Arts & Culture

The JCA is proud to present our annual Arts and Culture Series, featuring scholars, authors, films, exhibits and musical performances.

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YIDDISH CULTURE FESTIVAL   

Presented online in partnership with the Maine Jewish Film Festival

October 1-3, 2021
Tickets: $18/household 

Join MJFF and the JCA for our second annual Yiddish Culture Festival. Featuring online film streaming of The Last Klezmer and Black Honey: The Life and Poetry of Avraham Sutzkever and a special musical performance:

  • Film streaming: Friday, Oct. 1 at noon through Sunday, Oct. 3 at midnight.
  • Discussion with the filmmaker of the Last Klezmer on Sunday, Oct. 3 at 10 PM.
  • Virtual klezmer concert live via zoom with Rabbi Sruli Dresdner and Lisa Mayer, day and time TBA.

Tickets will go on sale on September 9th at Noon. Details and registration at www.mjff.org 

More Than I Love My Life

David Grossman discusses More Than I Love My Life: A Novel    

A virtual author talk presented by the JCA as a member of the JBC Network, and hosted by the Jewish Book Council 

Weds. October 20th | 12:30 PM EST 

Join internationally best-selling author David Grossman in a conversation about love, trauma, and healing. More Than I Love My Life is the story of three generations of women on an unlikely journey to a Croatian island and a secret that needs to be told. The novel was inspired by the true story of one of Grossman’s longtime confidantes who, in the early 1950s, was held on the notorious Goli Otok (the "Adriatic Alcatraz"). David Grossman is one of Israel’s most acclaimed authors, and two-time winner of the National Jewish Book Award as well as the Booker Prize and Sapir Prize. Moderated by the Jewish Book Council’s own Marilyn Hassid. 

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Judy Batalion discusses The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos    

A virtual author talk presented by the JCA in partnership with the JCCs of Albuquerque, Ann Arbor, Cincinnati, Houston, Marblehead, Richmond and Tenafly & Hosted online by the Houston JCC 

Sunday, Nov. 14th | 8:00 PM EST
Tickets: $10 – JCA Members | $12 – General Public

Advanced registration required by 12 pm on Sunday 11/14 to receive the Zoom link. 

New York Times Bestseller! 

One of the most important stories of World War II, this spectacular, searing history brings to light the extraordinary accomplishments of brave Jewish women who became resistance fighters—a group of unknown heroes whose exploits have never been chronicled in full, until now.