Feb
19
9:00 PM21:00

The Fuck You Revue: Jewtopia

Jews may or may not run showbiz, but they definitely run the Fuck You Revue. Join co-producers Zoe Ziegfeld and Fancy Feast as they celebrate and send-up Jewish identity in song, dance, and striptease performance. Presented as part of the Brooklyn Jews New Jewish Culture Fellowship, sponsored by UJA-Federation of New York.

Please note: This event is designed for adults 21+ only.

What to expect at a burlesque show:

Burlesque is a term that has been broadly used to describe vaudeville variety entertainment that can include comedy, music, sideshow, and striptease performance. Nowadays, the word is most commonly associated with the latter. In the early days of the art form, there was no such thing as a strip club; patrons wishing to see nudity would do so at a burlesque house. Since then, cultural and societal lines have been drawn to differentiate the two, although there is much overlap. The neo-burlesque revival of the '90s and '00s has reimagined the older form of entertainment by imbuing it with DIY downtown performance art aesthetic and modern politics. When watching burlesque, you should expect to see nudity which may range from artistic to outrageous, from sensual to sentimental. All genders and sexualities are welcome. Have fun. Bring cash.

Bizarre Bushwick, 12 Jefferson Street

$10 suggested, no one turned away for lack of funds

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Mar
4
8:00 PM20:00

Sam Reider In Concert

Musician Sam Reider will be performing some of his latest material, alongside other musicians as part of a conversation on what makes a particular sound or musical style seem “Jewish.” Sam Reider is part of the New Jewish Culture Fellowship of Brooklyn Jews, powered by UJA-Federation of NY. Stay tuned for more details!

Jazz pianist turned roots musician, Sam Reider is redefining American music on the accordion. He’s been featured at Lincoln Center and on NPR, and performed alongside pop stars, jazz and folk musicians ranging from Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Bluegrass mandolin prodigy Sierra Hull to Venezuelan cuatro virtuoso Jorge Glem. For his debut record as bandleader, Too Hot To Sleep, Reider has assembled a “staggeringly virtuosic band” (RnR Magazine) of young bluegrass and jazz musicians called The Human Hands. Irresistible melodies, fiery improvisation and otherworldly sounds collide in what Songlines Magazine has dubbed "mash-up of the the Klezmatics, Quintette du Hot Club de France and the Punch Brothers.”

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Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

Brooklyn Jews Shabbat 3/15

Join us for another Brooklyn Jews Shabbat at CBE. We’ll gather for a l’chaim at 6pm, followed by Kabbalat Shabbat 6:30-7:45, with dinner and drinks to follow.

At dinner, we’ll be joined by a guest speaker involved in criminal justice reform in New York City.

Registration for this event will go live on February 19.

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Mar
28
8:00 PM20:00

SONIC MUD: Ugav Nights

Visual artist Julia Elsas has reimagined the mysterious biblical instrument, the Ugav, through a series of ceramic sculptures. On Thursday, March 28th, Julia’s sonic sculptures will be performed live by Kenny Wollesen, Rich Stein and friends.

Julia Elsas is part of the inaugural cohort of the New Jewish Culture Fellowship of Brooklyn Jews, sponsored by UJA-Federation of NY.

Julia was born in Birmingham, Alabama and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Her current work encompasses printmaking, textiles, sculpture, ceramics, papermaking, installation, and performance. Julia teaches printmaking and book arts at both Montclair State University and the Lower East Side Print Shop, and she teaches ceramics at New Jersey City University. Julia is also the owner and designer of RE/PRESS Editions, a line of handmade jewelry and functional ceramic goods.

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Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

Brooklyn Jews Shabbat 2/15: Repair The City

Join us for another Brooklyn Jews Shabbat at CBE! We’ll gather together for a l’chaim at 6pm, followed by a Kabbalat Shabbat service at 6:30 with dinner and drinks to follow.

We will be joined by Dawn Miller, Chief of Staff for NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission, and Danny Pearlstein, Policy and Communications Director for the Riders Alliance. They both will share thoughts about and potential solutions for major transportation issues facing our city.

Please note: in keeping with the ritual standards of our community, our dinners are generally vegetarian, and occasionally include fish, but are not strictly kosher. When meals have kosher certification, they are marked as such.

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$18/person with RSVP.

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