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Join us for JFest: An Arts Festival for the JCC Movement – a Jewish Arts festival that offers high quality cultural and educational content delivered to you on Virtual J. JFest transcends boundaries by delivering rich, Jewish cultural arts content on a continental level, online and in-person through your local JCCS, and ignites storytelling, building resilience across all our communities. Throughout the year, JFest programs will explore three core themes of storytelling: How to Tell Your Story, How Others Tell Our Story, and How History Tells Our Story. Through dynamic programs and partnerships with Artist-Educators from around the world, JFest invites you to tell your own story, and keep us connected even when we’re apart.

Featuring roundtable book and theatre talks, live cooking shows, a family Hanukkah concert, and virtual museum explorations for all ages, with international Jewish artists, visionaries and storytellers, such as celebrity Chef Michael Solomonov, Latin Grammy Award Winning musician Mister G, author and scholar Laura Leibman, Kendell Pinkney of Saturday Night Seder, Jon Adam Ross of The In[HEIR]itance Project, singer Tair Haim of A-WA, choreographer Rachel Linsky, and stunning Jewish visual artists MI POLIN. Presenting partners include the Jewish Book Council, Reboot, JArts, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Presented in partnership by JCC Association of North America and Virtual J 

All programs and events for “JFest: An Arts Festival for the JCC Movement” are made possible through funds granted by The Covenant Foundation, with additional support from The Pertzik Fund for Arts and Culture.


SUSTAIN: A Root to Stem Jewish Cooking Experience LIVE with Chef Michael Solomonov on Thursday, October 21st at 8 pm 

Join Israeli chef and restauranteur Michael Solomonov for a live “root to stem” cooking show honoring Jewish cuisine, seasonal ingredients, and sustainability. Click here to download the list of ingredients. 

Sparking the Jewish Story: The Objects That Define Us on Sunday, October 24th at 8 pm

In partnership with the Jewish Book Council and Reboot, this JFest event brings Laura Arnold Leibman, author of the National Jewish Book Award-winning “The Art of the Jewish Family,” into conversation with Reboot’s “What Would You Bring” initiative, for a broad exploration of Jewish storytelling and resilience. A moderated discussion with Jewish educator and theater-maker Kendell Pinkney. 

Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights on Wednesday, December 1st at 6pm 

Join JCC Association with our partners at JArts and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston as we come together to celebrate Hanukkah. Eight female international Jewish artists, including singer Tair Haim of A-Wa, Italian chef Sylvia Nacamulli, and dancer Rachel Linsky, will share pieces that are inspired by Hanukkiot from the MFA Judaica collection, one of the largest Judaica collections in a major American museum.  It will be an unforgettable evening of performance, learning, and artistic engagement for all ages. 

Hanukkah Concert with Mister G & Friends  on Monday, December 6th at 5:30 pm

Join Latin Grammy Award-winning musician Mister G and his international band of Jewish music-makers from Israel, Mexico, and Argentina for a special family engagement Hanukkah concert, filled with ruach (spirit).