SeaJAM Festival

Get ready for our 50th anniversary celebration
September 13-15, 2019

We’re thrilled to announce the lineup for our 2019 SeaJAM, Seattle Jewish Arts + Music Festival. Join us for a weekend celebrating the Stroum JCC’s 50th anniversary on Mercer Island and 70th in greater Seattle. 

Buy a full JAMpass and join us all weekend! Includes the Opening Night VIP event with headliner Debra Messing and single admission to all SeaJAM shows. 

To become an event or festival sponsor, contact Senior Development Manager Deni Hirsh | View sponsor levels and benefits.

Festival Lineup

SeaJAM: "Challah" for the J: The Great Challah Contest

Friday, September 13 | 4:30 pm- 6 pm
free to attend | $18 challah contest entry fee
SJCC, Mercer Island 
Join us for a pre-Shabbat, community challah baking contest! Bake your challah at home and bring it to the J for expert bakers to pick their favorite. Before Shabbat begins, everyone’s invited to join us to sing songs, have a nosh, toast the J, and take home a complimentary challah, courtesy of Schwartz Brothers Bakery. We’re also partnering with OneTable to connect millenials to a free Shabbat dinner around town. Click full event details to learn more.

SeaJAM Opening Night: An Evening with Debra Messing

Saturday, September 14 | 8pm
VIP reception 7pm*
$36-50 GA ticket

$100 VIP ticket (limit 50)
Benaroya Hall, downtown Seattle
Emmy-winning star of NBC’s Will & Grace discusses the show’s successful revival, her advocacy work, and Jewish identity onscreen and off.

*VIP reception includes pre-show meet and greet and photos with Debra Messing, refreshments and lite bites, and best-of-house reserved seats.

Fees = $2 Benaroya Hall Facility Fee (included in ticket price) + $7 Handling Fee

SeaJAM: Chef Joel Gamoran: SJCC 50th Anniversary Celebration Brunch, Banter, and (Cook)Books

Sunday, September 15 | 10:30am
$100 (includes brunch and signed book)
$1,000 table of 10
$1,000 donation for private cooking class with Joel (limit 7)
SJCC, Mercer Island
For 70 years (50 on Mercer Island), the Stroum Jewish Community Center of Greater Seattle has been a place to form friendships, celebrate tradition, and build community. Celebrate this momentous milestone at our Anniversary Celebration Brunch and talk featuring Early Childhood School graduate and Sur La Table’s National Chef Joel Gamoran. 

SeaJAM: The Maccabeats Concert

Sunday, September 15 | 5pm
SJCC, Mercer Island

Get ready to dance at this family concert from a capella stars combining Jewish music and playful pop parodies.

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Sorry, no tickets available at the door. JAMpass holders must enter 15 min. before show time.

Thank you to our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors
Margo and Jacob Engelstein

Executive Producer
The Lott Foundation

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