Arts+Ideas Seattle Jewish Film Festival

Arts+Ideas Seattle Jewish Film Festival SJCC Arts+Ideas presents live+streamed shows,authors,chefs,comedy, and Seattle Jewish Film Festival
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The hub of Jewish life in greater Seattle is home to eclectic and invigorating Arts + Ideas programs, including the SeaJAM: Jewish Arts+Music Festival in thefall and the Seattle Jewish Film Festival in the spring. SJCC Arts+Ideas season includes five (5) series: Global Sound International Concerts, Words to the Wise talks, Fable to Table culinary programs and chef talks, Jest Fest comedy shows, th

eater and year-round film, in addition to robust online On Demand and virtual content. In all, SJCC Arts+Ideas programs 40 live events, in addition to two festivals annually. Learn more at www.sjcc.org/arts + seattlejewishfilm festival.org | FB/Twitter: | IG: .arts

The Stroum Jewish Community Center inspires connections to build community and ensure Jewish continuity. Together we create outstanding programs, partnerships and spaces that welcome everyone to learn, grow and celebrate Jewish life and culture. Learn more at www.sjcc.org and on facebook at www.facebook.com/sjccseattle/.

Coming up next in Arts + Ideas on Sunday, Feb. 11: theatre dybbuk: “The Merchant of Venice (Annotated), or In Sooth I Kn...
01/18/2024

Coming up next in Arts + Ideas on Sunday, Feb. 11: theatre dybbuk: “The Merchant of Venice (Annotated), or In Sooth I Know Not Why I Am So Sad.” What can a play from 16th-century England tell us about how antisemitism and other prejudicial beliefs operate in our world today? theatre dybbuk's provocative new work blends physical theater and social commentary with poetry and music. Tickets >> https://sjcc.org/event/theatre-dybbuk-the-merchant-of-venice-annotated/

"Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal, and...
01/15/2024

"Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal, and the facts from the fiction." – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Happy MLK Day. Art by the SJCC's Dana Weiner.

 : The J is a busy place. No matter the day, there is something going on. This weekend we came together as a community w...
01/15/2024

: The J is a busy place. No matter the day, there is something going on. This weekend we came together as a community with Parents Night Out, the start of Dinky Dunkers and an author talk with award-winning photojournalist B.A. Van Sise. Here are some pics. Enjoy.

Weekend fun! Our Parents Night Out is tomorrow featuring the movie FROZEN. Then on Sunday, join us for award-winning pho...
01/12/2024

Weekend fun! Our Parents Night Out is tomorrow featuring the movie FROZEN. Then on Sunday, join us for award-winning photojournalist B.A. Van Sise as he shares stories and portraits of survivors from his book in this moving and joyful celebration of survival, resilience, and joy. More info >> https://bit.ly/3tbE5NH

Award-winning photojournalist B.A. Van Sise will be   on Sunday to share stories and portraits from his book "Invited to...
01/09/2024

Award-winning photojournalist B.A. Van Sise will be on Sunday to share stories and portraits from his book "Invited to Life: Finding Hope After the Holocaust," A moving and joyful celebration of not only survival but also resilience and joy, expressed through 90 black-and-white portraits of Holocaust survivors and personal stories of their postwar lives. Tickets >> https://sjcc.org/event/photojournalist-b-a-van-sise-invited-to-life/ Thanks to Holocaust Center for Humanity, UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies and Jewish Book Council.

This January 14  : Award-winning photojournalist B.A. Van Sise shares stories and portraits from his book “Invited to Li...
01/04/2024

This January 14 : Award-winning photojournalist B.A. Van Sise shares stories and portraits from his book “Invited to Life: Finding Hope After the Holocaust” in this author talk commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Includes Q&A moderated by Dr. Smadar Ben-Natan (UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies) and Dee Simon (Holocaust Center for Humanity). Tickets >> https://sjcc.org/event/photojournalist-b-a-van-sise-invited-to-life/

 : We had such an amazing day with our Six13 Hanukkah Concerts, so we had to share more 📷  for  . Enjoy!
12/22/2023

: We had such an amazing day with our Six13 Hanukkah Concerts, so we had to share more 📷 for . Enjoy!

Join us in one month (Sunday, Jan. 14) for award-winning photojournalist B.A. Van Sise as he shares stories and portrait...
12/14/2023

Join us in one month (Sunday, Jan. 14) for award-winning photojournalist B.A. Van Sise as he shares stories and portraits from his book “Invited to Life: Finding Hope After the Holocaust” in this author talk commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Includes Q&A moderated by Dr. Smadar Ben-Natan (UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies) and Dee Simon (Holocaust Center for Humanity). Tickets + book >> https://sjcc.org/event/photojournalist-b-a-van-sise-invited-to-life/

Stories + portraits of Holocaust survivors and their lives remade for International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

12/07/2023

Stroum Jewish Community Center and Seattle Hebrew Academy present Six13 for two amazing a ca****la Hanukkah concerts! Before the show, kids enjoyed Hanukkah crafts, a Six13-led beatbox workshop and opening performances by SHA 1st grade and SJCC Early Childhood School pre-K students.

