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Arts & Culture

What counts as "Jewish art" is a debate as old as Judaism itself—do we mean art by Jewish people, art with Jewish themes, or both? And Jewish culture? Which one? Jews have as many cultures as we have communities in which we've lived, from the Ashkenazi world of klezmer music and Yiddish stories from Eastern Europe, to the rhythmic music of the Abayudaya Jews of Uganda, to the spicy foods of the Mizrachi communities in the Middle East.

We're fortunate that Boston offers a broad variety of Jewish artistic and cultural experiences, giving us opportunities to experience Judaism through many different lenses. Let this page be your guide to the Jewish books, music, film, performances, food, languages and more available in our community.

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Thu
Apr
24
JCC Kid's Choice April School Vacation Program
9:00AM - 4:00PM

JCC Kid's Choice April School Vacation Program

Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston
Newton, MA
Cost: $335.00 - Registration is required.
JCC member cost $275, early bird 3 day pricing before April 7 $305/245
From sports and swimming to arts, dance, cooking and rock climbing, kids have their choice of activities at the JCC Kid's Choice April School Vacation Program. Held at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC (333... Read More
Thu
Apr
24
Documentary Film Screening  The Ritchie Boys
1:00PM - 4:00PM

Documentary Film Screening The Ritchie Boys

Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston
Brookline, MA
Cost: $5.00 - Registration is required.
Chased out of Germany by the Nazis, a small group of German Jewish intellectuals exacted the perfect revenge – returning to Europe as U.S. soldiers to defeat the enemy. These... Read More
Thu
Apr
24
Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture
7:00PM - 9:00PM

A Bissel Schlissel Challah Baking Workshop

Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture
Boston, MA
Cost: $18.00 - Registration is required.
Cost $18 per adults
Children $8 dollars
Children under 5 are free
Get set to explore an oft-forgotten Ashkenazic custom – creating key-shaped Challah – with this family-friendly workshop! Hear the story of this Post-Passover tradition and learn just how to make... Read More
Fri
Apr
25
JCC Kid's Choice April School Vacation Program
9:00AM - 4:00PM

JCC Kid's Choice April School Vacation Program

Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston
Newton, MA
Cost: $335.00 - Registration is required.
JCC member cost $275, early bird 3 day pricing before April 7 $305/245
From sports and swimming to arts, dance, cooking and rock climbing, kids have their choice of activities at the JCC Kid's Choice April School Vacation Program. Held at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC (333... Read More
Fri
Apr
25
The Rashi School
1:30PM - 3:00PM

Curious Minds at The Rashi School

The Rashi School
Dedham, MA
Cost: FREE - Registration is required.
RHYTHM + MUSIC FEATURING ALL HANDS DRUMMING Public School Vacation week! Program appropriate for preschoolers and their elementary school siblings. Don’t miss a beat!  Join master drummer Tony Fonseca’s drum... Read More
Fri
Apr
25
Kabbalat Shabbat Friday Night Services with Jeremy Goldberg
6:30PM - 10:30PM

Kabbalat Shabbat Friday Night Services with Jeremy Goldberg

Havurah on The Hill
Boston, MA
Cost: FREE - Registration is required.
Join Havurah on the Hill at the Vilna Shul on April 25th for Kabbalat Shabbat Services and a kosher buffet dinner as we welcome Jeremy Goldberg of Cape Ann Brewing... Read More
Fri
Apr
25
Musical Kabbalat Shabbat
7:00PM - 9:00PM

Musical Kabbalat Shabbat

Temple Ahavath Achim
Gloucester, MA
Cost: FREE - Registration not required.
Join us for the night of Musical Kabbalat Shabbat!
Fri
Apr
25
CTeen Shabbat Dinner
7:00PM - 9:30PM

CTeen Shabbat Dinner

The Chai Center of Brookline
Brookline, MA
Cost: FREE - Registration is required.
Join us for CTeen Brookline's first Exclusive Teen Shabbat Dinner!Enjoy delicious food, great company and spirited shabbat energy with lots of your friends. 4 Course Shabbat Dinner, Mocktails and Dessert Bar. Spend... Read More
Sat
Apr
26
Yavilah McCoy & Alexi Parashcos "Elements of Jewish Gospel"
7:00PM - 9:30PM

Yavilah McCoy & Alexi Parashcos "Elements of Jewish Gospel"

Temple Hillel B'nai Torah
Boston, MA
Cost: $20.00 - Registration is required.
Elements of Jewish Gospel shares a legacy of Jewish music that is unique. Similar to the songs that fueled the Civil Rights movement, this show introduces audiences to African-American-Jewish melodies... Read More
Sun
Apr
27
Temple Chayai Shalom
9:00AM - 12:00PM

Screening & Discussion-No Place on Earth

Temple Chayai Shalom
Easton, MA
Cost: FREE - Registration is required.
  The documentary film, No Place on Earth, tells the story of these brave Jewish men, women and children, living in Ukraine when the German Nazis invaded and occupied this... Read More
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Muse & Schmooze: Watching the Passover Story

