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    Virtual OFJCC: Arts & Culture

    Just because the lights are off in the Schultz Cultural Arts Hall does not mean the Arts and Culture team is going dark on us. Please join us virtually!


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    • Wednesday, May 27 | 10:00 AM | The Oshman Family JCC presents an Israel Museum "Live Salon": Amitai Mendelsohn, Senior Curator of Israeli Art speaks with artist-actress Raida Adon about her work
    • June 2, 7:00 PM | No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram with Author Sarah Frier
    • June 4, 5:00 PM | A Conversation with Author Nathan Englander

    What Else is New:

    • Dodi Li Single from Deborah Sacks Mintz Streaming Now

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    Featured Events:

    NEW! Wednesday, May 27, 10:00 AM | The Oshman Family JCC presents an Israel Museum "Live Salon": Amitai Mendelsohn, Senior Curator of Israeli Art, Speaks with Artist-Actress Raida Adon about her Work

    The Israel Museum, Jerusalem presents Raida Adon: Strangeness, an exhibition featuring a single video work by the Palestinian-Israeli artist Raida Adon opening February 21, 2020. Marking Adon's first solo exhibition at the Museum, Strangeness (2017), an epic and poetic video work lasting over 33 minutes, evokes and addresses universal emotions which transcend geographic and political boundaries, including fragility, stability, wandering and permanence, in turn restructuring polarized local narratives and discourse in a way that reflects Adon's own complex identity. Preparatory sketches and a sculptural object from the video work itself will be presented alongside the video piece, which was acquired by the Museum in 2018. For more information click here. Link to join the event to be posted soon.


    Wednesday, May 27, 7:00 PM | 
    Cliff Kennedy, Communication Success Coach

    Do you want to deliver more value during your next virtual speech, talk or presentation? Join Communication Success Coach, Cliff Kennedy, for a discussion on the five things you can do right now to better engage, empower and energize your key audiences. For over 30 years, Cliff has been helping individuals, teams and industry-leading organizations achieve greater results from their high-stakes communication opportunities. For more information click here. Use password 326082 to
    join via Zoom.

    NEW!  June 2, 7:00 PM | No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram with Author Sarah Frier
    Award-winning reporter Sarah Frier reveals the never-before-told story of how Instagram became the most culturally defining app of the decade. As reviewed by the New York Times, No Filter tells a story about how Silicon Valley works. Join a special talk and live Q&A with the expert on how Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter make business decisions that affect their future and our society. For more information click here. Register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


    NEW!  June 4, 5:00 PM | A Conversation with Author Nathan Englander
    OFJCC favorite, Nathan Englander, returns to us for an enriching conversation over Zoom. He is the author of the story collections For the Relief of Unbearable Urges and international bestseller What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, and the novels The Ministry of Special Cases and Dinner at the Center of the Earth. Currently the Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University, Nathan is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a PEN/Malamud Award, the Frank O'Connor Award, the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts & Letters and was a Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2013. Register here.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


    Thursday, August 13, 7:30 PM | Tomboy: Talk and Q&A with Lisa Selin Davis
    A celebration of girls who resisted the pressure of gender norms and learned to not care about others' approval, Tomboy shares the stories of those who summoned the courage to live as their true selves. Lisa Selin Davis is an essayist, novelist and journalist who has written for major publications such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Guardian and Time prior to her debut. For more information click here. Use the password 0fJccArt$ to ioin via Zoom.


    Missed an event? Catch the recording:

        Sally Duplantier: Telomeres—Better Aging at Any Age (April 14)
        Sandra Shpilberg: New Startup Mindset (April 20)


    New!
    Dodi Li
    Single from Deborah Sacks Mintz Streaming Now

    Renowned New York musician Deborah Sacks Mintz and the Hadar ensemble present their latest single from the album, The Narrow and The Expanse. The recording of this track is proudly sponsored by the OFJCC. Listen to it here.


     

    Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks on TED Connects

    How We Can Navigate the Coronavirus Pandemic with Courage and Hope (recorded March 30)
    Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks offers thoughts on how we can navigate the coronavirus pandemic with courage, hope and empathy. With wisdom and clarity, he speaks on leadership, fear, death, hope and how we could use this moment to build a more just world. Watch for a special, impromptu prayer about halfway through the conversation. (This virtual conversation is part of the TED Connects series, hosted by head of TED Chris Anderson and head of curation Helen Walters. Recorded March 30, 2020.) Watch here

     


     

    Fun for All Ages:

    The Arts and Dialogues Facebook page is offering daily free activities for families. Follow @OFJCCArts on Facebook.

    PJ Library Podcast—Have I Got a Story for You:  Every episode of Have I Got a Story for You takes a classic Jewish folk tale and gives it a modern twist. You can explore episodes here and if you find one you really like, be sure to click on the episode page to find activities and book lists, and keep the fun going. Produced by PJ Library, a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

     

    School for the Arts:
    The OFJCC School for the Arts is continuing its Musical Theater classes over Zoom during the regular schedule. 

     

     


    From the Live Fully Blog:

    Saturday Night Seder Favorite Moments: There was a lot to love in Saturday Night Seder's delightful Passover shtick on YouTube, but here are OFJCC staffer Andrea's favorite moments. Plus: learn the hidden OFJCC connection!

    Board Games in a Time of Social Distancing: Seth Leslie, OFJCC's Chief Development Officer, has a penchant for highly original strategy games. Find his recommendations for the best board games for enjoying sheltering in place with the family here.

    Mah Jongg with Your Mishpucha—Social Distancing Edition: Martha Kokes, Marketing Director at the OFJCC, is a self-described "cheerfully-mediocre" Mah Jongg player. Despite this, she and her husband could not pass up an opportunity to play with their like-minded friends while sheltering in place. Read about her Maj mishpucha's test-drive of an online Mah Jongg platform here.

     

     

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