Arts&Culture Season

fall 2018

We proudly present our selection of Cultural Events. Plan ahead for the best things to do this season at the J - Open to all

September

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Ride the Rosh Hashanah Train

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Gallery Opening: Divine Sparks

Sunday, Sept 2, 10am-1pm at Stanley Park - Rain or shine.

Enjoy Rosh Hashanah crafts and projects presented by local Jewish groups!

$5 per family, includes PJ Library bags for your kids.
Meet at the barn near the Stanley Park Train.
Train tickets and lunch not included (you’re welcome to bring your own lunch).

Tickets

Divine Sparks - Barbara Heller

Opening Reception and Talk
Th Sept 6, 7:00-9:00pm
Artist in attendance | FREE admission
Exhibit continues to October 8

Barbara Heller draws on her travels and experiences, her Jewish heritage, her family photos, and the mystical side of world religions to present a personal iconography. Heller’s work reflects her concerns about our world – one fraught with inequities, beset by senseless violence in the name of a “greater good,” the environment, and our psychological isolation from one another. Barbara Heller is a passionate proponent of the art of tapestry, and has exhibited locally, nationally, and internationally over the past forty years.

http://barbaraheller.ca/

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Lecture: Israel the Soundtrack

Mo Sep 17 7:30-9:30pm by donation

Celebrate Israel’s 70th year of independence in an inspiring event.
Experience Israel from a different angle. 90 exhilarating minutes of history, politics and culture through local music and dances.
Facilitator: Mijal Ben-Dori, Regional Director for the Jewish Agency in Canada
Courtesy of the Jewish Agency for Israel

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Textile Arts Gallery Hop

BUS TOUR

A unique opportunity to gallery hop and explore 3 exhibits – part of the Textile Society of America Conference taking place in Vancouver this year.

Galleries to be visited:
• Italian Cultural Arts Centre
• Roundhouse Centre
• Zack Gallery

Galleries will have light refreshments.

Thur Sept 20
6:15–9:30pm

Bus leaves JCC at 6:15pm

$20 member/ $25 general
Register by Sept 13

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We acknowledge the financial assistance
of the Province of British Columbia

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Book Launch: Helen Wilkes

We Sep 26 2:00pm at the JCC

Local author Helen Wilkes will read from her newly published book The Aging of Aquarius: Igniting Passion and Purpose as an Elder.

Author Helen Waldstein Wilkes is a retired Vancouver professor and activist of Jewish/Czechoslovakian background. In her award-winning Letters from the Lost: A Memoir of Discovery, she first examined her life in pre-WW II Czechoslovakia. Much of this sophisticated and well-illustrated material was derived from a treasure trove of letters that Wilkes rescued from an Eaton’s Christmas box after her father died in 1959.

We are thrilled to welcome Helen Wilkes, now in her eighties, at the launch of her new book, The Aging of Aquarius: Igniting Passion and Purpose as an Elder.  Whether it is social activism of gardening clubs, Wilkes outlines practical steps to empower elders and infuse life with a sense of purpose and joy.  With this book she hopes to encourage others who are transitioning into a post-retirement identity to rekindle their passions and curiosity, and enjoy life to the fullest.

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Poetry Evening: Divine Sparks

Sep 26  7:00-9:00pm at the JCC

HOST: Fran Bourassa
POETS: Lindi Nolte, Al Mader, Mary Duffy, Kevin Spenst

There will be an open mic time when members of the audience will be given an opportunity to write and then read poems they have written that relate to the exhibition.

Presented by the Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery in collaboration with Pandora’s Collective and the Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library. Made possible by the Yosef Wosk Poetry Initiative Grant.

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Sukkot Family Celebration

Su  Sep 30, 10:00am-12:00pm - at the JCC Sukkah

Family Open Sukkah. Shake, shake, shake the Lulav with music stories and crafts. For families with children 0-5.

Presented by the JCC and PJ Library Family Celebration

October

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"A Cloud on a Stick" children's show

Oct 3, 5:00pm

Yarden Bar Kochva, Idan Alterman , Tal Blechrovich and Didi Shahar accompaniment by Salit Lahav (Accordion and flute) and Udi Krauss (Percussion) Perform witty and magical songs of the beloved children’s writer Rinat Hoffer..The exciting songs take off on the wing of Didi Shachar’s magical melodies. Little life pictures of a girl named Amali, a dreamy girl who experiences reality in her amusing and imaginative way.


