson. IN PARTNERSHIP WITH Temple Beth Tikvah and Shoreline Hadassah

Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 9:30 a.m. | Temple Beth Tikvah, 196 Durham Rd, Madison

Hummus & “Hummus! The Movie” FREE for Cultural Arts patrons and subscribers unless otherwise specified

PLEASE RSVP jccnh.org/rsvp

Oren Rosenfeld directed an eclectic, touching film about hummus, the delicious superfood sweeping across America. Secret recipes, a Guinness World Record and the power of hummus to bring Muslims, Christians and Jews together - in the Middle East, America and around the world. patrons and subscribers

Join the JCC for Mediterranean fare by the MILLA Project and cocktails, paired with a screening of the smash hit, “Hummus! The Movie.”

JCC Members $5 General Public $10

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016

FREE for Cultural Arts

Includes kosher food and cocktails

Doors open at 6 p.m. • Show at 7 p.m. JCC of Greater New Haven


Speak Up Storytelling

Fried Chicken and Latkes by Rain Pryor FREE for Cultural Arts patrons and subscribers JCC Members $18 General Public $25 Reception $15 Reception is free to Cultural Arts subscribers and includes fried chicken, latkes, and more.

with Matthew Dicks

Award-winning actress, playwright, director, and producer, the daughter of famous comedian, Richard Pryor, will perform her autobiographical one-woman show about growing up as an African-American Jew in the 1970s.

FREE for Cultural Arts

Q & A with Pryor to follow.

patrons and subscribers

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016

JCC Members $12 General Public $18 Includes cocktails and kosher food

Pre-Show Reception at 6 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. • Show at 8 p.m. JCC of Greater New Haven

A Jewish Joke

Storytelling expert Matthew Dicks is a 23-time Moth StorySLAM, 4-time GrandSLAM winning storyteller, a TED speaker, This American Life contributor, and bestselling author. His “Speak Up” show offers comedy, tragedy, and everything in between for entertaining, thought-provoking night.

Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 Doors open at 6 p.m. • Show at 7 p.m. JCC of Greater New Haven

SAVE THE DATE!

performed by Phil Johnson

FREE for Cultural Arts patrons and subscribers JCC Members $12 General Public $18

“A Jewish Joke,” is the story of Bernie Lutz, a Hollywood screenwriter navigating the Communist Blacklist in the 1950s. Actor Phil Johnson commands the stage, with a captivating and educational performance. Johnson will give a talkback following each performance to discuss the historical reality of the play and to take questions from the audience.

Saturday, Mar. 4, 2017 • 8 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 5, 2017 • 2 p.m. JCC of Greater New Haven

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April – May 2017


Tablet Live Podcast: “Unorthodox”

Special Events Join the JCC of Greater New Haven for a live recording of Tablet Magazine’s podcast, “Unorthodox,” hosted by Westville local and Tablet Editor At Large, Mark Oppenheimer. Oppenheimer and cast create smart, funny, and entertaining banter that delivers equal parts seriousness and irreverence. Weighing in on the pending election cycle will be guests Colin McEnroe of NPR and Connecticut’s Lieutenant Governor, Nancy Wyman. FREE for Cultural Arts patrons and subscribers

FREE for Cultural Arts patrons and subscribers PLEASE RSVP jccnh.org/rsvp

JCC Members and Students $5 General Public $10

Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 7 p.m. | JCC of Greater New Haven September 19 | 7 p.m.

jccnh.org/rsvp


A Taste of Honey – A Weekend of Jewish Learning It’s the 21st Annual A Taste of Honey! Join the Greater New Haven Jewish community for a night of learning, schmoozing, and appreciation of Jewish culture. Full weekend pass: FREE for Cultural Arts patrons and subscribers, JCC Members, Students, and Seniors $15; General Public $25

Saturday and Sunday Nov. 19-20, 2016 JCC of Greater New Haven

Comm u Learni nity ng at its Sweete st!

Keynote address by Dr. Steven M. Cohen Hebrew Union College Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 • 7 p.m. Dr. Cohen will address the challenges to family, community, piety, and pro-Israelism as pillars of Jewish identity today. A variety of workshops will follow keynote session. FREE for Cultural Arts patrons and subscribers Students/Seniors $12; General Public $18

Music presentation by Neighborhood Music School: “From Russia with Soul” Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 • 2 p.m. Presented by faculty members from New Haven’s Neighborhood Music School, this recital highlights the similarity between two beautiful genres - the Russian song, shaped largely by Jewish and Gypsy influences, and the African-American spiritual. These soulful songs capture the cry of cultures that have endured great suffering, yet are able to voice their hope for deliverance. FREE for Cultural Arts patrons and subscribers JCC Members $5; General Public $10


An Evening with Lewis Bernstein

Brunch with Frank Deford I’d Know That Voice Anywhere

Thursday March 30, 2017 7 p.m. | JCC of Greater New Haven

Lewis Bernstein has contributed as an executive, producer, and researcher at Sesame Workshop and was one of the guiding forces of Sesame Street for several decades. He also developed Israeli and Palestinian shows that took on challenges of cultural conflict and peacemaking. Bernstein will deliver a keynote address and take questions after the presentation. FREE for Cultural Arts patrons and subscribers JCC Members $5; General Public $10

Senior Day at the JCC FREE to attend and open to the public. RSVP Requested. Grace Koo, gracek@jccnh.org; (203) 387-2424 x228

11:30 a.m. | JCC of Greater New Haven

Frank Deford is one of the most beloved sports commentators in America. A contributing writer to Sports Illustrated for more than fifty years, Deford is perhaps best known for his weekly commentaries on NPR. In I’d Know That Voice Anywhere, Deford discusses everything from sex scandals and steroids to why sports is the only discipline on earth where popularity and excellence thrive in tandem.

