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BEYOND THE LIVING ROOM

To Life BEYOND THE LIVING ROOM JEWISH ARTS COLLABORATIVE

Get Off Your Tuchus


WELCOME

ABOUT US

While this booklet may look like a catalogue, we’d love for you to consider it an invitation to

The Jewish Arts Collaborative explores and presents the rich, diverse, and creative world of Jewish arts and culture—past, present, and future—to the widest possible audience, in venues across Greater Boston. Through a broad range of programming spanning the traditional to the innovative, we present the finest local, national, and international talent creating artistic work with a distinctive Jewish voice.

an amazing four-month celebration featuring some of the most innovative and impressive artists, writers, musicians, and thinkers in Jewish culture. This fall, you can travel from the Catskills all the way to outer space; find inspiration in an artist’s commitment to paint each of the 613 mitzvot, and in the story of renowned sculptor

FALL WITH THE JEWISH ARTS COLLABORATIVE SEPTEMBER Thurs Sept 8, 6:00 PM

Tues Sept 13, 7:00 PM

Fri Sept 23, 9:30 AM

Fri Sept 30, 6:30 PM

Here I Am with author Jonathan Safran Foer

Make Your Own: Ceramic Honey Pot

Shabbat and Schmooze! Hebrew Letter Jewelry Making

Big Bang Beresheet

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

Potters Studio, Needham

JCC, Newton

Louise Nevelson; share fascinating Shabbat dinners, and celebrate Hanukkah with the entire

OCTOBER

city at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. We’re particularly excited to feature two very

Thurs Oct 20, 7:00 PM

Sat Oct 22, 2:00 PM

Fri Oct 28, 6:30 PM

Harvest to Table: A Pop-Up Sukkot Celebration

Mel Brooks: Back in the Saddle

Catskills Memories with Marisa Scheinfeld

important yet very different legends of Jewish American culture. First, acclaimed author JEWISH ARTS COLLABORATIVE

Jonathan Safran Foer discusses his highly-anticipated new novel, Here I Am. Then, join us for an afternoon with the hilarious Mel Brooks, who will kibitz after a screening of Blazing Saddles.

Branch Line Restaurant, Watertown

1320 Centre Street, Suite 201 Newton Center, MA 02459 617.531.4610 info@jartsboston.org

We look forward to seeing you soon (and often, we hope) and thank you for making sure Jewish arts and culture are alive and well in our community. Happy Fall!

Laura Mandel Executive Director Joey Baron Artistic Director

Facebook: Jewish Arts Collaborative

Instagram: @JArts Boston

Twitter: @JArts Boston

Citi Performing Arts Center’s Wang Theater, Boston

1320 Centre St, Newton

1320 Centre St, Newton

NOVEMBER Thurs Nov 10, 7:00 PM

Sun Nov 13, 2:00 PM

Fri Nov 18, 12:00 PM

Fri Nov 18, 6:30 PM

Tues Nov 29, 7:30 PM

Gary Lucas’ Fleischerei: A Musical Tribute To Max Fleischer Cartoons

Louise Nevelson: Light and Shadow with Laurie Wilson

The Photography of Adi Nes

La Musica Por La Paz (Music for Peace)

The 613: Painting a Path to Understanding Mitzvot

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

Temple Israel, Boston

1320 Centre St, Newton

Temple Emanuel, Newton

DECEMBER Wed Dec 14, 5:00-10:00 PM

Tues Dec 20, 7:00 PM

Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights

Latkes: A Beyond Bubbie’s Kitchen Pop-Up

MFA Boston

Mamaleh’s, Cambridge

Downtown Boston


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Big Bang Beresheit, September 30

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SERIES TICKETS: $139, save $20

INSPIRING ART Catskills Memories, October 28 Louise Nevelson: Light and Shadow, November 13 The 613 with Archie Rand, November 29 SERIES TICKETS: $77, save 10%

Combined Jewish Philanthropies Julie and Ronald M. Druker Myra Musicant and Howard Cohen Polinger Family Foundation Paula Sidman Susan and Jerry Slavet

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SPECIAL THANKS TO

WE REMEMBER FYVUSH FINKEL OCTOBER 9, 1922-AUGUST 14, 2016

The iconic entertainer Fyvush Finkel, who passed away while this brochure was going to press, was scheduled to perform for JArts in a special Catskills Cabaret on October 27th. From a childhood on the Yiddish stage to his many award-winning roles on Broadway and TV, we were excited to present Fyvush and saddened by his passing. May his memory be a blessing and a reminder of how important it is to share Jewish cultural treasures like Finkel with audiences while we can. To learn more about him, visit www.jartsboston.org/latest-news/


FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: DINNER AND DISCUSSION Share delicious Shabbat dinners and inspiring conversations on wide-ranging topics and ideas. All dinners take place at 1320 Centre Street, Suite 301 in Newton Center starting at 6:30 PM. All meals are prepared in a kosher kitchen but without certified supervision.

