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The JCC Performance and Lecture Series brings provacative topics together with distinguished performers, scholars, artists, writers and activists to explore Jewish culture and questions of identity in the 21st century.

Upcoming Programs

All events held at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC (333 Nahanton Street, Newton) unless otherwise noted.

Israeli All-Star Cabaret

Presented by the Boston Jewish Music Festival

  • Date

    Saturday, March 7, 2015 (8pm)

  • Location

    Leventhal-Sidman JCC

    333 Nahanton Street, Newton, MA 02459

    Contact Phone Number: 617-965-5226

  • Age Groups

    Adult

  • Cost

    $20; JCC members, students, seniors: $18; At the door: $25; Light refreshments

Description

A cabaret style evening showcasing four young Israeli musicians living in Boston.

With

Ehud Etun Jazz Trio

Tutti Druyan Contemporary Pop

Tal Zilber Classical Pianist

Florie Namir Jazz-Classical Fusion


Jazz, pop, folk, world music and more will all be on display.

All JCC arts and humanities offerings are programs of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts.

Presented in partnership with the
Boston Jewish Music Festival.

Rock 'n' Scroll - The Spirituality of Two Music Icons

A Signature Event of the Jonathan Samen Hot Buttons, Cool Conversations Discussion Series

  • Date

    Wednesday, March 11 (7:30pm)

  • Location

    Leventhal-Sidman JCC

    333 Nahanton Street, Newton, MA 02459

    Contact Phone Number: 617-965-5226

  • Age Groups

    Adult

  • Cost

    NEW PRICING: $85 SEAT REDUCED TO $50. Other tickets: $100, $118, $150 ($150 level includes private reception, autograph session and photos with Max and David)

Description

Two superstars of the music world – E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg and Israeli singer/songwriter David Broza – perform together on stage and discuss the role of spirituality in their careers. Leading this fascinating discussion will be former Boston Globe music critic Steve Morse

Three local Israeli musicians will join Israeli superstar David Broza and E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg on stage for what will certainly be a memorable performance. Berklee alums Ella Joy Meir (voice and piano) and Lihi Haruvi  (sax) and Berklee student Nadav Shapira (bass) makeup the band that Broza and Weinberg will jam with. Tickets start at $50. Don’t miss this unique event.
 
Rock 'n' Scroll – The Spirituality of Two Music Icons is presented as a Signature Event of the Jonathan Samen Hot Buttons, Cool Conversations Discussion Series. Weinberg and Broza will explore how their own spirituality has informed their music, performance and personal journey.  

Max Weinberg is the longtime drummer for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. He is widely known for his role as bandleader for Conan O'Brien on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. In 2014, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the E Street Band.

International composer, guitarist, and singer David Broza has filled concert halls around the world. A modern troubadour of urban folk-rock, he was featured in the PBS special David Broza at Masada with Jackson Browne and his American debut album, Away from Home, was praised by The New York Times as one of the best pop albums of the year.

TICKET SPECIAL: $85 seat now available for $50


For more inspirational Jewish music events, visit BostonJewishMusicFestival.org

Kinky Friedman

Singer, Raconteur, Author

  • Date

    Saturday, May 2, 2015 (8pm)

  • Location

    Leventhal-Sidman JCC

    333 Nahanton Street, Newton, MA 02459

    Contact Phone Number: 617-965-5226

  • Age Groups

    Adult|Senior

  • Cost

    $28; JCC members, students, seniors cost: $25

Description

Richard “Kinky” Friedman styles himself in the mold of popular American satirists Will Rogers and Mark Twain. Outrageous and irreverent but always thought-provoking, Kinky Friedman writes and performs satirical songs and has been hailed as the Frank Zappa of country music. The son of a University of Texas professor who raised his children on the family ranch, Rio Duckworth. Kinky was one of two independent candidates in the 2006 election for Governor of Texas. An evening of song, stories and surprises.

All JCC arts and humanities offerings are programs of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts.


Spotlight

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 7:30 PM

Two superstars of the music world – E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg and Israeli singer/songwriter David Broza – will discuss the role of spirituality in their careers. Leading this fascinating discussion will be former Boston Globe music critic Steve Morse

Leventhal-Sidman JCC