Arts & Culture

New International Biopic Tributes the Remarkable Life Of A Leading Los Alamos Scientist

"Adventures of a Mathematician," a feature film based on the life of CU Professor Stan Ulam, closes the Boulder Jewish Film Festival November 13.

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Ken Burns Scrutinizes America’s Role During the Holocaust, With Mixed Conclusions

Ken Burns discusses his new series, "The U.S. and the Holocaust," which will air on PBS on three consecutives nights, starting this Sunday, September 18.

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America and the Holocaust: A Filmmaker’s Perspective

As the producer and director of a PBS film on America’s response to the Holocaust some years ago, I was at first delighted to learn that Ken Burns has now likewise made a film for broadcast on PBS about how our country responded to the Nazi genocide. But some advance publicity for the broadcast raises questions as to whether his film will accurately portray key issues such as U.S. refugee policy and the failure to bomb Auschwitz.

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September Activities for the Colorado Hebrew Chorale and Kol Nashim

The Colorado Hebrew Chorale presents “Just in Time for Rosh Hashana” on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, at the Golda Meir House Museum, on the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver.

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Yiddish Paris: Creating a Jewish Nation Between Two World Wars

How did Yiddish culture become the basis for Jewish life in France during the 1920s and 1930s? How did Jewish emigrants from communist, socialist, and other backgrounds come together in Paris to create a new type of diasporic Jewish nationalism?

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Neustadt Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies and Music Series Celebrates 15 Years

JAAMM Series

The JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center is hosting the 15th season of the Neustadt Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies and Music Series (JAAMM).  The series, which has outgrown its footprint as a one-season festival, is now a full presented season from September 2022 through April 2023.

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New Video Series Explores American Jewish Communities Through Food

In its latest effort to strengthen the bond between Israel and American Jewry, the Ruderman Family Foundation this month launched a 10-part original video series, “Jewish Foodie.” The series aims to encourage Israelis to deepen their knowledge about U.S. Jewish communities, and Jewish Americans to become better acquainted with their rich and diverse heritage and culture, all accomplished through a rich and fascinating culinary journey of Jewish food across the U.S.

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The Grace of Aging

I recently read “Compassion is the ultimate mitzvah.” As a Jew, this is a beacon of tenderness for my heart and mind to stay on track in life.

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ReelAbilities Film Festival in Boulder, Denver, Virtual This Month

ReelAbilities presents: A.K.A. Doc Pomus , one of three films screening at the Boulder JCC

In partnership with the JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center, the Boulder JCC is thrilled to be the newest host site of ReelAbilities, the international film festival dedicated to promoting and celebrating authentic stories and creative expressions of people with disabilities, both in front of and behind the camera. 

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“The U.S. and the Holocaust” to Premiere September 18, 2022 on PBS

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THE U.S. AND THE HOLOCAUST, a new three-part documentary directed and produced by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein, explores America’s response to one of the greatest humanitarian crises in history. The series will air September 18, 19 and 20, at 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS, PBS.org and the PBS Video app.

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‘ReelAbilities Film Festival Denver’ Promotes Awareness and Appreciation of People with Different Disabilities Through Film

–The JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center is hosting the second annual Colorado-based ReelAbilities Film Festival Denver in-person in Denver and Boulder from August 24-28 and virtually from August 24-31.

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This Week: Celebrate Dr. Ruth Westheimer’s 94th Birthday With A Virtual Presentation Of “Becoming Dr. Ruth”

Beloved psychologist Dr. Ruth Westheimer celebrates her 94th birthday this June, and in celebration, six-time Tony- and Emmy-nominated actor Tovah Feldshuh and the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will present a special virtual broadcast of the one-woman Off-Broadway show, Becoming Dr. Ruth.

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