Muse & Schmooze: Watching the Passover Story

Passover 2014 hits homes this Monday, and aside from seders and matzah, movies are a great way to get in the holiday spirit. If you... Read More
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Four Questions with Writer Tova Mirvis

Four Questions with Writer Tova Mirvis

Writer Tova Mirvis explores the intersecting lives of an Upper West Side neighborhood in her newest novel “Visible City.” I asked the mother of three... Read More
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The National Center for Jewish Film’s JEWISHFILM.2014  May 1-11

The National Center for Jewish Film’s JEWISHFILM.2014 May 1-11

The National Center for Jewish Film’s JEWISHFILM.2014 May 1-11 17th Annual Film Festival Tickets & Festival Info: WWW.JEWISHFILM.ORG 19 Films from 10 Countries   Museum... Read More
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The Veterans of History – A Fresh Look at Jewish History for Young Adults

The Veterans of History – A Fresh Look at Jewish History for Young Adults

[From the newly-released The Veterans of History by Mitchell Silver] The historian Simon Dubnow called Jews “the veterans of history.” What could he have meant? He... Read More
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Muse & Schmooze: The Story of the Jews

Muse & Schmooze: The Story of the Jews

The first two parts of a new five-part PBS documentary about the history of the Jews aired this week. “The Story of the Jews,” produced... Read More
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Four Questions with Merima Ključo, Composer of “The Sarajevo Haggadah: Music of the Book”

Four Questions with Merima Ključo, Composer of “The Sarajevo Haggadah: Music of the Book”

One of the most anticipated performances of this year’s Boston Jewish Music Festival is this Thursday’s sold-out multimedia performance piece, “The Sarajevo Haggadah: Music of the... Read More
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Muse & Schmooze: Israeli Stars in Boston

Muse & Schmooze: Israeli Stars in Boston

Gitit Shoval stepped into the spotlight at the age of 13 and has been one of Israel’s singing treasures ever since. And while this talented... Read More
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New Center for Arts and Culture

Adina Tal and the Magic of Nalaga’at

Tel Aviv’s Nalaga’at Theater Company Performs Not by Bread AloneThursday, April 3rd at the Paramount Theater   This spring, the Israel-based Nalaga’at Theater Company—an ensemble... Read More
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Four Questions with Saul Kaye, Jewish Blues Musician

Four Questions with Saul Kaye, Jewish Blues Musician

This week and next I’ll be featuring performers from this year’s Boston Jewish Music Festival. This week I chatted with blues musician Saul Kaye, who will... Read More
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Muse & Schmooze: Purim Yoga, Hidden and Revealed

Muse & Schmooze: Purim Yoga, Hidden and Revealed

My friends make fun of me because I’ve been obsessed with holiday mash-ups recently (and you’ll see I’m not alone if you’re also a fan... Read More
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Boston Jewish Film Festival

Boston Jewish Film Festival

The Boston Jewish Film Festival presents the best contemporary films from around the world on Jewish themes at its annual November festival and throughout the year. Through features, shorts, documentaries... Read More
Listed in: Jewish Culture | Film
Boston Workmen's Circle

Boston Workmen's Circle

A vibrant secular intergenerational Jewish community. A voice for social and economic justice. An arts and education center for Yiddish, Jewish, and progressive culture. A Jewish cultural school for children... Read More
Camp Pembroke, a Cohen Camp for GIRLS

Camp Pembroke, a Cohen Camp for GIRLS

The only all-girls, trans-denominational Jewish camp in New England, Camp Pembroke is a unique sisterhood and spirited community. Located near Cape Cod, Pembroke offers a classic summer of fun, sun,... Read More
Center Makor

Center Makor

Center Makor is a Russian-Jewish Center, providing services for Russian Jewish Community of Eastern Massachusetts. We have a variety of programs to serve all tastes and ages.
Ezra USA

Ezra USA

EZRA USA @ Boston is an extra-ordinary movement of Russian-Jewish young adults in Boston. We are the group of energetic Russian-speaking educated young people who like learning about Jewish life... Read More
Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts

Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts

JCAM is a non-profit Jewish cemetery association that owns and manages more than 100 Jewish cemeteries in the Greater Boston area. We strive to: * Ensure the management of Jewish... Read More
Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston

Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston

JCRC promotes a society that reflects the best of American and Jewish values—in Greater Boston, Israel and around the world—by convening and mobilizing the Jewish community. Through advocacy, organizing, service... Read More
Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston

Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston

The JGSGB is dedicated to helping people discover their Jewish family history. We offer monthly educational programs and a comprehensive beginners' course, maintain an extensive collection of research materials, and... Read More
Listed in: Jewish Culture | History
Jewish Women's Archive

Jewish Women's Archive

The mission of the Jewish Women's Archive (JWA) is to uncover, chronicle, and transmit to a broad public the rich history of American Jewish women. A national non-profit organization founded... Read More
Koleinu - Boston's Jewish Community Chorus

Koleinu - Boston's Jewish Community Chorus

Koleinu is an adult, non-audition chorus open to singers of all backgrounds, that provides its members an opportunity to learn, sing and perform Jewish choral music for audiences throughout the... Read More