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Creating meaningful Jewish arts and culture related experiences in Calgary.
If you are connected to the arts and Jewish culture, and you are interested in volunteering in developing meaningful events email Shula Banchik, Arts & Culture Manager (aka Manager of Fun Happenings).
Enjoy Arts & Culture Programs in the JCC North America Network
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JFest: An Arts Festival for the JCC Movement
JCC Association of North America in partnership with Virtual J and Schwartz Reisman JCC | Prosserman JCC, Toronto, ON, presents “JFest: An Arts Festival for the JCC Movement,” which offers high quality, cultural and educational content for all ages throughout the year. In upcoming programs, artist-educators from around the world explore three core storytelling themes: how to tell your story, how others tell our story, and how history tells our story. Join us for these events and find new and creative ways to tell your story.
“JFest: An Arts Festival for the JCC Movement” is made possible by a grant from The Covenant Foundation with additional support from The Pertzik Fund for Arts and Culture.
JFest’s fall/winter season will include four events through JFest’s channel on Virtual J. All events are free to access after registering (on Virtual J) with an email address.
Sustain: A Root to Stem Jewish Cooking Experience Live with Chef Michael Solomonov
Thursday, October 21
Join Israeli chef and restaurateur Michael Solomonov live from his home kitchen in Philadelphia as he uses seasonal ingredients to prepare “root to stem,” zero-waste dishes that honor sustainability, Jewish cuisine, and the stories behind our favorite recipes. The chef-owner of Philadelphia’s award-winning Zahav, Solomonov offers the JCC Movement a sampling of his unique, innovative cultural and culinary perspectives. Ingredients provided in advance, so you can cook along at home.
Link to ingredients
Sparking the Jewish Story: The Objects That Define Us
Sunday, October 24
Jewish Book Council, Reboot, and JFest present Laura Arnold Leibman, author of the National Jewish Book Award-winning “The Art of the Jewish Family,” in conversation with Juliet Simmons, creator of Reboot’s “What Would You Bring” initiative. They’ll discuss Jewish storytelling, resilience, and the power of collective memory with moderator Kendell Pinkney, a Jewish educator, theatre-maker, rabbinical student, and creator of a Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) arts and culture fellowship for professional JOCISM (Jews of Color, Indigenous Jews, Sephardi, and Mizrahi) artists.