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Enjoy the work of outstanding actors, comedians, dancers and other performers at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC and other venues.

Classes and Programs

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Young Author's Club - Ages 8-11 yrs - Winter

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/18/2015, End Date: 03/22/2015, Time: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM

(Ages: 8-11 yrs) Do you enjoy making up stories? The Young Author’s Club is a place for kids to have fun exploring the craft of writing. Under the guidance of an award winning published children’s author, children will learn new skills and techniques and share work with fellow writers. Instructor: Jane Kohuth

JCC Grossman Camp Open House

Temple Israel, Sunday, February 1, 2015 8:45-11am

Geared for families with children ages 4 1/2 to 15
Learn why JCC Grossman Camp is a place to be active, a place to make friends and a place for building skills and community. Bus transportation from many areas throughout Greater Boston. Take advantage of special discounts for registering at this open house For more information, visit bostonjcc.org/grossman or contact grossman@jccgb.org or 617-244-5124.

JCC Kaleidoscope Creative Arts & Science Camp Open House

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Sunday, February 1, 2014 2-4pm

Geared for families with children entering K-8 and CITs entering 9-11 in the fall of 2015
Learn why Kaleidoscope is a place to make friends, learn new skills and spread creative wings. Campers in act and sing in shows, canoe on the Charles River, star in a music video, swim, learn to cook, play sports, conduct science experiments and much more! Bus to and from Brookline, Framingham and Wayland. A program of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts. For more information, visit bostonjcc.org/kaleidoscope or contact kaleidoscope@jccgb.org or 617-558-6523.

JCC All-Camp Fairs

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Sunday, February 8, 2015 2-4pm

Geared for families with children from preschool to high school
Meet JCC day and overnight and specialty (arts, sports, technology) camp directors and explore the Summer 2015 options for JCC camps and summer programs including: JCC Grossman Camp, JCC Kaleidoscope Creative Arts & Science Camp, JCC Sports Camps, JCC Camp Kingswood, JCC Camp Kingswood Zohar Special Needs Inclusion Program, JCC Kid's Choice School Vacation Programs, JCC Early Learning Centers Summer Programs and Empow Camp. For more information, visit bostonjcc.org/camp or contact 617-244-5124.

Big Joe the Storyteller at JCC Early Learning Center, Hingham

JCC Early Learning Center, Hingham, Sunday, February 8, 2015 3pm

Geared for families with children ages 15 months-5 years
Hailed as “one of the best in the business” by the Boston Globe, Big Joe has been entertaining children and families since 1998 with his exciting storytelling show. Enjoy Big Joe the Storyteller’s vast collection of original and classic tales and his box filled with puppets, props and surprises at the JCC Early Learning Center, Hingham located at Congregation Sha’aray Shalom. Everyone welcome. All JCC arts and humanities offerings are programs of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts.
 
After the show, tour the JCC Early Learning Center which offers children ages 15 months-5 years a rich early learning experience inspired by Jewish values and traditions. Preschool has flexible scheduling with early drop-off and extended day, on-site playground, afternoon enrichment classes, highly educated and experienced staff including Child Development Specialist, NAEYC accreditation and membership to the Leventhal-Sidman JCC in Newton included in tuition.
 
For more information, visit bostonjcc.org/earlylearning or contact hingham-elc@jccgb.org or 781-752-4000.
 

Israeli Stage presents Never Ever Ever

Written by Sivan Ben Yishai, Starring Jordan Ahnquist

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Monday, February 9 (7:30pm)

This touching portrayal of a teenage boy dealing with dyslexia was the winner of four Israeli Assitej Awards in 2013. Yoni runs away from school, from home, from himself. He runs away the moment he’s confronted with the words disabled or dyslexic. In this moving, one-man play, Ben Yishai provides the audience an experience of what it’s like to feel like an outsider, feeling different, being differently-abled, yet, at the same time whole.  Show is performed as a staged reading.
 
