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Wednesday, November 1, 10 a.m.JoinJoy Gordonfor creative, interactive classes using meditation, storytelling, and art inCreating Holy Spaces from the Inside Out with Insights from Kabbalah and Mussar.Held again onNovember 15, the classes take place at Sharei Chesed (1712 Hopkins Crossroad, Minnetonka). FFI:firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, November 3, 5 p.m. It’s Open Studio Weekend at California Dreamin' (2205 California St. NE, Mpls) where you can hearSusan Weinbergspeak about her bookWe Spoke Jewish: A Legacy in Storyand view the art in the book. California Dreamin’ continues through Sunday, November 5. FFI: wespokejewish.com
Friday, November 3, 7:30 p.m.Arts Midwest World Fest presentsSofi and the Baladisat the Sheldon Theater (443 W 3rd St, Red Wing). Journey through time to explore ancient Samaritan songs and a timeless search for balance, understanding, and belonging. Blending cultures and styles, this soulful ensemble connects you to the heart of Israel. FFI:sheldontheatre.org
Friday, November 3, 8 p.m.The Cedar Cultural Center (416 Cedar Ave S, Mpls) presentsWOMEN OF THE WORLD UNITEfeaturingYael Deckelbaumand special guest Tamar Eisenman. Deckelbaum is an award-winning Israeli/Canadian singer-songwriter and activist. In the years of 2015 -2016 she found her calling as an activist, initiating the social/musical journey “The Road Home” together with other social protest leaders. FFI:thecedar.org
Saturday, November 4, 6:00 p.m.Dramatic, never-before-seen footage & sports luminaries appear in this new documentary about the underdog Israeli basketball team that toppled a giant and brought hope to a country in turmoil. Watch the screening ofOn The Mapat Bet Shalom Congregation (13613 Orchard Rd, Hopkins). FFI:betshalom.org
Saturday, November 4, 7:00 p.m.The Film Society of Minneapolis-St. Paul screens veteran filmmakerAndrei Konchalovsky’slatest, Paradise,at St. Anthony Main Theatre (125 Main St SE, Mpls). This Holocaust-themed drama is Russia’s official submission for Best Foreign Film at the Academy Awards. Mention Rimon when you buy a ticket and you’ll get a discount. The film runs through November 9. FFI:mspfilm.org
Sunday, November 5, 9:45 a.m.Professor Stacy Beckwith from Carleton College leads a discussion onmedieval Sephardic poetryat Beth El Synagogue (5225 Barry St W, Mpls). This session will be an illuminating preparation for Tamara Nadel’s dance performance onNovember 16. FFI:besyn.org
Sunday, November 5, 10 a.m.Or Emet (768 Hamline Ave S, St. Paul) hostsCia Sautterfor a feminist reimagining of the Golem story inThe Golmah Project: Seeking Justice in Jewish Spirituality.Using performance and discussion, her presentation includes excerpts from her “Golmah” project and incorporate ideas of tikkun olam from Kabbalah. FFI:oremet.org
Sunday, November 5, 1 p.m.ExploreRimon’s Artist Salon Seriesthat brings prominent Jewish artists from many disciplines in lively dialogue with audiences. First in the series isBreaking Free: BRKFST Dance Company @ JSB TEK BOX.The Salon features Lisa “MonaLisa” Berman and her innovative, break dance-inspired company BRKFST in performance and in conversation at the JSB TEK BOX at the Cowles Center for Dance (528 Hennepin Ave, Mpls). The moderator is singer-songwriter Adam Levy. Tickets are available atrimonmn.orgor952-381-3449.
