A JEWISH CORE. A NEW CENTER

The New Center for Arts and Culture presents performances, art and ideas that explore universal themes through a Jewish lens.

Our programs reflect the spirit of contemporary Jewish culture, while speaking both to Jewish audiences and to the broader community. We invite everyone to come and experience the insight, passion, humanity and humor that lie at the heart of our programs.

Date Time Event Venue Location Tickets
New Center LIVE!
2.22.2012 1:31 pm Leon Wieseltier: The Post Post-Holocaust Era in America Arsenal Center for the Arts: Charles Mosesian Theater 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown Buy
3.20.2012 2:30 pm Elit Veber: Eshet (wife) Arsenal Center for the Arts: Charles Mosesian Theater 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown Buy
4.10.2012 2:50 pm Yevgeny Kutik & Martin Bookspan: Classically Jewish Temple Israel 477 Longwood Ave., Boston Buy
Performance
4.28.2012 9:51 am Hershey Felder in Maestro: Leonard Bernstein The Paramount Theater 559 Washington St., Boston Buy
Prism
2.6.2012 12:18 pm God Walks Into a Bar Church 69 Kilmarnock Street Boston, MA 02215 Buy
3.8.2012 12:32 pm Hadag Nachash Johnny D’s 17 Holland Street Somerville, MA 02144 Buy
4.15.2012 3:03 pm Mimouna 2012 Villa Victoria Buy
1.24.2013 3:28 pm Beyond Bubbie’s Kitchen 2013 TBD Buy

ART, PERFORMANCES & CONVERSATIONS

All New Center programs speak to Jewish audiences and to the broader community. Attracting large and diverse groups of people, our past programs have explored wide-ranging themes and ideas, including: the Exodus story told from multiple cultural perspectives; the blending of Klezmer and swing music; and the influence of a Jewish up-bringing on the lives and careers of acclaimed writers, artists, musicians, actors, political figures and humorists.

We invite everyone to come and experience the insight, passion, humanity, and humor that lie at the heart of our programs.

DONATE, SHAPE, SHARE & CHANGE

As a nonprofit organization, the New Center relies on the generosity of itsdonors to help sustain our annual operating budget. Our programming and activities are only possible because of you. Thank you.

We welcome contributions of any size. CLICK HERE TO MAKE YOUR DONATION ONLINE!

Please consider contributing to:

Prism – Young Adults Group/Activities

Wherever My Support Is Needed Most

Contributions can also be made by mailing a check to the New Center at:

New Center for Arts and Culture
20 Ashburton Place
2nd Floor, Suite 1
Boston, MA 02108

Third Annual Beyond Bubbie’s Kitchen

Date:

Sunday October 23, 2011
5:00 PM

Venue:

WGBH Boston
One Guest Street, Boston

Admission:

$36 Young Adults/$72 Adult

For more information call:

617-531-4610

Third Annual Beyond Bubbie’s Kitchen

Third Annual Beyond Bubbie’s Kitchen

This event sold out last year – get your tickets soon!

 Join Prism and WGBH as we challenge 13 of Boston’s top chefs to update traditional Jewish recipes! This interactive tasting event mixes tradition with creativity – no boring brisket or dried out chicken at this event. Special guest, Avron Honig, author of Feed Me Bubbe, will join us with his 84-year old Bubbie, for a dynamic conversation on their recent successes and all foods Jewish. Leave with a recipe book filled with these creative, contemporary dishes to serve at your next holiday meal!

ART, PERFORMANCES & CONVERSATIONS

All New Center programs speak to Jewish audiences and to the broader community. Attracting large and diverse groups of people, our past programs have explored wide-ranging themes and ideas, including: the Exodus story told from multiple cultural perspectives; the blending of Klezmer and swing music; and the influence of a Jewish up-bringing on the lives and careers of acclaimed writers, artists, musicians, actors, political figures and humorists.

We invite everyone to come and experience the insight, passion, humanity, and humor that lie at the heart of our programs.

A JEWISH CORE. A NEW CENTER

The New Center for Arts and Culture presents performances, art and ideas that explore universal themes through a Jewish lens.

Our programs reflect the spirit of contemporary Jewish culture, while speaking both to Jewish audiences and to the broader community. We invite everyone to come and experience the insight, passion, humanity and humor that lie at the heart of our programs.

The New Center is privileged to have a Board of Directors whose members work hard to help us fulfill our vision and mission.

 

Yasmin Levy

Yasmin Levy

Date:

Wednesday March 9, 2011
7:30 PM

Venue:

Somerville Theatre
55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA

Admission:

$25

For more information call:

617-531-4625

Yasmin Levy

 

”Take advantage of the opportunity to hear her now, before she
becomes idolized in the manner of Cesaria Evora and other great artists whose voices seem to sing directly from their soul.”
—San Francisco Examiner

With a deeply spiritual and moving style, Yasmin Levy preserves and revives the most beautiful and romantic songs from the Ladino/Judeo-Spanish tradition. Her powerfully sensual voice, which combines flamenco’s fiery passion with the microtonal melisma of Middle Eastern music, ripples across sashaying grooves built from hand percussion; Turkish-Arabic instruments such as the oud, ney and qanun; and Western standbys, including acoustic guitar and bass.

