Live and Become (2005)

2h 20min Drama

A Christian boy escapes to Israel from famine-stricken Ethiopia by pretending to be Jewish.

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Cabaret at the J

JCC MetroWest

760 Northfield Avenue

West Orange, NJ 07052

For more information please contact Katy Strulson at kstrulson@jccmetrowest.org or 973-530-3915

Limited seating, advance registration strongly encouraged

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“Passion, precision, warmth, a gold blend: these are the trademarks of this excellent Israeli string quartet.”
Such was the New York Times’ impression of the Jerusalem Quartet. Since the ensemble’s founding in 1993 and
subsequent 1996 debut, the four Israeli musicians have embarked on a journey of growth and maturation. This journey
has resulted in a wide repertoire and stunning depth of expression, which carries on the string quartet tradition in a
unique manner. The ensemble has found its core in a warm, full, human sound and an egalitarian balance between high
and low voices. This approach allows the quartet to maintain a healthy relationship between individual expression and a
transparent and respectful presentation of the composer’s work. It is also the drive and motivation for the continuing
refinement of its interpretations of the classical repertoire as well as exploration of new epochs.
The Jerusalem Quartet is a regular and beloved guest on the world’s great concert stages. With regular bi-annual visits
to North America, the quartet has performed in cities such as New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Washington,
and Cleveland as well as in the Ravinia Festival. In Europe, the quartet enjoys an enthusiastic reception with
regular appearances in London’s Wigmore hall, Tonhalle Zürich, Munich Herkulessaal, Theatre des Champs-Elysées, as
well as special guest performances at the Auditorium du Louvre Paris, the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and festivals such
as Salzburg, Verbier, Schleswig-Holstein, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, Rheingau, Saint Petersburg white Nights and
many others.

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Mindful is the New Skinny

Lifestyle Enrichment

Jodi Baretz, LCSW, CHHC is a psychotherapist, health and mindfulness coach in private practice at the Center for Health and Healing in Mt. Kisco, New York. Jodi has more than two decades of experience providing clinical services, psychotherapy and nutritional counseling. She is passionate about helping individuals, groups and organizations live with less stress and more joy by shifting their mindset and managing their minds. She brings fun into learning with her authentic, warm sense of humor and appreciation for life. Jodi is the author of the best-selling book, “Mindful Is the New Skinny” and was featured on and contributes to media outlets such as Thrive Global and Huffington Post, and is a frequent guest on health and wellness podcasts, such as Thrive LOUD and Resiliency Ninja.

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For more information, please contact Katy Strulson at 973-530-3915 or kstrulson@jccmetrowest.org

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A unique chamber ensemble of winds and strings performs expansive works by Beethoven and Penderecki. Curtis alumni Benjamin Schmid, one of today’s most versatile violinists, and Gabriel Kovach, principal horn of the Phoenix Symphony, lead the ensemble for this tour.

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In an exhaustive and exhaustingly hilarious tome, the ingeniously comedic powerhouse trio, Dave Barry, Adam Bansbach and Alan Zweibel, unravel the religion’s long and complicated history, while tackling the tough questions that have been plaguing long-suffering Jewish people everywhere for centuries—like why are yarmulkes round, how to find a steady-handed mohel, who was the first Jewish comedian, how to make perfect Matzah Balls every time, and the real difference between Orthodox and Ultra-Orthodox Jews. What the authors get immediately and definitively out of the way in the preamble, which subsequently follows the preface, introduction, and prologue, respectively, is that Judaism is not a salamander…

Wine and Beer will be served

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Founded in 2004, Montage Music Society has established itself as a versatile ensemble primarily dedicated to music inspired by visual art. Their projects have resulted in a variety of commissions and acclaimed recordings, including “Starry Night Project” on the MSR label. MMS has been featured at the Abiquiu Chamber Music Festival, Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art and its Roswell Artist in Residence Foundation, Library of Congress, Washington DC’s Corcoran Gallery, the Chautauqua Institute and the International Piatti Festival among others. Recent commissions of new works by Andrew List, Ofer Ben-Amots, Nell Shaw-Cohen, Monica Demarco and Bruce Wolosoff inspired by artwork of Gauguin, Bebe Krimmer, Andy Goldsworthy, Luis Jimenez and Martin Resnick respectively. Montage Music Society is featured in documentaries “Creating Music Inspired by Visual Art”.

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Under the direction of Joseph Alessi, The Juilliard Trombone Choir is a two time winner of the International Trombone Choir Competition. The choir was founded by Joseph Alessi in the early 1990’s and is made up of undergraduate and graduate classical trombone majors from The Juilliard School. Members of the Juilliard Trombone Choir have gone on to play with such orchestras as The Atlanta Symphony, Chicago Lyric Opera, Kennedy Center Orchestra, Charlotte Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Philadelphia Orchesrta, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, The Pittsburgh Symphony, The Saint Louis Symphony, The Buffalo Philharmonic, The San Antonio Symphony, The Jacksonville Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, New York City Opera, Honolulu Symphony, Dallas Symphony, San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, Singapore Symphony, Deutsche Opera, Zurich Opera Orchestra, Frankfurt Oper, Seattle Symphony, and The New York Philharmonic.

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BIG GUNS, by U.S. Congressman-turned-novelist Steve Israel is a blunt and biting parody about guns and politics—think Thank You for Smoking meets the NRA. Based on real people and settings, it takes readers behind the scenes to the most private places on Capitol Hill and pulls back the curtain on congressional absurdities and machinations with the gun lobby.

Israel served as U.S. Congressman from New York for almost sixteen years, retiring in January 2017. “In Congress, I helped write anti-gun violence laws,” he says. “When I realized that Congress wouldn’t pass a single one, I left to write political satire—which at least has a better chance of actually being read.”

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Dessert Reception to follow program

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The first novel in nearly a decade from Myla Goldberg, the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Bee Season- a compelling and wholly original story about a female photographer grappling with ambition and motherhood, a balancing act familiar to women of every generation.

Join our JCC Book Group discussion of Feast Your Eyes at 12:00 noon before the program.

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Dessert Reception to follow program

For more information, please contact Katy Strulson at 973-530-3915 or kstrulson@jccmetrowest.org

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