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Friday, September 30

Friday, October 28

Friday, November 18

BIG BANG BERESHEET

CATSKILLS MEMORIES WITH PHOTOGRAPHER MARISA SCHEINFELD

LA MUSICA POR LA PAZ (MUSIC FOR PEACE)

Just in time for Rosh Hashanah — the birthday of the world according to Jewish mystics — we’ll have a fascinating conversation about science and faith with MIT’s Dr. Jeff Hoffman and Rabbi Leslie Gordon. Dr Hoffman, NASA’s first Jewish astronaut, has logged more than 1,211 hours in space, and was the first person to read Bereisheit (Genesis) in space. Rabbi Gordon is an accomplished educator whose work has focused on all phases of family life at InterfaithFamily/Boston, the Jewish Discovery Institute, Mayyim Hayyim, and several area synagogues.

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 slides and stories, Marisa will share the personal inspiration and impact of this project. Bring your Catskills stories to share, too, and enjoy a smorgasbord of smoked fish, blintzes, salads, and sweets that would make any Catskills chef proud.

Considered one of the greatest cellists in history, Pablo Casals (1876-1973) was a lifelong advocate for human rights. When the fascist Franco came to power in Spain, Casals went into exile and declared that he would not play music during Franco’s rule. In exile, Casals developed a fascinating relationship with the Jewish community and Israel. Visiting Harvard scholar Pedro Reina Pérez, an award-winning historian, will share his deep interest in Casals’ relationship with the Jewish community. Adding to the evening, Israeli-Mexican cellist Michal Shein of Boston’s Discovery Ensemble will perform Casals’ music and participate in the conversation.


SEPTEMBER Thursday, September 8

Friday, September 23

HERE I AM: READING & CONVERSATION WITH AUTHOR JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER

SHABBAT & SCHMOOZE! HEBREW LETTER JEWELERY MAKING Spend the morning with PJ Library and JArts with interactive games for the kids, and coffee and conversation for the adults. Laura Mandel will teach us how to make a custom piece of jewelry using Hebrew letter metal stamps and wire. End the morning with Shabbat singing, challah, and grape juice for all. For young children up to 3 years old.

Celebrate Here I Am, acclaimed author Jonathan Safran Foer’s first novel in 11 years. Through reading and conversation, Foer will touch on the plot and themes of the novel - a story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis as a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a pan-Arab invasion of Israel. Foer is best known for his novels Everything Is Illuminated (2002), Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2005), and for his non-fiction work Eating Animals (2009). Presented in partnership with the Brookline Booksmith. LOCATION: Coolidge Corner Theatre 290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446

TIME: 6:00 PM

TICKETS: $31, includes a copy of the book

LOCATION: Leventhal-Sidman JCC 333 Nahanton Street Newton, MA 02459

Tuesday, September 13

MAKE YOUR OWN: CERAMIC HONEY POT Design a piece of Judaica that any apple slice would be proud to be dipped in. Using pinch pot techniques, colored skins, and clay etching, pots will be fired in time for Rosh Hashanah. LOCATION: The Potters Shop & School 31 Thorpe Rd. Needham Heights, MA 02494

TIME: 7:00 PM TICKETS: $45

Limited space, suitable for children 10+ with an adult.

TIME: 9:30 AM

TICKETS: Open to everyone $10 per family.


OCTOBER

Saturday, October 22

MEL BROOKS: BACK IN THE SADDLE 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

Thursday, October 20

all time, will be presented on the big screen

HARVEST TO TABLE: A POP-UP SUKKOT CELEBRATION

followed by a conversation and audience Q&A

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 Learning and Leadership will share insight into the holiday as we dine on the patio (à la sukkah), savor the seasonal bounty, and explore the rituals and mysticism of the Sukkot harvest festival.

a part of this unique event.

LOCATION: Branch Line, 321 Arsenal St Watertown, MA 02472

TIME: 2:00 PM

TIME: 7:00 PM

with Mel Brooks himself. JArts thanks the Citi Performing Arts Center for inviting us to be

TICKETS: $75

LOCATION: CITI Wang 270 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116

TICKETS: Orchestra: $125 Mezzanine: $99

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NOVEMBER Thursday, November 10

Friday, November 18

GARY LUCAS’ FLEISCHEREI: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO MAX FLEISCHER CARTOONS

THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF ADI NES Israeli Adi Nes is one of the most important photographers today. His work explores complex issues of Israeli identity, ethnicity, and masculinity. Join Adi for an intimate and special downtown luncheon for photography and art collectors.

Watch 35mm prints of original Max Fleischer cartoons (Betty Boop, Koko the clown and Popeye) with live music by guitar wizard Gary Lucas and the vocals of Tamar Korn. Q&A follows with

Sunday, November 13

the musicians about this project and the role

LOUISE NEVELSON: LIGHT & SHADOW A CONVERSATION WITH LAURIE WILSON

Jewish animators and composers played in early pop culture. Co-presented with the Boston Jewish Film Festival.

