Mizel Center Presents JAMM Festival 2015

Mizel Center Presents JAMM Festival 2015

The Mizel Arts and Culture Center at the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center (Denver JCC) kicks off the 8th annual JAAMM Fest – Jewish Authors, Artists, Music and Musicians – next Wednesday, Sept. 30 with a community read from New York Times bestselling author and architect Charles Belfoure. Other festival highlights include musical performances by Kinky Friedman and Michael Feinstein, a discussion with author and senior advisor to President Obama David Axelrod, a world premiere from Wonderbound Dance Company and documentary Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict about the life of art icon Peggy Guggenheim.

The five-week festival, running Sept. 30 through Nov. 5, has something for everyone – numerous author appearances and lectures, dynamic concerts by renowned Jewish and Israeli musicians, contemporary Jewish films and documentaries, educational workshops, an art exhibit, a poetry slam and several dance and theatre events.



Sept. 30 – Charles Belfoure, “The Paris Architect”
Oct. 9 – Evelyn Golden Shafner, “Champa Street”
Oct. 11 – Rabbi Joseph Black, “There Once Was a Man From Canaan: The Five Books of Limerick”
Oct. 11 – Megan Feldman, “Triumph of the Heart”
Oct. 11 – Dafna Michaelson Jenet, “It Takes a Little Crazy to Make a Difference”
Oct. 11 – Hannah Nordhaus, “American Ghost: A Family’s Haunted Past in the Desert Southwest”
Oct. 11 – David Axelrod, “Believer: My Forty Years in Politics”
Oct. 13 – Robert S. Weintraub, “No Better Friend: One Man, One Day and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage and Survival in WWII”
Oct. 16 – Karen Gooen, “Searching for Bubbe Fischer”
Oct. 18 – E.M. Rose, “The Murder of William of Norwich: The Origins of the Blood Libel in Medieval Europe”
Oct. 18 – A Novel Idea: Nicole Dweck “The Debt of Tamar,” Bernie Schein “Famous All Over Town” and Kim van Alkemade “Orphan Number Eight”
Oct. 20 – Christopher Nixon “Plus One”
Oct. 21 — Alan Lelchuk “Searching for Wallenberg”
Oct. 23 – Food For Thought: Jessica Fechtor, “Stir” and Chef Rossi, “The Raging Skillet: The True Life Story of Chief Rossi”
Oct. 23 – Kid’s Read: Leslie A. Kimmelman, “Everybody Says Shalom”
Oct. 25 – Leah Lax “Uncovered: How I left Hasidic Life and Finally Came Home.”
Dec. 6 – David Gregory “How’s your faith? An Unlikely Spiritual Journey”


Oct. 11 – Deli Man from Director Erik Greenberg Anjou
Oct. 18 – Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict from Director Lisa Immordino Vreeland
Oct. 25 – Above and Beyond: The Birth of the Israeli Air Force from Producer Nancy Spielberg
Oct. 25 – Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem from Executive Producer Theodore Bikel and Director John Lollos


Oct. 10 – Kinky Friedman
Oct. 11 – Yoshie Fruchter
Oct 14 – Yumi Hwang-Williams, concert master of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra
Oct. 22 – Michael Feinstein
Oct. 24 – Amet Peled


Oct. 17 – Vertigo Dance Company
Nov. 5 – Wonderbound with Hal Aqua and the Lost Tribe


Oct. 1 through Dec. 21 – “Bereishit – Heaven and Earth: Paintings by Sandra Kaplan and James Cook”


Oct. 1 – Nov. 8 – My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding
Oct. 15 – Poetry Slam: Hannah Halpern and Amina Iro


Oct. 18 – 13th Annual Fred Marcus Memorial Holocaust Program
Oct. 18 – Annual Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado Seminar with Guest Speaker Ron Arons
Oct. 20 – Scholar in Residence Dr. Rachel Korazim, Seminar: “Hearing the Voice of Women: Exploring Poetry, Commentary and Prayer”
Oct. 21 – Scholar in Residence Dr. Rachel Korazim, Seminar: “Bialik: Modern Hebrew Poet of Memory and Hope”
Oct. 22 – Scholar in Residence Dr. Rachel Korazim, Seminar: “The Jewish Renaissance in Eastern and Central Europe”

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