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PJCC ART GALLERY

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Judaica, Jewish Design and Community-Based Art by Helena Czernek and Aleksander Prugar
April 1– June 25, 2015

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Cultural and Performing Arts Events | PJCC

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The Cultural and Performing Arts Department of the Peninsula Jewish Community Center offers high-quality, multi-disciplinary arts programming and cultural opportunities. Intimate performances, lectures, art exhibits and workshops, featuring emerging and established artists and thinkers, will strive to entertain, educate and enlighten.

PJCC | Cultural Arts Events: Concerts, Theater, Lectures, Exhibits

Artist Reception and Poetry Reading

Meet poet and artist Marcia Falk, whose exhibition Inner East: Illuminated Blessings and Poems is currently on display in the PJCC Art Gallery. Guests will be invited to tour the gallery and enjoy refreshments at our Member Mixer from 5:30 - 7:00 pm. Ms. Falk will discuss her process and delight listeners with a poetry reading at 7pm. This event is free and open to the public. Pre-registeration is recommended.

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Jazz Double Bill: Featuring Mads Tolling and Wayne Wallace

Find your groove at the PJCC's outdoor event of the season. Top-rated treasures from our intimate 'Up Close' series the Mads Tolling Quartet and Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet are stepping outside to delight audiences in this double dose of jazz greatness. From Grammy Award-winning Tolling expect charisma, skill and innovation galore and from 'The Doctor' of jazz Wayne Wallace, you'll be on your feet dancing to the quintet's Afro-Caribbean beat.

'Wallace's band made it clear from the first note that they were here to get down.' Jazz Observer
'Mads Tolling is the most exciting musician I have come across in the past ten years.' Stanley Clarke

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Jewish Music & Poetry Project in Concert

This free afternoon concert, Jewish Music & Poetry Project will perform a setting of current PJCC Gallery artist Marcia Falk's poetry to music (voice, piano, cello) by 2014 Guggenheim Fellow Elena Ruehr. The concert will also include 2009 Guggenheim Fellow Laura Schwendinger's settings of poems for the group by former U.S. Poet Laureate Kay Ryan, as well as music by composer-in-residence David Garner.

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Up Close at the PJCC Presents Altius Quartet

When Geraldine Walther, violist of the Takcs String Quartet, and past Principal Violist of the San Francisco Symphony for 29 years, says the Altius Quartet (mentored by Takacs) is the emerging quartet to watch, we listen! Music at Kohl mansion does PJCC audiences a great services by co-presenting a musical conversation with Walther and the on-the-rise, Silver Medal recipients of the 2014 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, Altius Quartet. Guests are greeted with wine and cheese and the 60-minute concert is followed by a 'Meet the Artists' dessert reception. It is our pleasure to reserve tables for parties of four or more. Doors open at 7:30 pm.

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Up Close at the PJCC Presents Cavani String Quartet

Music at Kohl Mansion bring a musical conversation with the 'completely engrossing, powerful and elegant,' (Washington Post) Cavani String Quartet. The all-female quartet-in-residence at the renowned Cleveland Institute of Music presents a program featuring a piece by Jewish composer, Erwin Schulhoff, whose life and career were tragically cut short by his imprisonment and death in Wlzburg Concentration Camp. The evening also includes an excerpt by Dvorak who mentored Schulhoff.Guests are greeted with wine and cheese and the 60-minute concert is followed by a 'Meet the Artists' dessert reception. It is our pleasure to reserve tables for parties of four or more. Doors open at 7:30 pm.

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The PJCC is a non-profit organization that relies upon generous donations to continue serving our community and those in need. A beneficiary agency of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties and the Jewish Community Endowment Fund. The PJCC is a proud member of the North Peninsula Jewish Campus and of the JCC Association of North America.

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