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Cultural and Performing Arts Events | PJCC

Then There Was Light: Jewish Contributions to Science, Technology, & Medicine

The Cultural and Performing Arts Department of the Peninsula Jewish Community Center offers high-quality, multi-disciplinary arts programming and cultural opportunities. Intimate performances, lectures, art exhibits and workshops, featuring emerging and established artists and thinkers, will strive to entertain, educate and enlighten.

PJCC | Cultural Arts Events: Concerts, Theater, Lectures, Exhibits

Camp Keff Night:Tzofim Friendship Caravan Concert and Picnic

Kick of summer with a spirited night of songs and Camp Keff cheer. The talented Tzofim, Israel Scouts, will bring their 2015 troupe to spread a message of hope and peace for Israel through an energetic concert. Pack a picnic (no pork or shellfish) or purchase dinner onsite. Field opens for picnicing at 6:00, concert begins at 6:30.

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Einstein: The Practical Bohemian

Ed Metzger brings to life the unbridled curiosity of the world's most famous physicist. Metzger's performance, characterized as 'authentic right down to the bone' by the Chicago Tribune reveals a philosopher, comedian, pacifist and troubled father. Co-presented with Hillbarn Theatre.
'Metzger does for Einstein what Hall Holbrook did for Mark Twain' The Detroit News

Hillbarn subscribers should purchase tickets through the Hillbarn Box office for the discounted rate.

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Mi Polin/From Poland Artist Reception and Program

At this free opening reception meet the Warsaw-based art duo of Helena Czernek and Akelsander Pruger, the artists behind this first Polish-made Judaica brand, and hear how they try to instill their work with the prinicpal of 'hiddur mitzvah' - in which beauty enhances a ritual object's positive nature. Reception begins at 6:30. A talk with the aritsts, introduced by Fred Rosenbaum, Lehrhaus founding director and moderated by Shana Penn, executive director of the Taube Foundation of Jewish Life and Cutlure begins at 7 pm. This program is presented in partnership with Lehrhaus Judaica. Registration suggested.

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Sensible Media Choices for Parents and a Day to Unplug

The quantity and rate at which our youth are consuming media- movies, YouTube, video, games and advertising- is growing at an exponential rate. Access to both quality and questionable content seems limitless. Dana Blum, Bay Area Director of Common Sense Media will discuss how parents can navigate this rapidly evolving landscape with their kids.
Tanya Schevitz of Reboot will explain the merits of the National Day of Unplugging (March 6-7), 24 tech free hours - giving us all an chance to connect without cables. Ulam Gadol will open at 9 with some breakfast treats. Co-presented by the PJCC and Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School.

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Up Close at the PJCC presents Classical Jam

We're thrilled to bring back Classical Jam for another musical conversation presented in partnership with Music at Kohl Mansion. Known for their unique approach to chamber music, including exiting improvisations and world influenced classical music, our 2013 audience cherished each moment of this expressive and generous quartet. The audience cheered, 'I'll never miss another one','unique, engaging, definitely a Jam!' and 5 stars.'

Guests are greeted with wine and cheese and the 60-minute concert is followed by a 'Meet the Artists' dessert reception. It is our pleasure to reserve tables for parties of four or more. Doors open at 7:30.

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Up Close at the PJCC presents Mobius Trio

Mobius Trio is an ensemble of three guitars that collaborates with composers on the creation, performance, and promotion of contemporary music. 'The most inventive and exciting young guitar ensemble today.' says Sergio Assad. Guests are greeted with wine and cheese and the 60-minute performance concludes with the 'Meet the Artist' dessert reception.
It is our pleasure to reserve tables for parties of four or more.

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Up Close at the PJCC presents Tumbledown House

The 'Up Close' season closes with Tumbledown House performing their modern speakeasy music featuring vocalist, Gillian Howe and jazz guitarist Tyler Ryan Miller, clarinet and bass. Their colorful storytelling includes vignettes from prohibition, the wild west, and other snapshots of American History. 'all the vintage vestige and boozy swing of old ragtime music.' says Flagstaff Live.
It is our pleasure to reserve tables for parties of four or more.

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