Six13, a groundbreaking, six-man a ca****la vocal band brings an unprecedented style and energy to Jewish music, with nothing but the power of the human voice. Juxtaposing traditional and contemporary music, Six13 is anchored by a strong Jewish identity, fueled by soulful harmonies, intricate arrangements, and their signature dynamic, full-band-like sound.

Presented in partnership with Seattle Hebrew Academy. In-kind support from Mary Schwartz Summit.

The SJCC is bringing Hanukkah to you! Join us tomorrow night for Hands on Hanukkah and an amazing Klezmatics concert at ...
12/06/2023

The SJCC is bringing Hanukkah to you! Join us tomorrow night for Hands on Hanukkah and an amazing Klezmatics concert at Town Hall Seattle. Celebrate the first night of Hanukkah with the vibrant and eclectic sounds of this Grammy-winning group along with Hanukkah crafts and holiday fun. Tickets >> https://sjcc.org/event/hands-on-hanukkah-klezmatics-concerts-at-town-hall/

Than you Mary Schwartz Summit and Marilyn Israel for a wonderful Six13 brunch and their incredible hospitality once agai...
12/05/2023

Than you Mary Schwartz Summit and Marilyn Israel for a wonderful Six13 brunch and their incredible hospitality once again for our Six13 Hanukkah Concert artists. Your support means so much and we hope residents enjoyed their time with the boys and at the show. The Summit At First Hill Kline Galland

Our Hanukkah celebrations get into full swing today! 🕎 Sing along with acclaimed a ca****la group Six13 at two concerts ...
12/03/2023

Our Hanukkah celebrations get into full swing today!
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Sing along with acclaimed a ca****la group Six13 at two concerts today! Then on Friday join us for our Community Hanukkah Dinner (registration deadline is TODAY!) The celebration continues one week from today (Dec. 10) as we come together to bake Hanukkah cookies.
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Register + get tickets today to all this and more >> https://sjcc.org/series/hanukkah/

12/01/2023

This Sunday night at the SJCC: STRONGER TOGETHER-BENEFIT CONCERT With Danny Robas, Danny Bassan + Matti Caspi. Join us for a night of enchanting music, all for a cause close to our hearts. All proceeds go directly to Stronger Together, providing mental support to youth evacuees by riding bikes together. Every note played contributes to making a difference! Concert begins at 8:30 pm. Tickets >> https://ci.ovationtix.com/35710/production/1186194?performanceId=11395961

This Sunday acclaimed six-person a ca****la group, Six13 is at the SJCC for two live concerts. Watch in person at the J ...
12/01/2023

This Sunday acclaimed six-person a ca****la group, Six13 is at the SJCC for two live concerts. Watch in person at the J or online at home with shows at 1 pm and 4:30 pm. Plus, family fun before the show: Hanukkah crafts and a Six13-led beatbox workshop. Tickets >> https://sjcc.org/programs/arts-ideas/arts-ideas-event-listings/ Presented by the J and Seattle Hebrew Academy.

In one week, join us or Hands on Hanukkah at Town Hall for Klezmatics concert. Join us at 6 pm for Hands on Hanukkah and...
12/01/2023

In one week, join us or Hands on Hanukkah at Town Hall for Klezmatics concert. Join us at 6 pm for Hands on Hanukkah and then at 7:30 pm for Celebrate the vibrant and eclectic sounds of this Grammy-winning group. Get $5 off when you purchase tickets to the concert as part of the J Culture Club! Tickets >> https://sjcc.org/event/hands-on-hanukkah-klezmatics-concerts-at-town-hall/

Our J Culture Club is headed to Benaroya Hall on Friday! Join us on Nov. 30 at Seattle Symphony for a performance of Mah...
11/27/2023

Our J Culture Club is headed to Benaroya Hall on Friday! Join us on Nov. 30 at Seattle Symphony for a performance of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony. Part of our new J Culture Club series! Curated Jewish cultural experiences around town for our SJCC community to enjoy together. Everyone is welcome. Get 20% off with our community code. Tickets >> https://sjcc.org/event/mahler-symphony-no-5/

Gratitude is a proven and powerful tool to strengthen hope, combat anxiety, and minimize stress. We’re lucky to have a h...
11/23/2023

Gratitude is a proven and powerful tool to strengthen hope, combat anxiety, and minimize stress. We’re lucky to have a holiday that focuses on this every year, and especially this one. While the world swirls around us, we wish everyone moments of peaceful thoughts, laughter with friends, delicious bites, and the opportunity to savor meaningful time together.

