events


[RE]TELLING
Artist Reception

Webnesday, April 19 at 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Sabes JCC

SAVE THE DATE HOW DO YOU SPELL CHANUKAH?? The Jewish Alternative to the Usual Holiday Fare Featuring select works from the University of Minnesota Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies’ (CHGS) permanent collection of survivor Fritz Hirschberger’s Sur-Rational series expressing life under Nazi rule. Hirschberger paintings and narratives are paired with contemporary works by local artists who deal closely with related matters.

Artists include: Sandra Brick, Eva Cohen, David Feinberg, Dr. Robert Fisch, Pamela Gaard, Judith Brin Ingber, Howard Oransky, Rowan Pope, David Sherman, J. Wren Supak, Susan Weinberg


The Illusion Theater
Daryl Roth & Karyl Lynn Burns present
In Partnership with the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas

WIESENTHAL
AN ORDINARY MAN WHO DID EXTRAORDINARY THINGS

Written By & Starring Tom Dugan
Directed by Jenny Sullivan

April 25 - 30, 2017
LOCATION: The Illusion Theater

SAVE THE DATE HOW DO YOU SPELL CHANUKAH?? The Jewish Alternative to the Usual Holiday Fare Filled with hope, humanity and humor, Wiesenthal is the riveting true story of Simon Wiesenthal, an ordinary man who did extraordinary things. Nicknamed the “Jewish James Bond,” he devoted his life to bringing more than 1,100 Nazi war criminals to justice. Intelligent, funny, flawed and noble, Wiesenthal was a universal hero. His unbelievable dedication and tenacity over decades is honored in this play, which gives equal weight to his wisdom and wit during his long, purposeful life.

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and to purchase tickets.


Twin Cities Jewish Book Series Presents

RABBI JOSEPH TELUSHKIN

Author of Why the Jews: The Reason for Antisemitism, the Most Accurate Predictor of Human Evil and Rebbe: The Life and Teachings of Menachem M. Schneerson, The Most Influential Rabbi in Modern History

Thursday, April 27 at 7 PM
LOCATION: St. Paul JCC

SAVE THE DATE HOW DO YOU SPELL CHANUKAH?? The Jewish Alternative to the Usual Holiday Fare Rabbi, scholar, and bestselling author Joseph Telushkin will present two new books, Why the Jews: The Reason for Antisemitism, the Most Accurate Predictor of Human Evil and Rebbe: The Life and Teachings of Menachem M. Schneerson, The Most Influential Rabbi in Modern History. Telushkin is the bestelling author of eighteen books. He serves as a Senior Associate of the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, on the Board of Directors of the Jewish Book Council, and as spiritual leader of the Synagogue for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles.

This event is made possible by the Jewish Book Council. Community Partners: Hineni of Talmud Torah of St. Paul, Chabad-Lubavitch of Greater St. Paul, Bet Shalom Congregation, Beth El Synagogue, Beth Jacob Congregation, Mount Zion Temple, Shir Tikvah, Temple Israel, Temple of Aaron

SAVE THE DATE HOW DO YOU SPELL CHANUKAH?? The Jewish Alternative to the Usual Holiday Fare$18 General Public;
$12 Member Value Price (Advance Only)


THE WITNESS THEATER PROJECT

Directed by Todd Bruse

Sunday, April 30 at 2PM
Wednesday, May 3 at 7PM
Thursday, May 4 at 7PM
LOCATION: Sabes JCC

SAVE THE DATE HOW DO YOU SPELL CHANUKAH?? The Jewish Alternative to the Usual Holiday Fare The Witness Theater Project brings Yachad Jewish teens together with Holocaust survivors to create a performance based on the experience and life-long impact of surviving the Holocaust. Since November participants have been sharing real-life stories in an effort to frame Jewish identity, community and responsibility while passing on their memories of survival. Focusing on sharing individual histories and applying those lessons to our future, the ensemble of survivors and students have worked and played together to create a performance that honors everyone’s story.

This program is a partnership between Yachad, Sabes JCC, Minneapolis Jewish Federation, Legacy Heritage Fund, Tolerance Minnesota of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota & the Dakotas, and the Joint Distribution Committee Eshel Program.

Recommended for 10+.

SAVE THE DATE HOW DO YOU SPELL CHANUKAH?? The Jewish Alternative to the Usual Holiday Fare$10 advance;
$15 Same Day.
Group discounts available.


SAVE THE DATE
yom ha'atzmaut celebration

SAVE THE DATE HOW DO YOU SPELL CHANUKAH?? The Jewish Alternative to the Usual Holiday Fare

Sunday, May 7 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: St. Paul JCC
FREE FOR ALL AGES

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Twin Cities Jewish Book Series Presents

JULIE TARNEY

Author of My Son Wears Heels

Thursday, May 18 at 7 PM
LOCATION: St. Paul JCC

SAVE THE DATE HOW DO YOU SPELL CHANUKAH?? The Jewish Alternative to the Usual Holiday Fare When Julie Tarney’s only child Harry was two years old, he told her, “Inside my head I’m a girl.” Fast forward 25 years, and Tarney is now the author of the book My Son Wears Heels, as well as a blog by the same name. She is also an advocate for LGBTQ youth, a blogger at The Huffington Post, contributing voice for My Kid Is Gay and the True Colors Fund’s Give A Damn Campaign, and serves on the Board of Directors of the It Gets Better Project.

This event is made possible by the Jewish Book Council. Community Partners: J-Pride

SAVE THE DATE HOW DO YOU SPELL CHANUKAH?? The Jewish Alternative to the Usual Holiday Fare$12 General Public;
$8 Member Value Price (Advance Only)