Neustadt Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies and Music Series Kicks Off on Sept. 27

Begins with Renowned Journalist Dan Abrams at the JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center

Dan Abrams

DENVER, Colo., – The 16th season of the Neustadt Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies and Music Series (JAAMM) kicks-off on September 27 with an evening with Dan Abrams, ABC News anchor and journalist, who will share his insights on the American political landscape and will take a deep dive into the circumstances surrounding the presidential campaigns and the Supreme Court. The series will continue with author talks, performances, comedy classes and concerts through 2024.

“We spent countless hours determining who to bring to the new season of the JAAMM Series, and we are confident that there is something for everyone who is interested in enriching their lives through arts and culture programming, whether Jewish or not,” said Jenna Gragg, assistant general manager of the JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center. “From journalist Dan Abrams to author events to live theater, comedy, live music, and a book and ceramics sale, attendees of the JAAMM Series are in for a treat this year.” 

The 2023-2024 JAAMM Series includes the following events:

‘Wiesenthal,’ A one man play by Tom Dugan
  • State of Play: An Evening with Dan Abrams – September 27, 2023
  • Jewish Book Sale in the JCC Denver lobby – October 9-13, 2023
  • Author Dini Klein, Prep + Rally: An Hour of Prep, A Week of Delicious Meals – October 9, 2023
  • Author Tom Shanker, Age of Danger: Keeping America Safe in an Era of New Superpowers, New Weapons, New Threats – October 11, 2023
  • The Braid presents ‘True Colors’ – October 25, 2023
  • Cherry Creek Theatre and the JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center present ‘Sondheim on Sondheim’ – October 27-November 19, 2023
  • Author Jean Meltzer, Kissing Kosher: A Novel – November 1, 2023
  • 21st Annual Fred & Audrey Friedman Marcus Holocaust Lecture Presents Author and Educator Alexandra Zapruder – November 7, 2023
  • Annual Ceramics Sale at the JCC Denver lobby – November 9-12, 2023
  • ‘Wiesenthal,’ A one man play by Tom Dugan – January 18-19, 2024
  • The “Tight Five”: Standup Comedy Writing for Grown Ups – February 26-April 18, 2024
  • Christopher C. Gorham, The Confidante: The Untold Story of the Woman Who Helped Win WWII and Shape Modern America – March 26, 2024
  • Judy Carter with The Tight Five – April 18, 2024
  • Author William Cooper, Stress Test: How Donald Trump Threatens American Democracy – May 1, 2024
  • JCC Denver Backyard Summer Kick-off with the band Avourneen – May 2, 2024

Individual tickets are on sale now. Ticket prices vary from $18-$84 per ticket. To view the full lineup and to purchase tickets, visit www.jccdenver.org/jaamm. Patrons can also email or call the JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center Box Office at boxoffice@jccdenver.org or (303) 316-6360 for more information. The box office at the JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center will be open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 12-5 p.m. and one hour before all in-person events. 

ABOUT JCC MIZEL ARTS AND CULTURE CENTER

As one of the Rocky Mountain region’s premier arts organizations, the JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center illuminates the human experience through creative and cultural programs in the performing, visual, cinematic and literary arts for the Jewish community and the Denver community at-large. The Mizel Arts and Culture Center is a Tier II member of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) and is guided by a mission that is focused specifically on arts and cultural programs. A variety of festivals are offered throughout the year including Denver Jewish Film Festival, JAAMM Fest (Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies and Music Fest), and ReelAbilities Film Festival. The JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center is located at 350 S. Dahlia Street in Denver. For more information, visit www.jccdenver.org/arts-culture or call 303-316-6360

ABOUT STAENBERG-LOUP JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER

The Staenberg – Loup Jewish Community Center (JCC Denver) serves the metro-Denver area through educational, social, cultural, fitness, sports and other programs that are rooted in Jewish values. The JCC Denver’s mission is to create a vibrant and inclusive family and social gathering place, guided by these timeless Jewish values. The JCC Denver’s five program areas focus on connection, community and well-being and include: a robust fitness, sports, tennis and aquatic center; early childhood engagement, including the Early Learning School and a variety of programs for families; the Mizel Arts and Culture Center which offers the Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies & Music Festival (JAAMM Fest), Denver Jewish Film Festival, and ReelAbilities Film Festival; summer camps including Ranch Camp and Camp Shai; and engagement programming for teens, young adults, seniors and the LGBTQIA+ community. The JCC Denver is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located at 350 S. Dahlia Street in Denver. For more information, visit www.jccdenver.org, like us on Facebook and Instagram @jccdenver or call (303) 399-2660.

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