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.

 

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

 

JUNE


 

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

 

 

Local Food

June 30

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

Artists and programs are subject to change.

 

Past Programs

APRIL


 

Holiday Preparation

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

 

Music

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

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

 

MARCH


 

Local Food

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

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)

 

FEBRUARY


 

Film/Conversation

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

 

JANUARY


Theater

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

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Music

January 28
Sinai Sessions: Darshan
Beats by Bambi

In Residence: Jewish Studio Project