Book sales by R. J. Julia Booksellers at event

FREE for Cultural Arts patrons and subscribers JCC Members $18; General Public $25

Sunday June 11, 2017

The JCC of Greater New Haven invites seniors to spend an afternoon with us. Lunch and a program give our 65+ community a chance to engage with each other and experience arts, culture, and more.

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 • 12:30-2 p.m. Join the senior community for lunch and music by Chris Merwin. Sinatra, Elvis, and more will make for an enjoyable afternoon.

Monday, Oct. 31, 2016 • 12:30-2 p.m. Join the senior community for lunch and book talk by Jewish Author, Lee Evers.

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 • 12:30-2 p.m. Join the senior community for lunch and an Israeli food presentation by Sahar Yahav of the MILLA Project.

Senior Days at the JCC are made possible by a generous gift from the Pamela and Ronald Reis Family Fund


Amistad Academy Orchestra

International Festival FESTIVAL for families INTERNATIONAL

Sunday, Nov. 6 | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free and open to the community

Enjoy the pop culture, classical sounds of the Amistad Academy High School Orchestra, led by Daniel Levin. FREE

Cultural Programs for Children FREE for Cultural Arts patrons and subscribers unless otherwise specified

PLEASE RSVP jccnh.org/rsvp

Celebrate international cultures with local groups! This fun family event will feature music, performances, food, and MUSIC • PERFORMANCES •crafts CRAFTS that will leave you wanting to Tickets: jccnh.org/rsvp travel the world. FREE

Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016

Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016

11 a.m. | JCC of Greater New Haven

11 a.m.-3 p.m. | JCC of Greater New Haven

Klezmer Music with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra Join the New Haven Symphony’s violist and accomplished klezmer musician, Gretchen Frazier, for a fun, educational “Creating Musical Readers” program. FREE for Cultural Arts patrons and subscribers JCC Members; $5, General Public $10

PJ Library Pajama Party Join PJ Library and Ezra Academy for bagels and books in your PJs. Sing along, read a Chanukah book, and enjoy the JCC’s Annual Craft and Gift Fair. FREE to public

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 JCC of Greater New Haven 10:30-11:10, Grades K-3 11:20-12:00, Grades 4-8 Proceeds benefit JCC AfterSchool

First Night Woodbridge* Celebrate a Bright New Year with the JCC! Chanukah candles, latkes, DJ Dancing, Ball Drop and more! *Cost TBA; not included with a Cultural Arts subscription

Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016

Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016

10:30 a.m. | JCC of Greater New Haven

6-9 p.m. | JCC of Greater New Haven


Judith Alperin Diamondstein, CEO

Scott Cohen, Executive Director

Lisa Stanger, Executive Director

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Meredith Abel Yakov Borenstein James Brownstein Robert Felice Fred Ginsberg Jessica Halprin Sharon Hasbani Scott Hurwitz Stephen Miller Paul Portnoy Charles Rosenay Sheryl Rothman Jessica Savik David Sirowich Jeffrey Sklarz Clifford Skolnick Rebecca Tishkoff Abe Vail

Stephen August Sharon Bender Barry Feldman Barry Fischman Steven Fleischman Ian Freeman Suzanne Frisch Stephen Glick Eric Green Eric Hendlin Allan Hillman Betsy Hoos Jeffrey Hoos Robert Horowitz Scott Hurwitz Edward Konowitz Cindy Leffell Richard LeVine

Josef Adler Gerald Barker Doron Ben-Atar Nan Birdwhistell Elaine Braffman Scott Cooper Jay Dworkin Andrew Eder Michael Farbman Robert Felice Steven Fleischman Eric Gallant Gerald Garcia Debra Gaudette Cindy Gerber Stephen Glick Alvin Greenberg Stuart Grodd Randy Harrison Sharon Hasbani David Hass Donald Hendel Judith Hess

Allan Hillman Seth Hollander Chesky Holtzberg Betsy Hoos Jeffrey Hoos Scott Hurwitz Fred Hyman Joel Karp Barry Kelmachter Marvin Lender Murray Levine Betty Levy Terry Magun Jo-Ann Maynard Estelle Nussbaum Norman Ravski Marcia Reiter Alan Reznik Carol Robbins Shira Rosenblatt Jeremy Rosner Stephen Saltzman Moti Sandman

David Schaefer Betsy Schulman Dena Schulman- Green Arthur Seltzer Rona Shapiro H. William Shure Alan Siegal Ina Silverman Mark Sklarz Judy Skolnick David Slossberg Jonathan Snyder Howard Sommer Ellen Spark David Trachten Stephanie Wain Milton Wallack Marc Wallman Evan Wyner Leslie Zackin

John Levy Jo-Ann Maynard Jo-Ann Price Eric Ravid Norman Ravski Henry Resnikoff Alan Reznik Stephen Saltzman Lawrence Shanbrom Craig Sklar Mark Sklarz Jon-Jay Tilsen David Trachten Jim Vlock Stephanie Wain Edward Winnick


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2016-2017 Season Perks

Subscribers enjoy great perks— and help bring cultural events to the broader community. Thank you for subscribing today!

Name listing in all cultural arts publications and in Shalom New Haven

Cultural Arts Subscriber

One ticket to ALL events in cultural arts season, Sept–June Access to subscribers-only receptions and meet-and-greet events

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Reserved priority seating “Fast Pass” no-wait admission

Group Sales Groups of 10 or more should contact the Program Department for discount pricing, (203) 387-2424 x228 or x300.

Individual Tickets

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JCC Member General Public

$150 individual

$300 individual

$250 couple*

$500 couple*

$300 individual

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$550 couple*

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