Sunday, Dec 9, 2018 | 10am–3pm
ADMISSION: Free admission for two adults when accompanied by a visitor 18 and under, or a transition youth (18–22)
The CJM’s family festival days bring together all ages for art making, music, activities, dancing, and more! Admission is free for two adults when accompanied by a visitor 18 and under, or a transition youth 18–22, on Family ArtBash Sundays.
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Join us for a day-long celebration, accessible for all families. The festivities include Octopretzel Hanukkah songs and puppetry, new Shaboom! videos from BimBam, dreidel games, fabric design art studio, a family Bhangra dance party, and much more!
The CJM is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all our family audiences. To request ASL interpretation for storytelling and musical performances, email email@example.com at least 2 weeks in advance.
Wrap, twist, spin, and transform metallic and colorful threads into a shining work of art.
Join us for dreidel games and spinning globes!
Relax, read, or play in a quiet and less-crowded space.
Join our gallery guide to play with a giant weaving loom, try out embroidery, have fun wrapping and draping fabrics, and explore the materials and techniques used in the clothing in Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress, from the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
Move, groove, and enjoy the Hanukkah songs and show of this favorite local band.
Spin and twirl in this fun family dance party featuring Bhangra lessons with Duniya Dance and Drum Company.
Founded in 2007, Duniya Dance and Drum Company performs and teaches traditional and innovative performance pieces from Punjab, India, Guinea, and West Africa. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Joti Singh and Music Director Bongo Sidibe, Duniya’s mission is to cultivate respect for traditional forms, foster cultural exchange, effect social justice, and engage in community building. Duniya has produced work such as Half and Halves: A Dance Exploration of the Punjabi-Mexican Community of California and The Madness of the Elephant about Guinea's first president Sekou Touré. Duniya’s work is characterized by its high energy and the unique way it simultaneously pays homage to traditional forms while innovating within them to address subject matters relevant to contemporary times. Visit duniyadance.com to learn more.
Five Bay Area musicians make up Octopretzel and create music that is truly enjoyable for families...not just kids. Their music, comprised of original songs as well as tried and true traditional favorites, is whimsical and fun, and has an underlying sensitivity for nature, feelings and story. Best described as folk music—it crosses generations and genres, weaving together styles such as bluegrass, rock and roll, lullabies, and even nursery rhymes. Their shows integrate elements of many cultures such as African drumming, klezmer fiddling, middle-eastern percussion and singing styles, and songs with words in Spanish, Hebrew, and even Quechua. Octopretzel performs regularly for Jewish organizations, events, and holidays, and have also done shows comprised entirely of Christmas carols. They prioritize making their music accessible to all their listeners.
Family Programs are made possible with major support from Bank of America and the Koret Foundation. Supporting sponsorship is provided by Naomi and Jeffrey Caspe. Additional support comes from Blick Art Materials.
Access Programs are made possible by major support from Wells Fargo Foundation. Additional generous support is provided by The Morse Family Foundation.
Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress, from the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem is organized by The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, and is curated by IMJ's Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Wing for Jewish Art and Life Associate Curator Efrat Assaf-Shapira. The Israel Museum’s curatorial team includes Curator in Charge Daisy Raccah-Djivre; Exhibition Curator Efrat Assaf-Shapira; Scientific Advisors No’am Bar’am Ben-Yossef and Esther Juhasz; Head of Traveling Exhibitions Sivan Eran-Levian and Traveling Exhibitions Coordinator Chandi Medad. Exhibition texts are based on the original 2014 Israel Museum exhibition Dress Codes: Revealing the Jewish Wardrobe and on The Jewish Wardrobe (edited by Esther Juhasz) published by the Israel Museum in 2012. The exhibition is organized at The CJM by Curator Heidi Rabben.
Lead Sponsorship in San Francisco is provided by the Koret Foundation, Gaia Fund, and Maribelle and Stephen Leavitt. Major Sponsorship is provided by The Bernard Osher Foundation and Dorothy R. Saxe. Patron Sponsorship is provided by Taube Philanthropies for Jewish Life and Culture and Suzanne and Elliott Felson. Supporting Sponsorship is provided by Judy and Robert Aptekar, Britex Fabrics, Dana Corvin and Harris Weinberg, Rosanne and Al Levitt, Siesel Maibach, Shelli Semler and Kyle Bach, Eta and Sass Somekh, Ellice Sperber, and the Ullman Family. Additional support is provided by an anonymous donor, David Agger, Morton and Amy Friedkin, Joy and Joel Kellman, Dr. Michael and Davida Rabbino, the Irving and Varda Rabin Foundation of the Jewish Community Foundation of the East Bay, Tzipi and Sam Tramiel, and Marilyn and Murry Waldman.
Generous support is provided by the Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest.
Support for this exhibition is provided by the Bernard and Barbro Osher Exhibition Fund of The Contemporary Jewish Museum.