Jim Ball is the director of communications at the Jewish Arts Collaborative. He grew up in New York and New Jersey (exit 13), majored in music education in college, moved to Boston in 1971, worked odd jobs and did journalism, landed a job at the Harvard News Office, moved into PR work in state government for Boston City Council, did a stint as press secretary for the MBTA and then the dreaded private sector. All along, he kept up his love and involvement with music. He had an idea for a Jewish music festival, met Joey Baron and the rest, as they say….
4/17/2019 Top Pick
We asked eminent poet and critic Lloyd Schwartz, one of the judges in our #JArtsLiberty project, to reflect on the choice of Yehuda Amichai’s poem.
4/2/2019 Top Pick
2/20/2019 Top Pick
Eight-time James Beard Foundation Award nominee and recipient of numerous other awards, Michael Leviton reflects on a trip to Israel and its cuisine.
1/8/2019 Top Pick
10/24/2018 Top Pick
4/25/2018 Top Pick
2/10/2017 Top Pick
We asked Chubby Chickpea owner Avi Shemtov to tell us a bit about what exactly Sephardic food is. Here’s what he had to share.
11/14/2016 Top Pick
The Borscht Belt comes alive this Friday, Oct. 28th, as JArts presents Catkskills Memories with photographer Marisa Scheinfeld.
As we planned our 2016 Fall Season, we eagerly awaited an evening of song, shtick, and reminiscences of the Catskills from Fyvush Finkel.
Tonight (Saturday, March 12), the Boston Jewish Music Festival concert rocked the Berklee Performance Center. We floated. We soared. The Divine Sparks concert was truly a magnificent experience. Featuring...
Tonight's (Thursday, March 10) Boston Jewish Music Festival concert, Yemen Blues, was a true gem. If you missed it, you missed a major force in Jewish and world music....