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St. Paul JCC

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1375 St. Paul Ave
St. Paul, MN 55116
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St. Paul JCC

September 2019

Sound the Shofar

September 22 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
St. Paul JCC, 1375 St. Paul Ave
St. Paul, MN 55116
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$5

Join the Living Legacy Shofar Factory for a hands-on Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) experience like no other as you create your very own Shofar to welcome the New Year. Gain new insights into the history and significance of the Shofar and its role on the holiday of Rosh Hashanah. In addition to creating your own Shofar, learn how to sound and practice the traditional sequence of notes blown on Rosh Hashanah. In partnership with Chabad of the Greater St.…

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TCJFF Film Screening – The Humorist

September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
St. Paul JCC, 1375 St. Paul Ave
St. Paul, MN 55116
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$12

The year is 1984, and Boris Arkadiev, a fictional Soviet stand-up comedian, is unraveling under the weight of fame, censorship, KGB “patronage,” and his own insecurities. Boris is tormented not only by external oppression and censorship but also by his own insecurities that poison all his relationships. Finally, the comedian snaps and – armed with the exotic American notion of “insult humor” – takes his revenge. Presented in partnership with Russian American Jews in Minnesota (RAJMN), The Russian Cultural Center,…

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TCJFF Film Screening – Fig Tree

September 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
St. Paul JCC, 1375 St. Paul Ave
St. Paul, MN 55116
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$12

A007R0R9 Set in Addis Ababa in 1989, Fig Tree follows a teenage girl’s harrowing coming of age. Mina is 16 years old and the Ethiopian Civil War has been underway her entire life. She lives with her brother and grandmother in a humble house with newsprint for wallpaper. The family is Jewish and is planning to flee Ethiopia for Israel, where Mina’s mother awaits their reunion. But this plan leaves out the person Mina loves most: Eli, her Christian boyfriend,…

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TCJFF Film Screening – The Unorthodox

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Paul JCC, 1375 St. Paul Ave
St. Paul, MN 55116
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$12

When Yakov Cohens daughter was expelled from school, he decided to establish a parallel social institution. He had no knowledge, no money, no connections and no PR but he had the strong will to take action that would allow him and other Sephardic Jews to hold their heads up high. He brought two friends along, their operation was characteristic of the people they represented: not the suit-wearing types but with people working their way up from the bottom, informal, with…

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TCJFF Film Screening – Promise at Dawn

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
St. Paul JCC, 1375 St. Paul Ave
St. Paul, MN 55116
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$12

From his difficult childhood in Poland to his adolescence under Nices sun, to his career in the air force in Africa during World War II, Romain Gary has lived an extraordinary life. He owes this relentless enterprise to live a thousand lives, to become a great man and a famous writer, to his mother Nina. Its the wild love of his eccentric and endearing mother that drives him to become one of the greatest novelists of the twentieth century, to…

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TCJFF Film Screening – My Polish Honeymoon

September 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
St. Paul JCC, 1375 St. Paul Ave
St. Paul, MN 55116
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$12

CLOSING NIGHT! Anna and Adam, a young Parisian couple with Jewish origins, are about to travel to Poland for the first time. They are just married and technically speaking this will be their honeymoon. They will attend a ceremony in memory of the Jewish community in the village of Adam’s grandfather, which was destroyed 75 years ago. Adam, not really enthusiastic, sees it as an occasion to spend some quality time with his wife, away from their baby boy. Anna…

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October 2019

Ten Thousand Things Theater Company Performance

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Paul JCC, 1375 St. Paul Ave
St. Paul, MN 55116
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THE WINTER'S TALE, BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Directed by Marcela Lorca Featuring Stephanie Bertumen, Shá Cage, Cristina Castro, James Craven, Steven Epp, Christopher Jenkins, Mo Perry, William Sturdivant, and Karen Wiese-Thompson An epic story of loss, magic and redemption, that asks questions about love, renewal, and forgiveness that are relevant to audiences of all backgrounds and life experiences. Ten Thousand Things brings lively, intelligent, professional theater to people with little access to the wealth of the arts – who in turn help our artists and traditional audiences re-imagine what theater can…

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Cardio & Cocktails

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Paul JCC, 1375 St. Paul Ave
St. Paul, MN 55116
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Join us for a sampler of three 20-minute classes; Barre, Bootcamp, and Cycling. A great workout, meet friends, and have a blast with cocktails to follow! Free and open to the community! Ages 21+ For more information, contact Anna Golv, Fitness & Group Exercise Manager at annag@stpauljcc.org or 651 + 255 4765

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December 2019

Symphony Concert

December 11 @ 7:00 pm
St. Paul JCC, 1375 St. Paul Ave
St. Paul, MN 55116
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One of the oldest community orchestras in the United States, the St. Paul JCC Symphony Orchestra has a 90+ year tradition of excellence! Our 45-piece, volunteer orchestra practices and performs classical and modern repertoire selected by music director and conductor, Amir Kats, who is in his seventh season leading the St. Paul JCC’s Symphony Orchestra. All performances are free and open to the public.

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