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Reader's Choice - Adults

LSJCC, Start Date: 10/14/2014, End Date: 05/26/2015, Time: 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Monthly facilitated Book Group meets on Tuesday nights. Ranging from fiction, memoir, nonfiction and more, participants choose the books that they will be reading. Special Skype sessions with authors will be planned. Join anytime. Call 617-558-6480. Please come to first session having read "Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, one of The New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year. Cost: $10 per session; $60/All sessions JCC member cost: $8 per session; $50/All sessions Facilitated by Talya Sokoll, Master Library Science, MA, English Education

Ballet, Jazz, Tap Combo - Ages 4-6 yrs - Winter

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/18/2015, End Date: 03/22/2015, Time: 10:00 AM-10:45 AM

(Ages: 4-6yrs) Children will learn the basic dance forms of tap, ballet and jazz in a fun and positive atmosphere. This class promotes motor and cognitive development thruogh music and movement with an emphasis on increasing coordination, rhythm, social interaction, listening skills and following directions. Instructor: A Fine Dance Studio Escort available for this preschool class.

Monotype: Using A Press - Adults - Winter

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/21/2015, End Date: 03/25/2015, Time: 9:30 AM-1:30 PM

(Intermediate) Explore the process of creating monotypes, employing a variety of processes including direct painting, viscosity, direct trace drawing, relief printing, and chine colle (monotype collage). Non-toxic water soluble inks. Instructor: Joni Levy Liberman www.jonilevyliberman.com Materials not included in cost.

Israeli All-Star Cabaret

Presented by the Boston Jewish Music Festival

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Saturday, March 7, 2015 (8pm)

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


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.

Orin Etkin’s Timbalooloo

Boston Jewish Musical Festival Family Concert

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Sunday, March 8, 2015 (11am)

Recommended for ages 2-10
From the music of Africa to klezmer and jazz, internationally acclaimed jazz and world music artist Oran Etkin’s performances weave global melodies and rhythms into a gumbo of goodness. Enjoy tunes from Wake Up Clarinet! and other surprising treats in this interactive musical world party.

For more information, contact magicark@jccgb.org or 617-558-6486.

A program of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts and PJ Library®

Showstoppers Youth Theatre - Annie - Ages 8-12 yrs - Winter

LSJCC, Start Date: 03/08/2015, End Date: 06/07/2015, Time: 2:00 PM-5:00 PM

(Ages: 8-12 yrs) Children will work with an experienced team of theater professionals to learn the elements of creating a musical theatre production. The program concludes with a public performance for friends and family to enjoy. Everyone has a part in the final show. Rehearsals: Sundays, March 8-May 31 - 2-4pm Performance: Sunday, June 7 - 3pm

Yo Yo People and Giving Back to the Local Community -- Perfect Together

Brought to you by JCC Camp Kingswood

Leventhal-Sidman JCC Gym, Sunday, March 8, 2015 2-3:30pm

Geared for families with children ages 7-13
Be entertained by the Yo Yo People who have been seen on David Letterman and hold four Guinness World Records. Give back by creating birthday cards for Birthday Wishes®, a local organization that provides birthday parties for homeless children. Learn more about JCC Camp Kingswood, the JCC overnight camp in Bridgton, Maine for boys and girls entering grades 3-11. Parents please attend with children. For more information, contact info@kingswood.org or 617-558-6531.

Writing Fiction: Tools for Beginning - Adults

LSJCC, Start Date: 03/08/2015, End Date: 03/08/2015, Time: 3:00 PM-5:30 PM

With Randy Susan Meyers Guidelines and tools to help you write a novel. Call (617) 558-6480 to register for both seminars and receive $20 off.

JCC Early Learning Center, Brookline/Brighton Preschool Open House

JCC Early Learning Center, Brookline/Brighton, Wednesday, March 11, 2015 5-6:30pm

Designed for families with children ages 15 months-five years
A vibrant, engaging learning environment with Jewish values at the core: this is the essence of the JCC Early Learning Center. The Center nurtures children, embraces families, mentors educators, and in every way possible brings out the best in children and in our community. Flexible scheduling with early drop-off and extended day, on-site playground, highly educated and experienced staff, swim lessons for 4 and 5 year olds, enrichment classes including art, sports, cooking and yoga, and NAEYC accredited. Tuition includes family membership at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC in Newton. For more information, contact brookline-elc@jccgb.org or 617-278-2950.

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

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

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Wednesday, March 11 (7:30pm)

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

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

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