Tarbut: Festival of Jewish Culture

Tarbut: Festival of Jewish Culture

The Rady JCC is pleased to present the annual Tarbut: Festival of Jewish Culture!

Music Producer: Karla Berbrayer

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Proudly Supported By TD Canada Trust

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 Schedule of Events

Special musical Family Shabbat Dinner, featuring Ethiopian-Israeli performer AvevA, direct from Israel.  A chance to be with your family, enjoy a delicious meal and participate in the beautiful music of Shabbat.

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$12 Adult /$7 children (3-12) / Free (Under 3)


The music of AvevA brings an African groove shone through the lens of the fresh urban beat of Tel Aviv. Singing in English, Amharic and Hebrew combined with traditional Ethiopian sounds, AvevA’ s music deals with society, love and freedom.

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Follow along as Laura attempts to make the most beautiful and delicious challah ever! Followed by singing and crafts.

Free. Advance Registration Requested.

Presented by the Rady JCC and PJ Library.

Méira Cook will be live on the Berney Theatre stage to discuss Once More with Feeling , her latest novel net over the course of a single year in a western prairie city, telling the story of community through intersecting moments and interconnected lives. Narrator Charlene Diehl is the Artistic Director of the Winnipeg International Writers Festival.

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Abigail Pogrebin spent an immersive year studying, experiencing and writing about every single Jewish holiday – including each obscure festival and all six fasts – for the first time. Her lively, personal, deeply-researched book, My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew, chronicles what she discovered, how it changed her, and why she believes the Jewish calendar is a blueprint for life, regardless of faith. She has written for Newsweek, New York Magazine, The Forward, Tablet, and The Daily Beast.

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Joan Nathan is the author of eleven cookbooks including her latest work King Solomon’s Table: a Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World, released in April 2017 by Alfred A. Knopf. She is a regular contributor to The New York Times and Tablet Magazine.

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Award-winning and bestselling Canadian writer Alison Pick returns to Tarbut with her first novel in over seven years. Alison’s last novel, the bestseller Far to Go, was nominated for the Man Booker Prize! And Alison was a Giller Prize juror two years ago.

Strangers with the Same Dream is a beautifully written, shocking and timely novel that whisks us back to 1921, when a band of young Jewish pioneers set out to realize a dream: the founding of a kibbutz on a patch of land that will, twenty-five years later, become Israel.

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In the great depths of the Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive, six hours of interview footage from one of modern history’s greatest leaders – David Ben-Gurion. It is 1968 and he is 82 years old, five years before his death.

He lives in his secluded home in the desert, removed from all political discourse, which allows him a hindsight perspective on the Zionist enterprise. He reflects on his personal health, his political legacy, the loss of his wife, and his desire for peace in the Middle East.

Ben-Gurion’s introspective soul-searching is the focus of this film, and his clear voice provides a surprising vision for today’s crucial decisions and the future of Israel. Israel, 2016, Hebrew with English subtitles, Director: Yariv Mozer, 70 minutes

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An unforgettable upset victory by the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team against a Cold War adversary is exhilaratingly recounted in On the Map.

Demoralized by the Yom Kippur War, the Munich Massacre and its slumping economy, Israel was hungry for a collective triumph as it pursued the 1977 European Championship Tournament.

The so-called “Miracle on the Hardwood is thrillingly relived by team captain and Israeli basketball hero, Tal Brody, NBA great Bill Walton, former NBA Commissioner David Stern and former Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren, and more. Israel/USA, 2016 English, Hebrew with English subtitles, Directors: Dani Menkin, 85 minutes

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The world is celebrating the 100th birthday of the great American composer, conductor, educator, musician, cultural ambassador and humanitarian Leonard Bernstein.

Born in Massachusetts, Bernstein’s love affair with Europe and his sensitivity to his Russian and Jewish roots were never far from his lyrical expressiveness.

Led by saxophonist Jon Gordon, and featuring Derrick Gardner, trumpet, Kyle Zavitz, piano, Julian Bradford, bass, Ethan Ardelli, drums, Miona Milovanovic, violin, Bery Filsaime, cello, Erin Propp, Aaron Hutton, and Julie Lumsden on vocals, this band of Winnipeg all-stars is sure to entertain.

Expect to hear excerpts from West Side Story, On the Waterfront, New York, New York, as well as other well-known Bernstein favourites.

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At West End Cultural Centre

Closing Night Reception: Argentinian-Themed Celebration

Your ticket includes entry to the post-reception.

Direct from Buenos Aires, these multi-instrumentalists Cesar Lerner, (piano, accordion, percussion), and Marcel Moguilevsky (vocals, clarinet, sax, wooden flutes, harmonica), combine elements of Klezmer with Argentinian folk music, jazz, tango, and other world music influences.

After three decades of performing together, their musical connection is evident in every note and gesture, resulting in exceptionally dynamic and exciting live performances.

Born to Russian and Polish grandparents who immigrated to Argentina at the turn of the century, the dynamic duo has developed their own improvisational musical language. The Lerner Moguilevsky Duo has performed all over the world and released a number of acclaimed recordings.

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Take The L & M Bus!

Leave your car at the Rady JCC and take the Fiesta Bus to the West End Cultural Centre.

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Ezra Glinter has combed through the archives to find the best stories published during The Forward’s 120-year history, digging up such varied works as wartime novellas, avant-garde fiction, and satirical sketches about immigrant life in New York.

Glinter is an award-winning journalist, critic, translator and biographer. Born and raised in Winnipeg, Ezra attended McGill University in Montreal and the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University. For five years Ezra worked as the deputy culture editor of the

Born and raised in Winnipeg, he attended McGill University in Montreal and the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University. For five years, Ezra worked as the deputy culture editor of the Forward, and now serves as the newspaper’s critic-at-large.

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Music Lovers Package

1 ticket to all 3 musical performances!

$90 M | $100 NM

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