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Come and explore the interior walls of the St. Paul JCC. You will see they are covered by thought and discussion provoking pieces. All exhibits at the center are free and open to the public.

April Poetry Month

April Poetry Month

The St. Paul JCC Celebrates

April National Poetry Month

Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month, held every April, is when schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets throughout the United States band together to celebrate the glorious art form of poetry and its vital place in American culture. Thousands of organizations participate through readings, festivals, book displays, workshops, and other events.

To honor the occasion, the St. Paul JCC has a gallery of poetic experiences for you. Stop in and read the poem of the day, take a poem for your pocket and add your very own line of rhyme to the JCC group poem.

Hooked on a poem of the day? Go to and sign up to receive a poem each day by email.

My Child Painting


Yisrael Shelli - My Israel
Early Childhood Impressions of the Land and Culture of Israel in honor of Israel's 66th Birthday

Our Early Childhood Learners, age's 18 months to 5 years, have been doing a lot of hands on learning about the land of Israel by engaging in arts activities, trying foods, playing with language, listening to music, and enjoying games. We have deepened our connection with our Sister - Gan (preschool) in Israel, Gan Almagor, bringing new friends and a new perspective into our classrooms and made our Israel learning come alive for us all.

Working with Jewish Family Programs Coordinator, Tracey Agranoff (Morah Tracey) and our Community Shalicha (Emissary), Ris Arbel, our youngest learners have created amazing landscapes and images that speak to their new found learning and connection to the land of Israel and it's people.

This exhibit is supported by the Dr. Richard Adelson Memorial Fund of the St. Paul JCC Endowment Funds.

From Her Mother

June and July

Or Chadash, A New Light: Unfiltered

Jewish Artists' Laboratory Exhibit

June 15 - July 30, 2014

Artist Reception: June 12, 6 - 8 pm at Sabes JCC Tychman Shapiro Gallery

Closing Event: July 20, 5 - 7 pm at Sabes JCC Tychman Shapiro Gallery

On display in the Sabes JCC Tychman Shapiro Gallery and Shared Walls Exhibition Areas as well as in the St. Paul JCC's Gallery Walk.

The Jewish Artists' Laboratory is an arts initiative through the Sabes JCC featuring 25 local artists exploring the theme of Light through unconventional study and creative hands-on sessions. The Laboratory, in its second year, meets twice monthly, promoting ongoing dialogue and providing a platform for artwork through its many stages.

Together artists of varying artistic media and connections to Judaism explore how the theme of Light is relevant to their work, as individuals, and to the community. This initiative will culminate in an exhibition and presentation.

Made possible through a generous grant from The Covenant Foundation, The Sabes Jewish Community Center, Minneapolis, along with The Harry & Rose Samson Jewish Community Center, Milwaukee, and University of Wisconsin Hillel, Madison, Wisconsin have collaborated to create this unique artistic initiative.

For more information or to exhibit your work contact:
Katherine Tane, Jewish Cultural Arts Coordinator, 651-255-4752