The show is for children ages 3 to 9 and for the whole family

in Hebrew


בואו לראות את ירדן בר כוכבא, עידן אלתרמן, טל בלכרוביץ’ ודידי שחר מבצעים שירים שנונים וקסומים בליווי סלעית להב (אקורדיון וחליל) ואודי קראוס (כלי הקשה). שיריה המרגשים של סופרת הילדים האהובה רינת הופר ממריאים על כנף לחנים סוחפים ומאירי פנים של דידי שחר. תמונות חיים קטנות של ילדה ושמה עמלי, ילדה חולמנית שחווה את המציאות בדרכה המשעשעת ומלאת הדמיון. המופע מיועד לילדים מגיל שלוש עד תשע ולכל המשפחה

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Israeli Singalong

Su Oct 21 7:00pm $12 at the door

Enjoy Israeli culture, practice your Hebrew and singing!

שירה בציבור עם מרים בני וחברים
יום ראשון 21.10.18 בשעה 7  בערב

Tickets

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Book Launch: Zev Cohen

Su Oct 7 1:30 pm at the JCC

Israeli and ex-Winnipeger Zev Cohen’s newly published Hebrew book of Short Stories Shilgiyah Me’Hanamal Hareichani or Snow White of Fragrant Harbor

Presented in English & Hebrew.

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Gallery Opening:  Heart to Heart

Opening Reception
Th Oct 11, 7:00-9:00pm at the JCC
Artists in attendance | Free admission
Exhibit continues to November 9

Nature’s changing palette, swelling with textures, tones and hues, provides a means of expression for two artists, Nicole Schouela and Claudie Azoulai.
Although diverse in their respective mediums, their messages coincide. Azoulai uses the ancient art of feltmaking, “nature instills a sense of well-being which I carry with me in my core as a fibre artist. With my palette of hand-dyed fleece, my sheep’s wool begins its journey of transformation from individual fibres to a cohesive richly textured fabric. ”

http://www.claudieazoulai.com/

Schouela uses digital photographic deconstructions, “I find my reprieve through a relationship with nature – a daily conversation held in silence. It is a spiritual relationship, uncompromised and eternal. It nourishes and inspires as it gently prods me to think deeper about life and its meaning.”

http://www.nicoleschouela.com/

Illustrations: LEFT: Claudie Azoulai “Flying Low” felt; RIGHT: Nicole Schouela “Walkabout” digital media

Claudie Azoulai and Nicole Schouela

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Book Launch: Jasper Kastiel

Su Oct 14 2:00pm at the JCC

Jasper Kastiel who goes by Jasbir Rai, aka Bobby Dazzler will introduce her two new books in this multifaceted launch.

G-d’s Eye: Universal Awakening – her new book which shows a path to living in positivity by discovering who you really are and the unity in humanity.


Retail Jail: Retail Apocalypse – a business memoir and described as a catalyst for the second book

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Israeli Theatre Lecture: Hanoch Levin

We Oct 24, 7:00-8:30pm at the JCC

“To be or not to be” in the Holy Land: Exposure to Israeli Theatre An in-depth introduction to three of the most important Israeli theatre artists: Hanoch Levin, Joshua Sobol, and Rina Yerushalmi. Learn about their lives, creative styles, and their influence on Israeli culture.


Instructor: Hila Graf, an Israeli director, and theatre instructor and lecturer specializing in Israeli culture.

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Vancouver, BC V5Z 2N7

604.257.5111

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November

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Poetry Evening: Heart to Heart

Nov 1  7:00-9:00pm at the JCC

HOST: Bonnie Nish
POETS: Winston Lee, Carol Johnston, Geoff Nilson, Angela Rebec
MUSICIAN: Linda Szentes, voice & keyboard

There will be an open mic time when members of the audience will be given an opportunity to write and then read poems they have written that relate to the exhibition.

Presented by the Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery in collaboration with Pandora’s Collective and the Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library. Made possible by the Yosef Wosk Poetry Initiative Grant.

