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JGames: Pet Party

Sunday, August 28
TIME: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Sabes JCC

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

Visit with various rescue organization and the K-9 unit of the Plymouth Police Department. Plus, family-friendly activities including a cutest pet contest, blessing of the pets ceremony, pet costume party, photo ops, balloon animals, rubber ducky races, people treats and animal goodies will make this day a purr-fect one!

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JGames: Art Beat

Sunday, August 28
TIME: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Sabes JCC

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

Where else can you celebrate our community’s finest music, poetry, dance and visual art all in one place? Plus, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to participate in our Six Word Memoir experience – your chance to share your wisdom in six words!

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Closing Event: Voices of wisdom

Sunday, August 28
TIME: 6:00-9:00 PM
LOCATION: Sabes JCC
FREE

Flights of Fancy, Shabes JCC Shared Walls Exhibit

“Who is Wise?... The one who learns from every person…"--Pirkei Avot

This exhibit features artwork by the Minneapolis Jewish Artists’ Laboratory using a wide array of media and exploring many interpretations of this year’s theme of Wisdom. Through the use of traditional Jewish text, poetry, songs, stories and a variety of artistic modalities, the notion of wisdom has taken on new meaning.

The Jewish Artists’ Laboratory, a regional arts initiative through the Sabes JCC, engages 5 Midwest cities and over 75 artists; Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago & Kansas City. The Minneapolis Lab brings together over 36 artists’ work that represent an array of artistic media and Jewish content, each exploring a unique connection to this year’s theme of WISDOM. Now in its fourth year, the Lab meets regularly, promoting ongoing dialogue and providing a platform for artwork through its many stages. Together artists of varying artistic media and connections to Judaism explore how the theme of WISDOM is relevant to their work, as individuals and to the community.

Artists include:
Tuvia Abramson, Susan Armington, Robyn Awend, Carolyn Light Bell, Joel Carter, Sandra Felemovicius, Suzanne Fenton, Bev Fishman, Leah Golberstein, Jonathan Gross, Rani Halpern, David Jordan Harris, Bonnie Heller, Ann Ginsburgh Hofkin, Sylvia Horwitz, Anita Konikoff, Alison Morse, Aimee Orkin, Diane Pecoraro, Paula Leiter Pergament, Kris Prince, Louise Ribnick, Marley Richman, Jodi Rosen, David Sherman, Judy Snitzer, Sharon Stillman, Rony Szleifer, Roslye Ultan, Susan Weinberg, Rochelle Woldorsky, Liba Zweigbaum-Herman.

Lab Facilitators:

On display in the Tychman Shapiro Gallery & Shared Walls Exhibition Areas

Generously supported by The Covenant Foundation

JGames: Olympiada

Sunday, September 11
TIME: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Sabes JCC

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

This is a community day of sports competitions and events for the experienced athlete, families and anyone who loves to have fun. Start your morning with a 5k fun run along the beautiful North Cedar Lake trail! Check out the Twin Cities first outdoor Ninja Warrior competition, group Zumba event, Ultimate Frisbee, basketball free throw shootouts, matzah ball race, family relay races, food, vendors and more! Be sure to bring your lawn chair so you can watch your favorite athlete(s) compete!

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a shakespearean musical: Touche

Written and Directed by Jerry Wilson

Friday, September 16 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, September 17 at 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 18 at 7:00 PM
Friday, September 23 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, September 24 at 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 25 at 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Sabes JCC

SAVE THE DATE HOW DO YOU SPELL CHANUKAH?? The Jewish Alternative to the Usual Holiday Fare A musical madcap romp which finds Shakespeare and his greatest literary rival, Christopher Marlowe, still engaged today in verbal combat in an old folk’s home. An original drama and musical score created by local playwright, Jerry Wilson, and performed by a talented troupe of actors with United Artist Collaborative. This new work is a delightfully entertaining blend of Hamlet meets the Marx Brothers.

