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Boston’s own beloved and celebrated Annette Miller presents Now Is Our Time: The Pleasures and Perils of our Third Chapter. A new theater piece, Annette created it while a Resident Scholar at Brandeis University’s Women’s Studies Research Center.  By turns poignant, joyous, and resolute, this theatrical collage explores the mix of experiences and reflections of “women of a certain age.”

Annette Miller’s theater credits are legion: She created the role of Golda Meir in the pre-Broadway production of Golda’s Balcony, and has given life to the roles of Maria Callas in Master Class, Martha Mitchell in Martha Mitchell Calling, and Vi in August Osage County. The winner of numerous awards for her performances, Annette’s capacity to have an audience empathize with the challenges faced by women and men in their “third chapter” reaches new heights with her composition of this original work.

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New Center LIVE! Lexington: Call of Duty with Joe Klein

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November 16, 2015

In his new book, Charlie Mike, celebrated journalist and author Joe Klein illuminates a little known side of the aftermath of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, a story of compassion, resilience, and service. Wounded in Iraq, Eric Greitens, a Jewish Navy SEAL and Rhodes Scholar, returns home and discovers a new band of comrades—veterans determined to continue serving their communities, their country, and the world, despite their injuries. Greitens creates The Mission Continues, an organization that supports and inspires wounded soldiers to do public service work. Klein talks about Greitens’ story, as well as that of one of The Mission Continues first fellows, Marine sergeant Jake Wood, and the courageous ways that wounded veterans are redefining service. Joe Klein is the bestselling author of Primary Colors and a columnist for Time magazine.

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Arsenal Center for the Arts 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472, USA

$45 / $28 @ 7:30 PM

This concert celebrates Israel’s 67th Independence Day in song. Some joyful, some poignant, some iconic, and some not as well known, these songs reflect the complexity of Israel’s soul.  Featuring young talented Israeli musicians studying in Boston, the concert is organized and narrated by Matti Kovler, a highly accomplished composer-performer. Matti’s work has been commissioned by Tanglewood and Carnegie Hall.  In 2013 he was recognized by the Boston Foundation with the Brother Thomas Fellowship.  Like his other collaborations with the New Center, this concert grows out of Matti’s commitment to establishing the bridges connecting Israeli artists studying in the U.S. to the local Jewish community.

New Center OnStage: Jewish Playwriting Contest

After stops in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco, the 4th annual Jewish Playwriting Contest is coming to Boston for the first time this Spring. An international search for the best unpublished Jewish plays, the Contest has vetted 712 plays from 610 writers in 28 states and 9 countries since 2012, and is proud to present this year’s Top 3 for your enjoyment – and judgement. Come watch a cast of stellar actors read 20-minute sections from 3 plays, hear Jewish Plays Project Founder David Winitsky share the latest trends, and then use your cell phone to vote on which play should continue on in the Contest. The ultimate winner gets a workshop production for industry leaders in New York as part of JPP’s OPEN: Festival of New Jewish Theater at the 14th Street Y this June.

New Center NOW: Beyond Bubbie’s Kitchen

Duck confit latke, anyone? Beyond Bubbie’s Kitchen is Boston’s premier Jewish food celebration, exploring the Jewish culinary imagination of the area’s best chefs.

Back for the 6th year, join hundreds at the Back Bay Events Center and enjoy inspired modern updates on traditional Jewish favorites (check out some of these delicious dishes).

Sample beer, wine, cider, and rum, stop by the Kitchen Conversations booth to share your favorite food story, and taste the creative twists on Jewish fare from some of Boston’s top chefs and vendors.

2015 Chefs and Restaurants Include:

Tony Maws of Craigie on Main

Michael Leviton of Lumière

Josh Ziskin of La Morra

Jim Solomon of The Fireplace

Josh Brooks of Catalyst

Mei Li of
Mei Mei Street Kitchen

Dave Punch of Sycamore

Avi Shemtov of
The Chubby Chickpea

Alex Khitrik of Inna’s Kitchen

Steven Peljovich of
Michael’s Deli

Chris Hallahan ofKitchensurfing

Ganei Beantown

Kitchen Kibitz

Robin Cohen of Doves & Figs

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Neely Cohen of Vicuña Chocolate

Bantam Cider

Gubba Rum

Notch Brewing

James DiSabitino of Roxy’s Grill Cheese

 

New Center OnSTAGE: The Moo Shu Jew Show

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Back for a fourth year by popular demand, this Meshugganah show was created for Jews to enjoy on Christmas Eve — where else, but in a Chinese Restaurant?  Join us for an evening of Jewish inspired stand-up comedy along with dinner (no shellfish, no pork!). PARKING INFORMATION: Chinatown Garage – CLICK HERE for more info! ADDRESS: 125 Lincoln St, Boston, MA 02111 Entrance: 86 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111 Enter after 5 PM for $12 Parking. CLICK HERE for a Google Map of other parking lots in the area.  Moo-Shu-MenuComedians

Exploring the Jewish Imagination through Arts and Culture

he New Center for Arts and Culture celebrates the rich diversity of the Jewish imagination. The only Boston organization of its kind, the New Center explores universal themes through a Jewish lens, presenting world-class thinkers and artists through riveting conversations and performances. Aiming to strengthen the Jewish community and share the vitality of Jewish culture with a broad audience in Boston and beyond, the New Center delves into Jewish thought and culture through three strands of programming:

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New Center LIVE!

Our signature series explores the Jewish imagination through provocative conversation. Featuring the most acclaimed and original Jewish writers, artists, musicians, political figures and humorists  New Center LIVE! offers lively, revealing conversations about their lives and work and also  invites authentic give-and-take with  audience members. New Yorker cartoon editor Robert Mankoff, New York Times architecture critic Paul Goldberger, and CNN commentator Bill Schneider in conversation with political statistician Nate Silver and composer Osvaldo Golijov are among the thought leaders sharing their  takes on culture high and low.

New Center OnStage

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Reflecting the insight, passion, humanity and humor of Jewish culture, New Center OnStage explores the Jewish imagination through inspiring performance. Innovative theatrical, musical, dance and artistic presentations take center stage to unveil a variety of talents: Hershey Felder, channelling Maestro: Leonard Bernstein in the one-man musical play, and A Fine Romance, a medley of classic American songs penned by Jewish songwriters, are among the events taking the spotlight.

New Center NOW

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Engaging culturally-curious young adults through spirited and educational activities, New Center NOW explores the Jewish imagination through interaction. The lively mix of events features cooking, art, dance, film, music and assorted pop culture happenings– all with a Jewish twist. Programming runs the gamut from Beyond Bubbie’s Kitchen, an annual food tasting with Boston’s favorite chefs adding new zest to traditional Jewish recipes, to the adventures of fabricating glass dreidles and partaking in Jewishly-inspired yoga. All New Center NOW programs are conceived and planned by our young adult leadership.

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
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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

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.

 

INSIGHT, PASSION, HUMANITY & HUMOR

Browse through our photo archive or watch some video of our past events. Perhaps someone you know has enjoyed one of our many interesting and entertaining programs.

We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events, too!