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December 2018

Hanukkah Gala Lunch – Sixty Plus

December 10, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sabes JCC, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416 United States
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$5

Mingle with your friends, listen to beautiful piano music by Rita Lusky and enjoy a special Hanukkah luncheon as we celebrate Hanukkah together. We hope to see you there! Bring your friends, your neighbors and anyone else who may be interested. All guests must have a photo ID to enter the building. Reservations required. Please call the Senior Dining Hotline at 952-381-3466 and leave your name, telephone number and number of reservations.

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Maccabi Kick-Off Meeting

December 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sabes JCC, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416 United States
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Calling ALL JEWISH TEENS! Join us for an informational kick-off meeting to discuss 2019 JCC Maccabi Games in Atlanta, GA and ArtsFest in Detroit, MI. The JCC Maccabi Games is an Olympic style sports competition held annually each summer for Jewish teens all over the world between the ages of 13 and 16. SPORTS: Ultimate Frisbee, Boys Basketball, Girls Soccer, Girls Volleyball, Tennis and Swimming And if you don’t play sports, consider ArtsFest, a weeklong summer arts experience for creative…

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January 2019

2019 Humor Fest – Ophira Eisenberg with Special Guest Elise Cole

January 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
St. Paul JCC, Martin & Esther Capp Building<br>1375 St. Paul Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55116 United States
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$18 – $20

OPENING NIGHT COMEDY WITH OPHIRA EISENBERG with special guest Elise Cole Ophira Eisenberg is a comedian, writer, and host of NPR’s Ask Me Another. She has appeared on HBO’s Girls, Gotham Live, The Late Late Show, The Today Show, The Nightly Show, Comedy Central, and VH-1. Selected as one of New York Magazine’s “Top 10 Comics that Funny People Find Funny”, and featured in the New York Times as a skilled comedian and storyteller with a “bleakly stylish” sense of humor, Ophira’s debut memoir, Screw Everyone: Sleeping…

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2019 Humor Fest – The Simpsons & Other Jewish Families: An Evening with Mike Reiss

January 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
St. Paul JCC, Martin & Esther Capp Building<br>1375 St. Paul Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55116 United States
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$12 – $15

THE SIMPSONS & OTHER JEWISH FAMILIES An Evening with Mike Reiss Mike Reiss has won four Emmys and a Peabody Award during his twenty-eight years writing for The Simpsons. He ran the show in Season 4, which Entertainment Weekly called “the greatest season of the greatest show in history.” In 2006, Reiss received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Animation Writers Caucus. Reiss has written nineteen children’s books, as well as Springfield Confidential, a best-selling memoir of his three decades at The Simpsons.…

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2019 Humor Fest – Scott Blakeman with Special Guest Mike Vogel

January 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sabes JCC, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416 United States
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$12 – $15

SCOTT BLAKEMAN With Special Guest Mike Vogel Scott Blakeman is a nice Jewish boy from Brooklyn who has performed his contemporary Jewish comedy around the world, including the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, as well as many colleges, theaters, clubs, Temples and JCCs. Scott has performed three times at San Francisco’s renowned Kung Pao Kosher Comedy, is an original member of the New York political comedy show, Laughing Liberally,…

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2019 Humor Fest – Julie Goldman with Special Guest Riley Silverman

January 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sabes JCC, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416 United States
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$18 – $20

STAND UP COMEDIAN JULIE GOLDMAN With Special Guest Riley Silverman Hosted by Jayce Koester of JPRIDE Back by popular demand after selling out weeks early in the 2011 Jewish Humor Fest in 2011 – Julie Goldman’s stand-up is delightfully in-your-face, honest and aggressively funny. Headlining throughout the US at clubs, colleges, festivals and events; she’s been described as “unapologetically un-PC ” by Go Magazine, “a hilariously irreverent, butch lesbian” by AfterEllen, and Autostraddle writes, “watching someone be outraged has never been so fun.” Julie…

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2019 Humor Fest – Workshop: Comic Superhero Self-Portrait

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sabes JCC, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416 United States
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$5

WORKSHOP: COMIC SUPERHERO SELF-PORTRAIT Presented by ARTRageous Adventures In this workshop family members can come up with their own Superhero persona, including “funny” superhero traits, and design their own mask, emblem and wrist cuffs. We will take photos of each pARTicipant on-site so they can draw their own portrait to display next to their photo. Each pARTicipant will also make up their Superhero Comic to complete the project! Recommended for children 5 and older, but all are welcome. Children 12…

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Tri Together at the J – Indoor Triathlon

January 27 @ 2:30 pm
Sabes JCC, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416 United States
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$30 – $40

Be a part of the Sabes JCC’s first annual indoor team triathlon! Join your fellow JCC members, friends and family in this relaxed “Tag In/Tag Out” style triathlon that takes a community approach to making fitness a fun shared experience for all ages. Register as a team of 2-6 people with a designated team captain and take turns as you work together to complete a full indoor triathlon! Each team member can participate within each segment or you can designate…

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Pamela & Frank Gaard – A Conversation Between Artists Reception

January 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sabes JCC, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416 United States
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GALLERY EXHIBIT: Pamela & Frank Gaard – A Conversation Between Artists Reception Frank and Pamela Gaard are pivotal figures in the Minnesota arts scene. Franks pictures are cartoon-like depictions of life, usually in fluorescent colors. “I was trained intellectually to think of the painting as an object that I’m designing using colors and forms, but by adding the element of caricature to the image, I was playing that middle ground of abstraction. The figure is abstracted but it is still…

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February 2019

Finding the Authentic Self Opening Reception

February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sabes JCC, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416 United States
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Artist Presentations & Live Music by Dan Israel Inspired by lyrics from Minnesota musician Dan Israel’s song “Make This Life Mine,” this invitational exhibit will feature 2D and 3D works, primarily in ceramics, from over a dozen artists around the country. Each artist is offering art with a short essay that directly addresses the exhibition theme. “This is an exciting opportunity to elevate appreciation for both art and artist through object with narrative,” states Steve Basile of Curated Ceramics. Dan…

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