Monday, November 6, 7:30 p.m.Enjoy nourishment of the body and soul at Black Dog Restaurant and Bar (308 Prince Street, St. Paul) with a reading ofTRANSFORMATION, RESISTANCE, AND REPAIR: A Reading of New Workbyauthor Alison Morseas well asLisa Marie Brimmerand Paula Cisewski.FFI:blackdogstpaul.com
Tuesday, November 7, 7:30 p.m.Chilean songwriterNano Sternperforms at The Cedar Cultural Center (416 Cedar Ave S, Mpls) withMatt Jennings.Stern is the grandson of Jewish refugees who fled persecution. His family’s experience and the traditions of nueva cancion inform his thrilling music. FFI:thecedar.org
Sunday, November 12, 2 p.m.The Sabes JCC’s Tychman Shapiro Gallery & Shared Walls Exhibition Area (4330 Cedar Lake Rd, Mpls) host an opening forA Half-Century of Art by William SchulmanandShirley Siegel Schulman.The Schulmans’ work spans a variety of media and subject matter, offering a rich visual experience. The exhibition, on view throughDecember 20, spans over 50 years of work. FFI:email@example.com
Through November 12.Painting with watercolor on paper, Israeli artistKeren Kroulcreates dense and detailed organic formations. Vibrant and colorful, her paintings contain clusters of meticulously drawn geometric shapes, revealing depth as they overlap. The work is on view at the Rochester Art Center (40 Civic Center Dr SE, Rochester). FFI:rochesterartcenter.org
Through November 12.A gripping and entertaining comedy,Church & Stateexplores the drama after a popular Republican senator lets slip to a blogger his thoughts on God...three days before the vote. Can his Jewish staffer keep the campaign from spinning out of control? Find out at the Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (1978 Ford Pkwy, St Paul). FFI:mnjewishtheatre.org
Wednesday, November 15, 7 p.m.Best-selling authorAnne Fadimanreads from her new book,The Wine Lover’s Daughter, at A-Mill Artist Lofts Performance Hall (315 Main St. SE, Mpls). Ostensibly about the wine cellar of her famous father, the critic Clifton Fadiman, her real subject is the complicated and deeply tender relation of father and daughter. FFI:raintaxi.com
Thursday, November 16, 7 p.m.Clear the mind of chatter, open the doors of the heart, and focus attention on the present moment withContemplative Chantingat Beth Jacob Congregation (1179 Victoria Curve, St Paul), led bySara Lynn Newberger.FFI:beth-jacob.org
Thursday, November 16, 7 p.m.Jewish literature is celebrated at Bad Weather Brewing Company (414 7th St W, St Paul) in honor ofJewish Book Monthwith local authors and local beers. Featured writers includeHarley Dresner, Miriam Karmel, S.J. Schwaidelson,andSusan Weinberg. FFI:stpauljcc.org
Thursday, November 16 7:30 p.m.Haven’t I Hidden Your Name?is a new dance work rooted in the writings of the Spanish Jewish poets of Spain’s Golden Age and explored through the movement language of Bharatanatyam dance. Presented by Beth El Synagogue (5225 Barry St W, St Louis Park) with choreography by Ranee Ramaswamy, the piece is performed by dancerTamara Nadeland vocalistsCantor Audrey Abramsand Vinod Krishnan. FFI:besyn.org
Sunday, November 19, 9:45 a.m.Explore the world of Torah through the artist's lens withRabbi Davisat Beth El Synagogue (5225 Barry St W, St. Louis Park). The class,From Rembrandt to Rashi, meets monthly on Sunday mornings. FFI:besyn.org
Sunday, November 19, 10:00 a.m.Dancer and scholarJudith Brin Ingbershows pictures of the famous Klezmer Festival she recently attended in Weimer, Germany. Dorothy Marden will give additional historical perspective.Rita Luskyrounds out the morning with a freylakh sing-along at the Sabes JCC (4330 Cedar Lake Rd, Mpls). FFI:952-544-5423
ThroughNovember 30.Twin Cities-based artistSandra Brickhas created mounted dioramas to illustrate the memoir of her husband, Fred Amram, whose Jewish family fled to the United States from Nazi Germany. Incorporating mixed media and fiber techniques, the art is on display at Mount Zion Temple (1300 Summit Avenue, St. Paul). FFI:mzion.org
ThroughNovember 30.During the 1930s, racism and anti-Semitism were sanctioned, and political surveillance was a part of campus life at the University of Minnesota.A Campus Divided: Progressives, Anti-Communists, Racism and Anti-Semitism at the University of Minnesota 1930-1942is on view at the Elmer L. Andersen Library (222 21st Ave. S., Mpls). Everyone should see it. FFI:continuum.umn.edu
Sunday, December 3, 1 p.m.As Chanukah and the season of miracles approach, explore these questions through science, midrash, philosophy, Zohar, and Torah. Using visual and written art to respond to what you learn,Miracles: An Afternoon of Jewish Arts and Learningis taught byRabbi Sim Glaser, Lynda Monick-IsenbergandTalia Youngat the Sabes JCC (4330 Cedar Lake Rd, Mpls). FFI:ttsp.org
1. The American Guild of Judaic Arthas partnered with the Marcus JCC of Atlanta for an exhibition in spring 2018. The group art exhibition is open to all members of the American Guild of Judaic Art in good standing. All media will be accepted and artists can submit 3 pieces for jurying. The deadline to submit work isNovember 15. FFI:firstname.lastname@example.org
2.St. Louis Park’s Friends of the Arts is seeking 8 artists to participate in its newCity Art Labprogram. Each artist will lead at least one 2-4 hour workshop with 12-24 participants and contribute to a collaborative public art installation with the other artists and workshop participants. Workshops will teach participants about the artist's chosen art form/style/medium, teach techniques, offer guided practice time, instruction on how to practice at home, and conclude with a collaborative contribution to a public art installation. Friends of the Arts will provide a stipend and purchase workshop materials. Application deadline:November 19. FFI:email@example.com
