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Friday, June 1, 8 p.m.The celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s centenary continues at the Minnesota Orchestra (1111 Nicollet Mall, Mpls) with performances ofFancy Freeand his sublimeChichester Psalmsfeaturing many soloists and The Minnesota Chorale. The concert also includes Walton's entertaining Belshazzar’s Feast. The concert is repeated on June 2. FFI:minnesotaorchestra.org
Saturday, June 2, 7 p.m.View a screening of a new animated short filmFeygel the Pigeonkeeper, directed and animated byEmily Fritze, who brings Eddie Estrin's album "The Golem" to life. Come early for live pre-show ambient music with EE and Mike Croswell at Strike Theater (824 18th Ave NE, Mpls). FFI:brownpapertickets.com/event/3432696?cookie_header=1
Sunday, June 3, 2 p.m. Photographer Vince Leo exhibits his body of work,Remembered as a Blessing: Memorial Stones in Jewish Cemeteriesat Beth Jacob Congregation (1179 Victoria Curve, Mendota Heights). Rabbi Morris Allen and the photographer explore the meaning of the work at3 p.m.FFI: 651-452-2226
Sunday, June 3, 7:30 p.m.JoinPatrick’s Cabaretto celebrate at the sunset of the organization with a “FUNeral” (like a funeral, but FUNNER!). Among the performers are Howard Lieberman and Amy Salloway in an event that promises eulogistic performances, interpretations of traditional funeral rituals, and a dance party at LUSH (990 Central Ave NE, Mpls). FFI:patrickscabaret.org/event/funeral
Monday, June 4, 6 p.m.There’s only one place you want to be this night, and that’s atP’Chotchka, Rimon’s fast-paced, always fun evening of art, food, and ideas. Eight artists whose work has been supported or presented by Rimon are featured at the Metropolitan Ballroom (5418 Wayzata Blvd, Golden Valley). FFI:rimonmn.org
Tuesday, June 5, 6 p.m.World-famous Israeli vocalistShuly Nathanhelps celebrate an artistic collaboration between Minneapolis and Rehovot. Drop by for an artists’ reception in honor ofIsrael@70: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrowat the Sabes JCC (4330 Cedar Lake Rd, Mpls). FFI:sabesjcc.org
Wednesday, June 6, 7:30 p.m. The oldest community orchestra in the United States, theSt. Paul JCC Symphony Orchestra, celebrates its 90th year with Israeli vocalist,Shuly NathanatMount Zion Temple (1300 Summit Ave, St Paul). FFI:stpauljcc.org
Thursday, June 7, 7 p.m.MusicianMark Bloomplays Israeli and other Jewish music at a dessert reception hosted by Hadassah. The event takes place at Adath Jeshurun Congregation (10500 Hillside Ln W, Minnetonka) and also features a talk by Israeli nurse Gilat Yihye on Hope and Healing in Medicine. FFI: 952-924-999
Through June 7.The acclaimed filmDisobediencefollows a woman who, after her father’s death, rejoins the Hassidic community that once shunned her. She reunites with her childhood friend, and their long-hidden attraction is re-kindled. The film screens at Edina Cinema (3911 W 50th St, Edina). FFI: 952-920-8796
Through June 7.If you’re looking for a bright light in dark times, seeRBG, an inspiring documentary about the life and career of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Contact the Edina Cinema (3911 W 50th St, Edina) for showtimes and possible extensions of the film’s run. FFI: 952-920-8796
Saturday, June 9.The hard-working Jewish Women Artists' Circle takes its show on the road again with an interfaith exhibit at the First Presbyterian Church (535 20th Ave S, St Paul). The exhibition runs throughAugust 30. FFI:lucyrosedesigns.com
Sunday, June 10, 3 p.m. Eisner’s Klezmorim, an acoustic instrumental ensemble specializing in traditional Yiddish music of the 19th century, performs at Keljik's Oriental Rugs (4255 Bryant Ave S, Mpls). This performance will give new meaning to the expression rug concert. FFI: 612-822-9236
Through, June 10.Continue the celebration of Israel's 70th birthday with a visit to an exhibit of ten Minnesota Jewish artists and and their colleagues in Rehovot, Israel. The exhibit,Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Israel at 70, is on view at the Sabes JCC (4330 S Cedar Lake Rd, Mpls). FFI:sabesjcc.org
Wednesday, June 13, 7 p.m. The Women’s Art Institute at St. Catherine University hosts a lecture by photographerLinda Brooks, who will speak about her body of work that includes more than 100 exhibitions worldwide. The venue is the Visual Arts Building Lecture Hall (2004 Randolph Ave, St. Paul). FFI: 651-690-6636
Thursday, June 14.ContemplateAnn Ginsburgh Hofkin's photography in her solo showGathering Lightthat opens in the Atrium Gallery at Artistry (1800 W Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington). Ginsburgh Hofkin uses black and white infrared film to capture both the visible spectrum and the infrared light. The exhibit runs throughAugust 5. FFI:artistrymn.org
Thursday, June 14, 6 p.m.ICON SAM: Temple Dancesis an immersive romp that takes place in the hallways of The Cowles Center (528 Hennepin Ave, Mpls). The roaming show features choreography by award-winning dancemakers, including local favoriteJudith Brin Ingber, and explores notions of transition and inclusiveness. FFI:thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/sally-rousse
Thursday, June 14. Sonya Berlovitzconceived and wroteFamilie, a semi-autobiographical performance presented in vignettes, about life’s stages and relationships through dance, song, vaudeville, text, and projections. The show continues throughJune 17at Open Eye Figure Theatre (506 E 24th St, Mpls). FFI: 612.874.6338
Thursday, June 21, 6 p.m.The Jewish Artists' Laboratory is a diverse group of artists exploring the relationship between Jewish thought and creativity inCrossing the Threshold. This exhibit at the Sabes JCC (4330 S Cedar Lake Rd, Mpls) showcases a large array of media and subject matter around this expansive theme. FFI:sabesjcc.org
