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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
17
JCC Kid's Choice Passover Vacation Program
9:00AM - 4:00PM

JCC Kid's Choice Passover Vacation Program

Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston
Newton, MA
Cost: $240.00 - Registration is required.
JCC member cost $220. Early bird 2 day pricing before April 1 is $200/$180.
From sports and swimming to arts, dance, cooking and rock climbing, kids have their choice of activities at the JCC Kid's Choice Passover Vacation Program. Held at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC (333 Nahanton... Read More
Thu
Apr
17
North Shore Premiere - The J Street Challenge
7:30PM - 9:30PM

North Shore Premiere - The J Street Challenge

Lappin Foundation
Marblehead, MA
Cost: FREE - Registration not required.
North shore premier of the documentary, The J Street Challenge.  The J Street Challenge, a production of Americans for Peace & Tolerance, examines the rise of a well-funded activist organization... Read More
Fri
Apr
18
JCC Kid's Choice Passover Vacation Program
9:00AM - 4:00PM

JCC Kid's Choice Passover Vacation Program

Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston
Newton, MA
Cost: $240.00 - Registration is required.
JCC member cost $220. Early bird 2 day pricing before April 1 is $200/$180.
From sports and swimming to arts, dance, cooking and rock climbing, kids have their choice of activities at the JCC Kid's Choice Passover Vacation Program. Held at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC (333 Nahanton... Read More
Fri
Apr
18
Congregation Beth Israel (Andover)
7:00PM - 9:00PM

Shabbat Chai at CBI

Congregation Beth Israel (Andover)
Andover, MA
Cost: FREE - Registration not required.
The community is invited to welcome Shabbat at a special “Shabbat Chai at CBI” service. Talented musicians from the congregation will provide music to accompany congregational singing during the service.... Read More
Sat
Apr
19
Tot Shabbat @ TI
10:30AM - 12:00PM

Tot Shabbat @ TI

Temple Israel of Natick
Natick, MA
Cost: FREE - Registration is required.
Join us for Tot Shabbat @ Temple Israel of Natick! All are welcome. Stories, songs, snacks, & fun! The 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month, 10:30-noon! Tot Shabbat &... Read More
Sun
Apr
20
Kosher L'Pesach Jazz Brunch
10:00AM - 1:00PM

Kosher L'Pesach Jazz Brunch

Ahavath Torah Congregation
Stoughton, MA
Cost: $20.00 - Registration is required.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 5-12. Cost at the door are $25 for adults and $15 per child. Reservations close on April 13; seating is limited. Pre-payment is strongly advised. New members signing up at the introductory rate of $95
Great music and delicious breakfast will go hand in hand at Stoughton's Ahavath Torah Congregation's (ATC's) Ninth Annual Passover Jazz Brunch. The synagogue's brotherhood has brought back this signature event... Read More
Mon
Apr
21
Jewish Family Service of Metrowest
7:00PM - 9:00PM

Seize The Dream Online Auction

Jewish Family Service of Metrowest
Framingham, MA
Cost: FREE - Registration is required.
Seize the Dream 2014   HonoringEllie and Barry Shrage, Robin Welch, and Leslie and Jonathan Gerber________________________________________________________________________JOIN US  May 4, 2014 Sheraton Framingham Hotel Visit www.jfsmw.org to reserve tickets, purchase a Special Friends... Read More
Tue
Apr
22
Tremont Street Shul 20s&30s
8:30PM - 10:00PM

HametzFest

Tremont Street Shul 20s&30s
Somerville, MA
Cost: $12.00 - Registration is required.
Bowling (including shoe rental) is $12. Please bring cash for that and any pizza/drinks you'd like.
Ring out Pesach with us on the REAL bread of freedom! We'll gather at 8:30pm at Sacco's in Davis Square (45 Day St, Somerville, MA 02144). Bread, pizza, and bowling--... Read More
Wed
Apr
23
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
Wed
Apr
23
Intermediate Hebrew for Adults
10:30AM - 12:30PM

Intermediate Hebrew for Adults

Temple Emeth
Brookline, MA
Cost: $30.00 - Registration is required.
$30/Temple Emeth members; $40/non-members
A course in Hebrew language for intermediate level students. Areas of study include grammatical constructs, contemporary phrasing and colloquialisms, and oral language. Lessons are conducted in Hebrew.
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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