Join us as a community for an amazing evening of music with our annual Hanukkah concert featuring acclaimed six-person a...
11/21/2023

Join us as a community for an amazing evening of music with our annual Hanukkah concert featuring acclaimed six-person a ca****la group, Six13. The J and Seattle Hebrew Academy are proud to present two show on Sunday, Dec. 3 (1 + 4:30 pm). Plus, family fun before the show: Hanukkah crafts and a Six13-led beatbox workshop. Tickets >> https://ci.ovationtix.com/35710

 : We enjoyed gathering together Sunday for Seattle Jewish Theater Company's performance of "Mississippi Summer." Here a...
11/13/2023

: We enjoyed gathering together Sunday for Seattle Jewish Theater Company's performance of "Mississippi Summer." Here are some pics. Enjoy even more here >> https://sjcc.org/an-afternoon-of-theater/

📣 At the J on Nov. 12: Seattle Jewish Theater Company presents “Mississippi Summer." 🎭 When two idealistic Jewish volunt...
11/08/2023

📣 At the J on Nov. 12: Seattle Jewish Theater Company presents “Mississippi Summer." 🎭 When two idealistic Jewish volunteers travel to Mississippi in 1965 to fight for civil rights, a heroic Tacoma lawyer, outspoken local rabbi, and dynamic Black leader must defend them when they’re jailed by local police. Based on the personal experiences of local playwright and SJTC Artistic Director Art Feinglass. Tickets >> https://sjcc.org/event/seattle-jewish-theater-company-mississippi-summer/

11/07/2023

A conversation + tasting with chef Adeena Sussman, author of the new cookbook “Shabbat: Recipes and Rituals from My Table to Yours.” In Sussman’s home, the Shabbat table has always been a nourishing place where all are welcome, and a weekly opportunity to feed the soul. The tantalizing recipes in her book reflect this warmth. Now, more than ever, Shabbat cooking is what we need.

Sussman is author of New York Times bestselling cookbook “Sababa,” and co-author of 14 cookbooks, including three “Cravings” collaborations with Chrissy Teigen. She’ll be joined in conversation by Rebekah Denn, The Seattle Times food writer and two-time James Beard Award winner.

Buy additional copies through our local book seller: Island Books https://www.islandbooks.com/book/9780593327777

Photos by Robert Wade: email [email protected] if you want a copy emailed to you.

Thanks patrons, staff, techs and volunteers!

11/07/2023
This Sunday we have a great opportunity to come together as a community and enjoy great conversation + good food with ch...
11/01/2023

This Sunday we have a great opportunity to come together as a community and enjoy great conversation + good food with chef Adeena Sussman! The author of the new cookbook “Shabbat: Recipes and Rituals from My Table to Yours” will be at the J on Sunday, Nov. 5 in an event moderated by Rebekah Denn, The Seattle Times food writer. Tickets + cookbook >> https://sjcc.org/event/chef-talk-tasting-adeena-sussman/

This weekend at the J: come together as a community with the first of our new Challah Club on Friday, then on Sunday joi...
10/27/2023

This weekend at the J: come together as a community with the first of our new Challah Club on Friday, then on Sunday join J Culture Club as we head to Benaroya Hall for Music of Remembrance: Between Worlds. Learn more and we will see you this weekend >> https://sjcc.org/events/list/featured/

Come together as a community tomorrow for our latest in our Chew On This Speaker Series featuring Author + Scholar Jerem...
10/25/2023

Come together as a community tomorrow for our latest in our Chew On This Speaker Series featuring Author + Scholar Jeremy Dauber, who will talk about his latest book “Mel Brooks: Disobedient Jew.” The Columbia University professor of Jewish Studies explores Brooks’ distinct and rebellious slant on Jewish identify and humor in a historical context. Tickets + Book >> https://sjcc.org/event/author-jeremy-dauber-mel-brooks-disobedient-jew/

As we welcome Shabbat tonight, we invite everyone to join in lighting Shabbat candles to observe Shabbat and to serve as...
10/13/2023

As we welcome Shabbat tonight, we invite everyone to join in lighting Shabbat candles to observe Shabbat and to serve as a symbol of our shared mourning of the victims, our commitment to bringing the hostages home, and our solidarity with Israel and all Israelis as they face a long and perilous war.

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About: SJCC Arts + Ideas presents 100 artists annually and uniquely showcases Jewish and Israeli artists and filmmakers in the region. Our annual season of 40 live events and film forums, also includes two large festivals: the 13-day Seattle Jewish Film Festival each spring and SeaJAM: Jewish Arts+Music Festival weekend each fall. Series include: “Global Sound” International Concerts, “Words to the Wise” talks, “Fable to Table” culinary programs and chef talks, “Jest Fest” comedy shows, “Shpiel” theater and live podcast shows, and “On the Big Screen” year-round film forums with food and/or speakers/filmmakers.

Tickets and Info: SJCC.org/arts-ideas | View 2019/2020 Arts+Ideas Season Brochure

Photo: SJCC Arts+Ideas team with comedian Judy Gold (L-R): Lori Ceyhun, Program Manager; Pamela Lavitt, Director; Dana Pruchno, Outreach + Special Events Coordinator


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