Thursday, June 21, 7 p.m.Harmony Theatre Company and School presentsSave a Child’s Heart, an original play based on true stories from an Israeli humanitarian organization that provides free life-saving heart surgery to children throughout the world. The performance takes place at the U of M’s Stoll Thrust Theatre (330 21st Ave S, Mpls). FFI:harmonytheatre.org
Thursday, June 28, 6 p.m.The Twin Cities Film Festival and the Twin Cities Jewish Film Fesitval team up to present “An Israeli Love Story.” The events take place during pre-state Palestine. The venue is the Sabes JCC (4330 S Cedar Lake Rd, Mpls). FFI: 952-381-3400
Thursday, June 28, 7 p.m.Singer-songwriterPeter Himmelman, born in Minnesota but living elsewhere, performs his version of “resonant poetic rock” at the Dakota Jazz Club (1010 Nicollet Mall, Mpls). FFI: 612-332-1010
ThroughJuly 1. Anything thatFrank London, stalwart trumpeter inThe Klezmatics, touches is usually interesting. He has composed music for Theater Latte Da’s new production of Underneath the Lintel by Glen Berger. Catch it at the Ritz Theater (345 13th Ave NE, Mpls). FFI: 612-339-3003
1. CampSight: Photography Intensive for Jewish Teenshosts a two-week immersive residential photography program at Tel Yehudah,July 24-August 7. CampSight is an opportunity to study the art of photography with world-renowned Israeli artist, Zion Ozeri, and Bezalel Academy graduate, ltzik Navon. The customized curriculum, developed by Zion Ozeri and his organization, the Jewish Lens and Beit Hatfutsot (Museum of the Jewish People), encompasses technical and artistic lessons while exploring personal connections to Judaism and Jewish people. FFI: 212.245.3500
2. The Jewish Art Salon is accepting submissions for an exhibition at the Manny Cantor Center in NYC, and is inviting artists to submit their work for considerationON THE CONSEQUENCES OF HATE SPEECH. This exhibition was originally created by Jewish Art Salon members Nancy Current and Robin Atlas; it featured their work and toured Canada and the Pacific Northwest. The exhibit is being expanded to include artists of different faiths and cultures who deal with the issue of hate speech. The deadline for submissions isJune 15, 11:59 p.m. FFI:jewishartsalon.org/2018/04/26/call-for-art-3/
3. City Art Lab Classeswith local artists are free and open for registration. Mosaics from Scrap Wood with Stacia Goodman: 2-week course (August 11 & 18). And Fun with Watercolors with Ricci Keeler: 3-week course (July 14, 21 & 28). FFI:slpfota.org/cityartlab.html
4. Be one of 45 top talented young musicians to experience a “week in the life” of a professional musician! Participate in a week of intensive orchestra rehearsals, then join the MN Sinfonia Orchestra in performing a concert at the beautiful Lake Harriet Bandshell in Minneapolis! Advanced music students up to age 19, with a teacher recommendation may apply. Participants must participate in ALL rehearsals AND the concert. FFI:firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Have you ever wanted to get a new project off the ground? Do you want to start something special, but just don’t have the resources? Then theYALA Grassroots Mini-Grantis for you! Thanks to the vision, guidance and support of the Minneapolis and Saint Paul Federations, there is now a way to get funds and resources into the hands of the individuals in the Twin Cities Jewish communities. These grants are being made available for young professionals and college students. FFI:email@example.com
6. MN Sinfonia professional chamber orchestra hosts 2018Minnesota Composers New Works Competition.Five new works will premiere during the 2018-19 season with winning composers to receive compensation ranging between $500 and $6,000. Young Composer Division is under the age of 19, Deadline:June 10, 2018. Adult Composer Division Deadline:September 1, 2018. FFI:firstname.lastname@example.org
7. Exhibiting your products and services atNewCAJEis the best way to reach Jewish educators, administrators, and community leaders. Be part of three amazing nights of song, dance, storytelling, theater, music, art and much more! If you’re interested in performing at NewCAJE9, contact the Evening Programs Chairnewcaje.org. ConferenceJuly 29.
8. 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 itsArtist in Residenceprogram. The artist will be given a spacious working space at no cost to work on creative artwork(s) that explore the intersection of the arts, Judaism and Jewish sources. The Kol HaOt center is located in the `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
9.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
10. St. Mary’s University offers 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
11. 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 Artsprogram, 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:email@example.com 202-994-6281
12. Masa Israel Journeyconnects Jewish young adults to gap year, study abroad, post-college, and volunteer programs. Some Masa Israel programs of note include the Rimon Music 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:firstname.lastname@example.org
13.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
14. The St. Paul JCC hosts 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
15. For those with little to no prior art experience but who wish to learn or perfect their techniques, join the Sabes JCC ongoing art class “Let’s Paint, Draw and Have Fun,” led by instructor Lou Kotlarz. The class meets every Monday at10 a.m.FFI:email@example.com
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.