Post-performance conversation with actor Jordan Ahnquist , director Guy Ben-Aharon, and Beth Crastnopol and Jen Newman from Gateways: Access to Jewish Education. Light refreshments.

Israeli Stage is dedicated to exposing audiences to the works of Israeli playwrights, offering high-quality artistic, apolitical programming to help promote Israeli culture in a meaningful way.

All JCC arts and humanities offerings are programs of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts. 
 
Co-sponsored by Gateways, Jewish Big Brother Big Sister, JCC Inclusion and Support Services, Jewish Vocational Service, and Yachad.

Toying with Science

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Monday, February 16, 2015 (11am and 1pm)

Recommended for ages 4-10 with adult
Discover the fascinating and fun world of science! This action packed show is filled with circus skills, mime, comedy, original music, and plenty of audience participation.

Tickets for Magic Ark performances are available online below or by phone at 617-965-5226 or 866-811-4111. 

Get on board as we set sail for another exciting season of family entertainment. View the complete Magic Ark lineup at bostonjcc.org/magicark.

JCC MAGIC ARK PERFORMING ARTS SERIES FOR FAMILIES
A program of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts and PJ Library® 

Wrestling Jerusalem

Starring Aaron Davidman

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Saturday, February 21, 2015 (8pm) and Sunday, February 22, 2015 (2pm)

Written and performed by Aaron Davidman; Directed by Michael John Garcés
 
"Remarkable solo performance...yearning beauty...riveting...” -San Francisco Chronicle
 
An old proverb says, An enemy is someone whose story you do not know. Wrestling Jerusalem is a solo performance piece about Israel and Palestine. It’s a personal story. Of grappling. With identity. With social justice. With ethnic allegiance. With history. With spirituality. Drawn from a 30-year journey, the play weaves a tapestry of narratives and gives voice and humanity to a dozen different characters. Set in America, Israel and Palestine, Wrestling Jerusalem reflects on the multi-layered issues that live at the center of a conflict that has lasted generations.
 
Post-show discussion:  Join in a facilitated discussion after the show that will touch on many issues that are raised during the performance.

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

JCC Grossman Camp Open House

Boston Public Library - Commonwealth Salon, Tuesday, February 24, 2015 7-8:15pm

Geared for families with children ages 4 1/2 to 15
Learn why JCC Grossman Camp is a place to be active, a place to make friends and a place for building skills and community. Bus transportation from many areas throughout Greater Boston. Take advantage of special discounts for registering at this open house For more information, visit bostonjcc.org/grossman or contact grossman@jccgb.org or 617-244-5124.

Film screenings

In observance of Jewish Disability Awareness Month • February 2015

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Wednesday, February 25 (6:30pm)

Keep the Change (16 minutes)
Directed by Rachel Israel

A love story about David, an upper-class charmer struggling to hide his high-functioning autism, who is forced to attend a support group for people with disabilities where he falls in love with Sarah, a sheltered, young autistic woman, who challenges his desire to maintain an identity as ‘normal.’


Special Interview (55 minutes, in Hebrew and English)
Directed by Nitzan Rozenberg

Two young people with disabilities become star reporters in this uplifitng documentary. Both in their 20s, Efrat Dotan has Down syndrome, Matanel Bitton has developmental disabilites. They have interviewed many well known personalities but their dream is to interview President Barak Obama. The film follows them on their journey.

Discussion to follow facilitated by Sandy Miller-Jacobs, Ed.D.

Both movies with Open Captions.

Pre-screening reception (6:30-7pm) hosted by the CJP Committee on Services for People with Disabilities and the Special Needs Professionals Committee

No cost. Registration strongly encouraged. Visit bostonjcc.org/reelabilities15.

For more info please contact Inclusion and Support Services at inclusion@jccgb.org or 617-558-6508.

All Jewish Disability Awareness Month (Feb 2015) events and activities >>

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