How does a Yiddish-speaking young girl in Maine become one of the most important artists of the 20th century? Learn the incredible story of Louise Nevelson’s life, inspirations, and impact on the art world with art historian and psychoanalyst Laurie Wilson, who conducted hours of interviews with Nevelson and her circle. The event includes an exploration of Nevelson’s Sky Covenant sculpture at the entrance of Temple Israel, one of only three public Nevelson works in Massachusetts.

LOCATION: Coolidge Corner Theatre 290 Harvard St Brookline MA 02446

TIME: 6:30

TICKETS: $35

LOCATION: Temple Israel 477 Longwood Ave Boston, MA 02215

TIME: 2:00 PM

TICKETS: $15 $49 including book

LOCATION: Downtown Boston, address given upon RSVP

TIME: 12:00 PM

TICKETS: Interested? Call or email Sunny Stich, sunnys@jartsboston.org 617.531.4610

Tuesday, November 29

THE 613: PAINTING A PATH TO UNDERSTANDING MITZVOT “The painter Archie Rand likes to work big,” said the New York Times. “He tackles big themes. But nothing prepared the art world for ‘The 613,’ his series of 613 paintings, one for each Jewish commandment.” As Rand states, “There are Hasidic stories of children who whistle in synagogue because they don’t know how to pray or of soldiers who can only recite the alphabet knowing that heaven will rearrange their spoken letters into prayers. ‘The 613’ is one of those whistles.” Join us as Rand explores pieces of his 613 works and his endless efforts to find artistic inspiration in his own Jewish identity. LOCATION: Temple Emanuel of Newton 385 Ward St Newton, MA 02459

TIME: 7:30 PM

TICKETS: $18


DECEMBER Tuesday, December 20

LATKES: BEYOND BUBBIE’S KITCHEN POP-UP

Mishegas FOR THE WHOLE

mishpachah

Sour cream or apple sauce? Regular or sweet potatoes? Leeks or carrots? When it comes to latkes, everyone has an opinion. Get your hands dirty as we learn what it takes to attain latke greatness with the chefs of Mamaleh’s Delicatessen, Boston’s newest Jewish deli.

Wednesday, December 14

HANUKKAH: THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS Don’t miss the 3rd annual community celebration of the Festival of Lights. Explore the MFA and enjoy holiday themed performances with contemporary klezmer by Ezekiel’s Wheels, chamber music by the Niggun Ensemble, and a camp style sing-a-long with cantor and clarinet player Becky Wexler. Craft projects and stories for the whole family, gallery talks, a newly-commissioned virtual reality demonstration, and special dance performances all make this the most cultured and innovative Hanukkah party in town.

LOCATION: Museum of Fine Arts 465 Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02115

TIME: 5-10:00 PM

TICKETS: FREE; skip the line to enter the MFA if you’re a museum member

LOCATION: Mamaleh’s 1 Kendall Square Cambridge, MA 02139

TIME: 7:00 PM

TICKETS: $35


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Complimentary Tickets for the Fall 2016/Spring 2017 Season

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A complimentary book & CD by a featured artist in the Fall 2016/Spring 2017 Season

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STAFF

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Make winter fly by.

Laura Mandel, Executive Director

Howard Cohen, Chair

Fred Ledley

Jim Ball, Director of Communications

Daniel Navisky, Clerk

Bonnie Margulies

David Orlinoff, Treasurer

Michael Miller

Lorre Polinger, Vice Chair

Hankus Netsky

Sari Anne Rapkin, Vice Treasurer

Suzanne G. Priebatsch

Robert L. Beal

Gloria Rose

Barry Bluestone

Alan Rottenberg

Sunny Stich, Development Consultant

Steven Cohen

Janet Sanders

Jeffrey Werner, Graphic Designer

Ronald M. Druker

James Segel

Lara Freishtat

Barry Shrage

Leslie Gaffin

Paula Sidman

Harriet Goldin

Gerald Slavet

Rosalind Gorin

Kevin Steinberg

Alison Hammer

Barry Weisman

Morris Housen

Howard Wolk

Joey Baron, Artistic Director Sara Brookner, Director of Engagement Marissa Gross, Office Manager Matt Hoffman, Bookkeeper

JEWISH ARTS COLLABORATIVE

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

BEYOND BUBBIE’S KITCHEN

A CELEBRATION OF YEHUDI WYNER

Taste creative interpretations of traditional Jewish cuisine by some of Boston’s most acclaimed chefs.

Few Pulitzer Prize-winning composers are as proudly inspired by their Jewishness as Boston’s own Yehudi Wyner. Enjoy Yehudi’s performance of some of his favorite compositions with an array of special guests.

LOCATION: Back Bay Events Center

LOCATION: Jordan Hall


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