Cultural arts is bursting with excitement at the David Posnack JCC. For the last several years our Patrons have enthusiastically embraced our book, film and music festivals. We are poised to once again make this season's cultural arts programming the best in our JCC history, and we are pleased to offer our Patron of the Arts supporters wonderful benefits, recognition and exclusive swag and perks throughout our three festivals.
Rock in the Red Zone Saturday, February 20 | 8:00 p.m. Special performance by musician Avi Vaknin on February 20 Monday, March 7 | 1:00 p.m.
Known for its prolific rock scene that revolutionized Israeli music, Sderot, a town in southern Israel made up of factory workers and rock musicians, has for years been under almost daily attack by rocket fire from the Gaza strip. In an underground bomb shelter that they use as a rock and roll club, young musicians create the unique Sderot sound.
Through the personal narrative of Sderot’s diverse musicians and the filmmaker, who fell in love with the town, this powerful documentary chronicles Sderot’s trauma and reveals its enduring spirit. It also reminds us that sometimes in the least expected places, we can find magic.
Our special guest, Avi Vaknin, is a singer, composer, writer and music producer, who was born and raised in Sderot. For years Vaknin managed “Sderock,” the music club and rehearsal space for the young teenage artists. Music critic Amos Oren wrote: “…Vaknin has a unique voice that sounds rough and angelic, with fragile vocals and delightful melodies, with ethnic colors and soul music.” Director: Laura Bialis / Israel / English/Hebrew / Running time: 90 minutes
February 20 — DPJCC Members $12 • Community $15 March 7 — DPJCC Members $9 • Community $11
They’re driven by a mission to connect Jews around the globe with their heritage through music. They are anchored by a strong Jewish identity and fueled by a funky beat, intricate arrangements and soulful harmonies. Six13 is a six-man vocal band that brings an unprecedented style of Jewish music to the stage, with songs ranging from hip-hop dance tracks to rock anthems. The New York City-based group sounds like a full band — but use nothing but their voices.
They are an international phenomenon both on the internet and in traditional media, with numerous appearances on national television where they have been featured on Fox, ABC and CBS and were chosen three years running from hundreds of groups, Jewish and secular, as finalists on NBC’s hit prime-time television series The Sing-Off. We are thrilled to present these sensational, dynamic and mesmerizing young men live on our stage so our community may enjoy what millions of others around the globe have experienced.
Adults — DPJCC Members $10 • Community $12 Students (ages 5-18) $5 Note: Food trucks - additional cost
You and your children, ages 2-12, won’t want to miss a musical, fun afternoon when The Florida Youth Orchestra presents a “Happy Concert,” that will feature lively musical selections, interactive activities and a “Musical Playpen” following the concert. Now in its 28th season, FYO provides music education to over 350 children from the tri-county area each year and presents spectacular concerts throughout the region. The performance will feature musicians, ages 7-18, including a 60-piece string orchestra, a flute choir and soloists on a variety of wind/brass Instruments.