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Lecture: Jewish Law - Book of Samuel

We Nov 7 7:00-8:30pm

Jewish Law - How to Get Away with Murder: Reading between the Lines of the Book of Samuel

King David is one of the most celebrated figures in the Bible and Jewish history. His rise to power is presented in glorious terms, with an emphasis on God’s rejection of Saul and his backing of David. Despite this heavily pro-David stance, the book also yields a different story–read between the lines. You may never see David the same way again.

Instructor: Sara Milstein, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at UBC. Sara earned her Ph.D. in 2010 from New York University with a focus on Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies.

Member $15 /Regular $20

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Gallery Opening: A Whisper Across Time

Th Nov 15, 7:00-9:00pm - Free admission
Exhibit continues to Dec 9


Opening Reception, Book Launch and Slide Show With Olga Campbell and Brian Hall-Stevenson

“A Whisper Across Time” is the story of one family’s experiences in the Holocaust. Olga Campbell tells a personal and moving story through prose, art and poetry, creating a multi-dimensional snapshot of family losses and intergenerational trauma. This is a story of remembering and healing. It is also a cautionary tale asking the reader to look at what is happening in the world today. Part memoir, part poetry, “A Whisper Across Time” will make you stop, feel and reflect.

Olga Campbell’s art includes photography, sculpture, mixed media painting, and digital photocollage. She is also the author of “Graffiti Alphabet.”

olgacampbell.com

In conjunction with the Jewish Book Festival

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Amiram Tovim Stand-up comedy night

Sorry, this event have been canceled

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Lecture: Israeli Theatre - Joshua Sobol

We Nov 21, 7:00-8:30pm at the JCC

“To be or not to be” in the Holy Land: Exposure to Israeli Theatre An in-depth introduction to three of the most important Israeli theatre artists: Hanoch Levin, Joshua Sobol, and Rina Yerushalmi. Learn about their lives, creative styles, and their influence on Israeli culture.

Instructor: Hila Graf, an Israeli director, and theatre instructor and lecturer specializing in Israeli culture.

Register

December

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Chanukah Marketplace

in the JCC atrium

Local - International
Jewellery
Linens & Textiles
Food Products
Holiday Giftware 

To setup a table at the Marketplace, please contact Brittany at the JCC, brittany@jccgv.bc.ca or 604 257-5111 

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Chanukah Marketplace

in the JCC atrium

Local - International
Jewellery
Linens & Textiles
Food Products
Holiday Giftware 

To setup a table at the Marketplace, please contact Brittany at the JCC, brittany@jccgv.bc.ca or 604 257-5111 

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JCC Ellie Slavin CHANUKAH PARTY

To our 90's and beyond!

Su  Dec 2, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Bouncy castle
Ball pit
Arts and Crafts
Toddler room
Israeli Dance Performance
Family recreational dance with Lior
Live Music Concert with The Juice!
Community candle lighting (1st candle of Chanukah)

And much more!

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Adults 55+ Chanukah Luncheon

Join us for a Chanukah celebration with live music and catered kosher lunch.

Co-sponsored by the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre

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Chutzpah! & Inclusion Services dance workshops

Details TBA


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Poetry Evening: A Whisper Across Time

Dec 6  7:00-9:00pm at the JCC

HOST: Angela Rebec
POETS: Bonnie Nish, Leanne Boschman, Fran Bourassa, Natasha Boskic, Marner Janes, Alana Clohessy, Stephan Karr
MUSICIAN: Linda Szentes, voice

There will be an open mic time when members of the audience will be given an opportunity to write and then read poems they have written that relate to the exhibition.

Presented by the Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery in collaboration with Pandora’s Collective and the Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library. Made possible by the Yosef Wosk Poetry Initiative Grant.

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Gallery Opening: Photo Club Vancouver

Details TBA

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Israeli Theatre Lecture: Rina Yerushalmi

We Dec 19, 7:00-8:30pm at the JCC

“To be or not to be” in the Holy Land: Exposure to Israeli Theatre An in-depth introduction to three of the most important Israeli theatre artists: Hanoch Levin, Joshua Sobol, and Rina Yerushalmi. Learn about their lives, creative styles, and their influence on Israeli culture.


Instructor: Hila Graf, an Israeli director, and theatre instructor and lecturer specializing in Israeli culture.

Register

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