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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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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

Teen Theater Cabaret - Ages 13-17 yrs - Spring

LSJCC, Start Date: 03/15/2015, End Date: 05/17/2015, Time: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM

(Ages: 13-17 yrs) A fantastic opportunity to perform selections from some of the hottest Broadway musicals including Rent, Wicked, Urinetown, Into the Woods and more! Under the direction of theater professionals teens will learn about acting through song and explore how to interpret and connect to the lyrics to tell the story. While preparing for the cabaret teens will get professional vocal, acting and dance training from our talented staff in a supportive environment. Teens will enhance their stage presence and increase their comfort level when performing in front of an audience. The program will culminate in a final cabaret performance for friends and family. Sundays, March 15 - May 17th 4:30-6pm Cabaret Performance: Sunday, May 17th at 7pm For more information, please contact 617-558-6486.

Kinky Friedman

Singer, Raconteur, Author

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Saturday, May 2, 2015 (8pm)

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.

Co-sponsored by Boston Jewish Music Festival

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

How Judges Judge - The Role of Personal Values in Judicial Decisions

A Jonathan Samen Hot Buttons, Cool Conversations Discussion Series event

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Tuesday, May 19 (7:30pm)

When ruling on landmark cases, do judges bring their personal histories to bear? What, if any, is the role of personal experience and perspective in adjudication? An esteemed panel will grapple with the complexities of making rulings that can change lives, shift policy and alter the course of history while balancing their own moral compasses and staying true to the rule of law.


Judge Nancy Gertner is a former U.S. federal judge who built her career around standing up for women’s rights, civil liberties and justice for all. Gertner was appointed to the federal bench of the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts by President Bill Clinton in 1994. She retired from the bench in 2011 to teach at Harvard Law School. 
Justice Salim Joubran is an Israeli Arab judge on the Supreme Court of Israel. He has served as a Supreme Court justice since 2003 and became a permanent member in 2004. Joubran is the first Arab to receive a permanent appointment in the Supreme Court. He is the second Arab judge to hold a supreme court appointment. 

Frederick M. Lawrence became the eighth president of Brandeis University on Jan. 1, 2011. Lawrence is one of the nation’s leading experts on civil rights, free expression and bias crimes. Prior to Brandeis, Lawrence was dean and Robert Kramer Research Professor of Law at George Washington University Law School. Lawrence received a bachelor’s degree from Williams College and a law degree from Yale Law School. Upon completing his term as President of Brandeis this spring, he will become a Senior Research Scholar at Yale Law School.

This discussion will be recorded in partnership with the Forum Network, a joint venture of WGBH and The Lowell Institute. It will be available online at forum-network.org and other affiliated sites.


Spring classes for children and adults begin week of April 6. Registration is now open.  Search easy-to-use digital catalog for children's classes and register online >> Or, search classes and programs page for Adult classes. 

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