3.Join remarkable Jewish musicians, writers, visual artists, curators, and performing artists who have already registered for this powerful retreat led by Arlene Goldbard, nationally known writer, speaker, and cultural activist. The retreat is limited to 20 artists of all disciplines—visual, performing, literary, multimedia, or your own definition—who identify as Jewish. It will feature discussions; lively, interactive group study; hands-on workshops using many art forms; opportunities to collaborate; studio/solo time; and sessions focusing on participants' own concerns and aspirations. The approach is pleasure and purpose aligned: fun, stimulating, mind-opening, and meaningful at once.December 3-7in Sante Fe, NM. Sign up at sfai.org/jar/
4.The Bronfman Fellowshipis among the most prestigious programs available to outstanding Jewish students of all backgrounds who are in their junior year of high school. The purpose of the Fellowship is to invest in a cohort of talented young Jews who will become leaders in all areas of Jewish and public life. The program includes an all-expenses-paid five-week trip to Israel and two seminars in New York City where Fellows explore Jewish identity, Jewish ideas, and connect to other young Jews from both Israel and North America. Application deadline: January 4, 2018. FFI: bronfman.org
5.Whether you write for voices, electronics or instruments, are a singer/songwriter or improviser, hip-hop artist or sound designer… Students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to apply with a single composition in any genre or style toThe American Composers Forum's NextNotes® High School Composition Awards. Each year, six NextNotes Composers receive: mentorship from professional composers and musicians over a two-day workshop, flights to/from the workshop, room/board during the workshop, a public concert of the winning works, a scholarship of$1,000to be used for formal composition studies, a recording of the culminating concert, free Finale software, and more. Deadline:January 8, 2018, 11:59 PMCentral. FFI: composersforum.org/education/nextnotes/
6. Kol HaOt - a Jerusalem-based organization that combines the arts with Jewish themes, history and ideas -- welcomes visual artists who are fascinated with Judaism’s rich sources, to apply to our Artist in Residence program. The artist will be given a spacious working spaceat no costto work on creative artwork(s) that explore the intersection of the arts, Judaism and Jewish sources. The Kol HaOt center is located in the inspiring `Chutzot HaYotzer Artists Colony’, just outside Jerusalem’s Old City walls, in a quiet, yet urban atmosphere. Kol HaOt staff will provide logistic and administrative assistance and familiarity with the local artistic cultural and religious scenes. The artist will work daily in an artistically, culturally and historically rich environment, and will interact with gallery visitors and the Kol HaOt team. No deadline: applications accepted on an ongoing basis. Short term residency, from 1 to 4 months.FFI:kolhaot.com
7. The American Guild of Judaic Artcelebrates the rich diversity and sacred beauty of Judaic art around the world. Its goal is to establish a community for those who are inspired to fulfill the commandment of hiddur mitzvah by creating, collecting, and exhibiting Jewish art. The Guild hosts an artists roster of international talent and offers online educational opportunities. Among the artists whose work is featured at its website is Minnesota-based glass artist Claude Riedel. FFI:jewishart.org
8. St. Mary’s Universityoffers aMaster's in Arts and Cultural Management, offering flexible part-time or full-time options with evening and weekend courses available. Gain real-world knowledge and experience from faculty and guest speakers who work in the field. Classroom learning covers the full spectrum of responsibilities that confront those who work in the culture sector, from fund development and marketing to nonprofit legal issues. Move through the program with a cohort of fellow students and build a network of professional colleagues along the way. Courses include a long-term residency where students gain management-level experience in the Twin Cities arts community. FFI:www.smumn.edu/graduate-home/areas-of-study/graduate-school-of-business-technology/ma-in-arts-cultural-management
9. Do you know someone with a passion for the arts and Jewish culture? Someone who is eager to translate that passion into a career? If so, consider enrolling inGeorge Washington University’s Master's in Experiential Education and Jewish Cultural Arts program, a unique degree program that brings together faculty from Museum Education and Judaic Studies to train the next generation of professionals in the growing field of Jewish arts and culture. Qualified applicants may also receive up to 85 percent tuition support with a grant from the Jim Joseph Foundation. FFI:firstname.lastname@example.org
10. Masa Israel Journeyconnects Jewish young adults to gap year, study abroad, post-college, and volunteer programs. Some Masa Israel programs of note include theRimonMusic Experience, WUJS Israel Arts-Tel Aviv and Dance Jerusalem. Through these immersive experiences, lasting between five and twelve months, participants develop a deep, personal connection to Israel and Jewish life. FFI:email@example.com
