NEWTON, Mass. – October 15, 2013 – The Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston (JCC) is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its Leventhal-Sidman campus in Newton with a full day of events on Sunday, October 20, 2013. The celebration includes events that reflect the strong programs and activities the JCC provides to thousands throughout the community every year, including arts & culture performances and interactive programming for young families.
“30 years ago our community came together to imagine the role a JCC could play in a thriving Jewish community. Since then, we’ve built Jewish identities and family traditions. We’ve built healthy minds, bodies and spirits. We’ve built leaders, dancers, philanthropists, artists and teachers. In our three decades, we have built the foundation of a strong Jewish community for today and for generations to come,” said Mark Sokoll, President and CEO of JCCs of Greater Boston. “We look forward to continuing to provide contemporary experiences that advance the aspirations of our constituents and to support and strengthen the Jewish community of the future so that every individual and Jewish organization thrives.”
To kick things off, families are invited to a “Family Fun Festival” on the JCCGB West Lawn from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The festival will feature arts and crafts, a “Touch-a-Truck” station where children can explore real police, fire, and ambulance vehicles, health and wellness activities, and a performance by family musician Karen K and the Jitterbugs at 11:15 a.m.
The celebration continues with a comedy show featuring local comedian Wendy Liebman, who has been featured on The Tonight Show with both Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Jimmy Kimmel Live!. The show will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the JCCGB Auditorium, and tickets can be purchased online in advance for $30.
The Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston
The Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston (JCC) advances the aspirations of families and individuals to enrich their lives, bodies and spirits, by providing the best in contemporary programs and experiences, informed by Jewish values for today's Jews and the people in their lives. The JCC’s services include health and fitness; early learning (six locations in Greater Boston); day and overnight camping; family programming; and cultural and performing arts through the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts. The JCC welcomes individuals of all backgrounds, beliefs, ages and abilities, emphasizing welcome and inclusion of all. For more information please visit www.bostonjcc.org