SAVE THE DATE HOW DO YOU SPELL CHANUKAH?? The Jewish Alternative to the Usual Holiday FareTickets
$15.00


JGames: Brain Games

Sunday, October 9
TIME: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Sabes JCC

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

Register your team for a rousing game of Team Trivia, enter your family, friends, or organization in our “Friendly Feud” contest, escape a locked room using only your smarts, play GIANT board games, contribute to the community crossword puzzle, and make new friends while working on a puzzle. We will have it all!

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Twin Cities Jewish Film Fest Presents:
ON THE MAP

Thursday, October 20 at 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Sabes JCC

SAVE THE DATE HOW DO YOU SPELL CHANUKAH?? The Jewish Alternative to the Usual Holiday Fare On The Map tells the true story about an underdog basketball team, an international competition, and a triumph of enormous proportion at the height of the Cold War. With rare footage and interviews with team members and sports luminaries captures the spirit of a nation triumphant against all odds.

Directed by Dani Menkin.
Produced by Roberta Grossman and Nancy Spielberg.

Israel / 2016 / English and Hebrew with English subtitles / 85 minutes

With special guest, director Dani Menkin.

Reception with hearty hors d’oeuvres beginning at 6 PM.

SAVE THE DATE HOW DO YOU SPELL CHANUKAH?? The Jewish Alternative to the Usual Holiday Fare$10 Advanced Purchase
$15 Same Day
$7 Friends of the Arts* Members


Twin Cities Jewish Film Fest Presents:
IN SEARCH OF ISRAELI CUISINE

Saturday, October 22 at 7:30 PM
LOCATION: St. Paul JCC

SAVE THE DATE HOW DO YOU SPELL CHANUKAH?? The Jewish Alternative to the Usual Holiday Fare A portrait of the people and culture of Israel through food, In Search of Israeli Cuisine follows chefs, home cooks, farmers, vintners, and cheese makers, drawn from the more than 100 cultures that make up Israel today – Jewish, Arab, Muslim, Christian, and Druze – to tell a rich, complex, and human story.

Directed by Roger Sherman.

USA / 2016 / English / 97 minutes

An Israeli-inspired dinner will be served at 7 PM. .

SAVE THE DATE HOW DO YOU SPELL CHANUKAH?? The Jewish Alternative to the Usual Holiday Fare$10 Advanced Purchase
$15 Same Day
$7 Friends of the Arts* Members


An Evening
with Meir Shalev

Tuesday, November 15
TIME: 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Sabes JCC

SAVE THE DATE HOW DO YOU SPELL CHANUKAH?? The Jewish Alternative to the Usual Holiday Fare Master storyteller and Israels #1 popular author Meir Shalev speaks about his long-anticipated new novel, TWO SHE BEARS. An unconventional literary thriller, spanning three generations in one familys life, the book reveals a tale of love, betrayal, revenge, loss, and salvation. Shalev shares his experience as a writer, delving into a murder story partially based on true events, and the art of weaving together multiple narratives. Join an evening with award-winning author whom the New York Times calls passionate and original.

Shalev delivers both startling imagery and passionate, original characters whose destinies we follow through love, loss, laughter and death NY Times Book Review

Shalev is the recipient of the Juliet Club Prize (Italy); The Prime Ministers Prize (Israel); The Chiavari (Italy); The Entholomogical Prize (Israel); The Wizo Prize in France, Israel, and Italy; and The Brenner Prize of 2006the highest Israeli literary recognitionfor his novel A Pigeon and a Boy (Random House, 2007). He studied Psychology at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and produced and hosted several radio and television programs.

This event is presented by the Israel Center of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation,
in partnership with the Sabes JCC, the St. Paul JCC, and the Twin Cities
Jewish Book Series.

For more information please contact Eilat Harel at 952.417.2321 or eharel@jewishminneapolis.org.

Purchase tickets for Sabes JCC Events $12 General
$14 Sames Day