Arts & Culture

Best of the Fest: A Four-Part Series

Missed the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival last summer? The JCC East Bay is thrilled to partner with the Jewish Film Institute to bring four of their best films to venues across the East Bay. This series highlights fan-favorite films centered around social justice, identity, stardom, and love.

Bobbi Jene
Thursday, June 7, 7 PM
California Theatre, Downtown Berkeley

"I want to get to that place where I have no strength to hide anything." After a decade of stardom in Israel as a part of the illustrious Batsheva Dance Company, dancer / choreographer Bobbi Jene Smith at age 30 pursues a solo career in the U.S. Winner of the Best Documentary prize at the Tribeca Film Festival, Bobbi Jene is a portrait of a dancer which is an unflinching, wondrous and embarrassing as life itself. Note: contains nudity.

Don't miss out.

This program made possible in part by a grant from the Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund. 

 

 

Mixtape, Vol 4: Amplify 
Presented by Oakland Symphony and JCC East Bay

Thursday, June 14, 7:30 PM
Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door - Buy advance tickets here
All ages welcome

Oakland Symphony invites you to experience Mixtape - an experimental, boundary-pushing, musical series curated exclusively for Oakland. We’re gathering our favorite local artists together in intimate venues to explore the sights, sounds, and voices of our town in a mashup of genres that defies boundaries and creates new connections between artists and audience.

Mixtape, Vol 4: Amplify is here to turn the volume up! Co-presented by the JCC East Bay, Amplify upholds historically marginalized and silenced voices, creating a space for expression and collaboration across genres and backgrounds. Co-curated by True Skool, Amplify showcases the talents of Hip Hop for Change Emcees Khafre Jay and Rico Pabon, each in a set of their own verses, backed by a collaboration of Jazz Mafia and Oakland Symphony players in a mashup of musical histories. With an a cappella chorus from Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir interwoven between sets through the evening singing traditional spirituals, Amplify will cross cultural and geographic backgrounds as the Symphony brings some of the best of Oakland up to Berkeley. Come together at the JCC East Bay for the last Mixtape of the season!

 

 

 

Past Programs:

Hot Mess Kitchen: A Book Party
with Gabi Moskowitz and Miranda Berman

Little Stones
A Jewish Film Fest Event
Sponsored by the JCC East Bay

Bending the Arc
A Jewish Film Fest Event
Sponsored by the JCC East Bay

Body and Soul: An American Bridge
A Jewish Film Fest Event
Sponsored by the JCC East Bay

Stay Amazed
with Berkeley Arts Ambassador Susan Duhan Felix

What We Carry With Us: A Refugee Storytelling Lab
with Guest Curator Citizen Film

Celebrating Brit Shalom 
with Lisa Braver Moss

Jewish and Indigenous Communities: Lessons from Standing Rock
With Lehrhaus Judaica

Masha Gessen on Truth, Lies, and Totalitarianism in Russia and the U.S.
A Bay Area Book Festival Event
Sponsored by the JCC East Bay

Absurd and Hilarious: Stories About Money
A Bay Area Book Festival Event
Sponsored by the JCC East Bay

More Courage
with Jewish Women's Theatre

The Kvetchy Cowboys Ride Again! 
with Gerry Tenney and Arje Shaw

No Way Out: a Play by Susan Printz Shear

Sanctuary for All: Refugee Crisis Community Update
with Jewish Family & Community Services East Bay

Beyond Bubbe: A Taste of the Old East
with Reboot and JIMENA7

Roomies: Living Together
with Israel Story and Jewish National Fund

The Amy X-Perience
with Guest Curator Amy X Neuburg 

In the Belly of the Beast
with Jay Michaelson

Jewish Winemakers
with Guest Curator Alix Wall

Barry in Context: Film Screening and Discussion
with Adam Mansbach and W. Kamau Bell