11. Volunteering is a great way to experience all that theMuseum of Russian Arthas to offer, while supporting in the mission to engage, enlighten, and educate through the artwork of Russia at the same time. There are a range of opportunities available, and volunteers receive a host of great benefits. FFI: tmora.org
12. Springboard for the Arts’ Emergency Relief Fundexists to help cover unexpected emergency expenses due to loss from fire, theft, health emergency, or other catastrophic, career-threatening events. Artists who can demonstrate an artistic history and need, may access up to $500 to meet or defray such expenses. Payment is made directly to the creditor, not to the artist. FFI:651-379-0871
13. The St. Paul JCChosts a weekly class ofIsraeli folk dancingtaught by master teacher Shira Schwartz. The class is open to both novice and expert every Tuesday evening at7 p.m.FFI:651-255-4736
14.For those with little to no prior art experience but who wish to learn or perfect their techniques, join theSabes JCCongoing art class“Let’s Paint, Draw and Have Fun,”led by instructor Lou Kotlarz. The class meets every Monday at10 a.m.FFI:firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Paul JCC Symphony 2015-2016 Season
One of the oldest community ensembles in the country dedicated to classical repertoire, the St. Paul JCC Symphony performs three free concerts each season. Guests are encouraged to meet the conductor in the JCC Library prior to performances. Special bonus this year: an afternoon concert especially for the young (and the young at heart).
Enjoy classical music without having to pay for parking. The St. Paul JCC Symphony season generally runs September through May with three performances: fall, winter and spring. Tickets are FREE!
Hillcrest Center Theater 1978 Ford Parkway St. Paul, MN
Our venue is the recently refurbished theater in the Highland Park Community Center. Parking is free and easy in the lot outside the theater. Street parking is also readily available. The theater is fully accessible. Contact us for information on audio-described and ASL performance dates.
Via Dolorosa Limited run: August 19 - August 27, 2017 Robert Dorfman (Lenny in We Are the Levinsons) is at center stage of this solo-performance.
Tickets $39.00, on sale Friday, August 4th
At the age of 50, playwright, screenwriter and director David Hare decided to travel to Israel to explore the 50 year old state and write about it. His conversations with politicians, artists, settlers and historians in Israel and Palestine provocatively reveals the ideas, hopes and dreams of those living amidst the Israeli-Arab conflict.
Church & State October 21 - November 12, 2017 by Jason Odell Williams Good-natured and popular Republican Senator Charlie Whitmore is up for re-election in North Carolina. Just three days before voting is to take place, he lets slip to a blogger his new and not-so-popular thoughts on God and the second amendment. As his bible-thumping wife, Sara, works to retain religion in their marriage, Alex, his New York Jewish liberal staffer, fights to keep the campaign from spinning out of control. Hailed as “gripping entertainment” (LA Times), this new comedy looks at America’s political system today.
Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins December 7 - 19 2017 By Shari Aronson, based on the book by Eric A. Kimmel Directed by Shelli Place
Hershel of Ostropol has been walking long and hard with growing anticipation for the Hanukkah holiday. Tired and hungry, he imagines the smell of latkes and the bright lights of the menorah. But when Hershel arrives in Helmsbergville, the village is silent. Goblins have been preventing Hanukkah in Helmsbergville for years. Can this visitor help bring Hanukkah back? Enlisted by the townspeople, Hershel agrees to spend eight nights in the old synagogue to try to defeat the goblins. Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins is a fun and interactive for the whole family!
Collected Stories February 24 - March 18 2018 By Donald Margulies
“What, because I haven't lived it I can't write it?" -Lisa, Collected Stories Ruth Steiner is a respected author in the autumn of her career when she hires LIsa, a graduate student, to be her assistant. Under Ruth's mentorship, Lisa's talent is unleashed, but when Lisa writes a novel based upon her teacher's past, their friendship explodes with questions about intellectual property and the ownership of experiences. The gem of a play, by one of today's most admired playwrights, displays "tangled connections between creativity and ideology...thick with ideas like a stockpot of good stew." (Village Voice)
Natasha and the Coat April 21 - May 13, 2018 by Deborah Stein
“You can spend your whole life saying 'what if'?" -Natasha and the Coat Natasha has just begun a fashion internship in an atelier in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. When she clumsily spills coffee on a vintage fur coat, she takes it to a dry cleaner where the work of Yossi, an Hasidic Jew, results in beautiful restoration. As Natasha, eager to please her unknowing boss, brings more and more items for cleaning, the very different lives of these two 2-somethings intersect, opening up possibilities for what their futures may hold. Join MJTC for the world premiere of a poignant play about independance, self-exploration, and defining your dreams.