Check out what the chefs are updating for this great event!

TRADITIONAL
JEWISH FOOD
UPDATED FOOD RESTAURANT HEAD CHEF
Teiglach Teiglach Honey Dessert Journeyman Diana Kudayarova
and Tse Wei Lim
Corn Beef Sandwich on Rye Duck pastrami “sandwhich” with red cabbage confit, rye brioche and apple mustard American Seasons Michael LaScola
Potato Pancake Cold smoked cherry wood salmon with potato apple galette with whole grain mustard horseradish remoulade OM Restaurant & Lounge Michael Madden
Bagel & Lox Caraway & matzah cake with hot smoked arctic char, vermont fromage & micro celery Russell House Tavern Michael Scelfo
Kasha Varnishkas Kasha Varnishkas with our homemade pasta and gesiers confit Craigie on Main Tony Maws
Brisket Brisket braised in pomegrante juice, served with pomegranate seeds and onion confit Estragon Julio de Haro
Potato Pancake Potato pancake with smoke white fish & Chive Stella Evan Deluty
Traditional Sephardic Passover Eggplant Stew Rich, smoky blend of grilled eggplant, roasted garlic and tomato Lala Rokh, Bin 26, Enoteca and BiNA osteria Chef Azita Bina-Seibel
Mun “poppy seed”
Cookies
Oreo Mun Cookies Lumiere Michael Leviton
Chanukah “sufganiyot” donut Apple donuts with trio of dipping sauces – caramel, chocolate and sticky cider The Fireplace Jim Solomon
Knishes Braised Lamb Knishes with Sweet Roasted Tomato Chutney Upstairs on the Square Steven Brand
Blintz Tamales De Chocolate with a sweet fruit topping Ole Erwin Ramos
Borscht Pickled Winter Beet Salad with Housemade Ricotta, Fresh Basil & Blood Orange Eastern Standard & Lineage Jeremy Sewall
Purim Moscardini Almond Cranberry Biscotti La Morra Josh Ziskin
Tzimmes Japanese Yam Tempura Maki and Grilled Shitake Mushroom Sushi Oishii Ting Yen

Beyond Bubbie’s Kitchen

Date:

Sunday January 30, 2011
5:30 PM

Venue:

Moakley Courthouse
1 Courthouse Way, South Boston

Admission:

Regular Ticket: $136 / Young Adult: $36

For more information call:

617-531-4610

Beyond Bubbie’s Kitchen

Prism challenges 15 of Boston’s top chefs
to update traditional Jewish recipes.

What comes to mind when someone says “Jewish food?” Matzo ball soup? Brisket and kugel?  Back by popular demand, we’re updating Jewish food by mixing tradition with creativity. No boring brisket or dried-out chicken at this event! We’re taking traditional Jewish foods and creating fun, healthy, contemporary dishes, from appetizers all the way to desserts.

Fifteen of Boston’s top chefs come together for this fun, interactive, tasting event hosted by Chef Michael Schlow of Radius. Selected chefs will provide short demonstrations, and participants will leave with a recipe booklet complete with the updated dishes prepared that evening.

CLICK HERE to see the program and recipes from last year.

*Please Note: This event is being held in a Federal Courthouse. You will be required to show a valid photo ID (driver’s license, passport, Mass state ID card, etc.) to enter the building. Please be sure to have this ID on you when coming to the event. You will not be admitted without it. 

Chanukah_festival

We’ve all heard the miracle of Chanukah – scant oil burning for eight days instead of one.  But what was the commotion about in the first place? Tradition teaches that the conflict was over King Antiochis’ decision to build an altar for Zeus in the Jewish Temple. But scholars now believe the revolt was actually a civil war between Hellenized Jews adopting Greek culture and the conservative Maccabees fighting to preserve Jewish traditions.

Join Prism as we draw inspiration from this ancient conflict and explore its themes
in today’s contemporary world.

 

December 1 – 8, from 1 PM – 7 PM at the Mobius Gallery (725 Harrison Ave., Boston)

Ongoing visual arts exhibition that features artwork celebrating the themes of Chanukah and the concept of assimilation and cultural preservation.

Wednesday December 1 @ 6 PM – Opening Reception @ Mobius Gallery (725 Harrison Ave., Boston)

Meet the artists as they lead you through the exhibit. Enjoy a reception featuring light fare and live music.

Thursday December 2 @ 8 PM – Oil Tasting @ Mobius Gallery (725 Harrison Ave., Boston)

Come and take part in a blind tasting of exotic and delicious olive oils, as Formaggio Kitchen joins Prism to present a new take on that Chanukah staple: oil.

Sunday December 5 @ 6 PM – Trivia Night @ Estragon

Test your Jewish trivia knowledge and enjoy delicious tapas at Estragon (700 Harrison Ave).                                                                      

Wednesday December 8 @ 7:30pm – Story Slam @ Mobius Gallery (725 Harrison Ave., Boston)

Come and hear hilarious and insightful tales as Prism and Four Stories team up to present some of Boston’s exciting story tellers talking about their own cultural assimilation and heritage.