Arts + Ideas

The hub of Jewish life in the greater Seattle area is now the home of an eclectic and invigorating Arts + Ideas program.

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SJCC is thrilled to bring you another amazing season of Arts+Ideas! This season’s artists will make you think, laugh until you cry, consider a different side of things, dance the night away, and connect with your community.

Click on the guide at left or follow the links below.


Calendar of Events​

Israeli TV Dinners: YOUR HONOR (KVODO)
Sun, Nov 15 | 7:30 pm | SJCC
Heart-pounding first season of Israel’s hot drama. Includes dinner!

Film & Panel: LIKE
Thurs, Nov 15 | 7 pm | SJCC
New film on impact of social media on our kids

Nathan Englander: “Dinner at the Center of the Earth”
Sat, Nov 17 | 7 pm | SJCC
Pulitzer winner’s new political thriller set in Negev desert

“Tarot Diva” Enchanted Cooking Class
Wed, Nov 28 | 7 pm | SJCC
Tarot-card inspired culinary adventures with medium Sasha Graham

  SeaJAM Festival: ABRAHAM INC., Featuring David Krakauer, Fred Wesley, and Socalled
Sat, Dec 8 | 6:30 pm VIP/happy hour | 7:30 pm show | SJCC
An all-out Klezmer-funk dance party!

SeaJAM Festival: Family Hanukkah Dance Party:  The LeeVees
Sun, Dec 9 | noon games/food trucks/lighting | 1 pm show | SJCC
The J’s community-wide Hanukkah event! Rock out at this all-ages Indie-pop, family show.

SeaJAM Festival: birds sing a pretty song
Sun, Dec 9 | 5 pm | SJCC
Our first-ever dance show by emerging choreographer Rebecca Margolick and composer Maxx Berkowitz.

SeaJAM Festival: Comedian Cathy Ladman
Sun, Dec 9 | 6:30 pm happy hour | 7:30 pm show
Close out the festival with this acclaimed stand-up comedian, Tonight Show regular, TV writer, and actress.

Tues, Dec 25 | 5 pm | SJCC
Chinese food and a movie

Jonathan Weisman: “(((Semitism))): Being Jewish in America in the Age of Trump”
Thurs, Jan 17 | 7:30 pm | SJCC
NY Times editor on the rise of anti-Semitism and the alt-right

Comedian Ophira Eisenberg
Thurs, Jan 24 | 8 pm | SJCC
Comic and host of NPR’s “Ask Me Another” and “The Moth”

Unorthodox Live: Featuring Dan Savage
Sat, Feb 2 | 8 pm | SJCC
America’s leading Jewish podcast tapes a live Valentine’s Day episode

Cook the Book: “Ottolenghi Simple” Desserts
Wed, Feb 6 | 7 pm | SJCC
Make simple, flavorful treats with a pastry chef

Renata Lubinsky: “Around the World in 80 Dates”
Sun, Feb 10 | 2 pm | SJCC
Seattle author’s quest for love through online dating

Thurs, Feb 28 | 7:30 pm | SJCC
An emotionally scarred writer sentenced to community service teaches delinquent teens

Yemen Blues Concert w/Ravid Kahalani
Sat, March 2 | 8 pm | SJCC
Yemeni and West African dance grooves mix with Mizrahi chants

Book Club: Kitty Zeldis’s “Not Our Kind”
Thurs, March 7 | 7 pm | SJCC
Author-led discussion of her novel set in postwar NYC

Sweet & Savory Hamantshen Cooking Class
Sun, March 10 | 7 pm | SJCC
Put a creative twist on the classic Purim treat

Seattle Jewish Film Festival
March 23-31
The 24th annual festival: 36 films, 180 emotions, thousands of friends

SJFF Film & Author: Jamie Bernstein
Sun, March 31 | 4 pm | SJCC
New film & memoir by Leonard Bernstein’s daughter, celebrating his centennial

Seattle Jewish Film Festival: Eastside
April 6-7
Taking Issaquah by screen and storm again!

Film & Exhibit: Refusenik and “Power of Protest”
Tues, April 9 | 6:30 pm | UW Hillel
History of local and international efforts to free soviet Jews

Karen Trieger’s “My Soul is Filled with Joy”
Tues, April 30 | 7:30 pm | SJCC
Seattle writer’s true, harrowing story of family survival

Israel Story Live: Multimedia Radio Podcast Show
Tues, May 7 | 7 pm | UW HUB Lyceum Theatre
Israel’s “This American Life” w/ live multimedia storytelling

SJFF Surprise Encore
Sat, May 11 | 7:30 pm | SJCC
A festival favorite, back by popular demand

“Fried Chicken and Latkes”: A Solo Play by Rain Pryor
Sat, May 18 | 8 pm | SJCC
Growing up black, Jewish, and Richard Pryor’s daughter

Roy Dahan: Israeli Singer-Songwriter
Sun, June 2 | 7:30 pm | SJCC
Haunting vocals & eclectic influences from Leonard Cohen to Israeli folk-rock

Shavuot Cheesecake Cooking Class
Wed, June 5 | 7 pm | SJCC
Create and sample delicious dairy desserts

Comedian Monica Piper: “Farmisht, Farklempt, and Farblungit”
Sat, June 15 | 8 pm | SJCC
Emmy-winning comedy writer’s hysterical stand-up

After Dark Outdoor Movie: THE PRODUCERS
Sat, Aug 10 | 7:30 pm happy hour | 8:45 pm film | SJCC
Summer cinema and beer garden


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