Arts & Culture

CONTEXT: Tracks in Jewish Culture

We are thrilled to introduce the JCC’s inaugural season of new arts and cultural programs. Through music, film, and literary events, we offer a multitude of ways to explore Jewish culture, identity, and history. These public programs are designed in partnership with Guest Curators and Artists-in-Residence: brilliant, local, cultural leaders who conceive of new arts experiences just for the JCC East Bay.

FEBRUARY


 

Film/Conversation

February 18
Potsdam Revisited: Overture to the Cold War
Film screening, violin/ piano performance, and discussion
In Residence: Citizen Film

 

MARCH


 

Music

March 10
Rosh Khodesh: New Moon Gather
In Residence: Book of J
Jewlia Eisenberg and Jeremiah Lockwood
(Also see April 9 and May 9)

 

Local Food

March 15
The Evolution of Delis
Presented in partnership with Saul’s, Lehrhaus Judaica, and Contra Costa Jewish Film Festival.

APRIL


 

Music

April 7
Sinai Sessions: Miriam Raziel
In Residence: The Jewish Studio Project

April 9
Rosh Khodesh: New Moon Gather
In Residence: Book of J
Jewlia Eisenberg and Jeremiah Lockwood
(Also see May 9)

Holiday Preparation

April 17
Dare to Prepare: Reaching Toward the Outstretched Arm
In Residence: The Jewish Studio Project

 

MAY


 

Film/Conversation

May 5
An Evening with Sholem Aleichem
In Residence: Citizen Film

Music

May 9
Rosh Khodesh: New Moon Gather
In Residence: Book of J
Jewlia Eisenberg and Jeremiah Lockwood

May 21
Jewish Cover Concert Series: Lord, Get Me High: Shlomo Carlebach Reinterpreted
Guest Curator: Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell

Local Food

Flavors of Oakland: A Cookbook in 20 Stories by Anya Ku and Elazar Sontag
Guest Curator and Program Moderator: Alix Wall 
Stay Tuned for Details 

JUNE


 

June 4
Jewish Cover Concert Series: Might & Power: Debbie Friedman Reinterpreted
Guest Curator: Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell

 

 

Artists and programs are subject to change.


 

From Our Friends  

February 21
Enchanted Journey with Piyut 
Experiential Workshop for Educators and Beyond
Presented by Jewish Learning Works, Led by Rabbi Tsipora Gabai and Vavi Toran

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February 27
Jewish Film Institute’s third annual WinterFest

 

Past Programs

JANUARY


Music

January 28
Sinai Sessions: Darshan
Beats by Bambi

In Residence: Jewish Studio Project

Theater

January 30
Mrs. Reiff & the Counterfeit Shop
Staged Reading By Stephanie Anne Johnson
Guest Curator: Susan Duhan Felix

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