OC Jewish Arts Festival
28th annual OC Jewish Arts Festival
films • authors • music • comedy • culinary arts
October 27 - November 23, 2019
For 27 successful years, the OC Jewish Arts Festival at the Merage JCC has provided our community with a cultural extravaganza, featuring lauded lineups of authors, musicians, filmmakers, celebrities, and influencers. We’ve played host to Matisyahu, Capitol Steps, Tovah Feldshuh, Ari Shavit, Dennis Ross, Robin Preiss Glasser, Alan Dershowitz, Marcia Clark, George Mitchell, Rita Rudner—just to name a few!
From history to mystery, fact to fiction, politics to religion, and humor to political satire, the OC Jewish Arts Festival exceptional repertoire has something to offer all arts lovers.
Featured: Tom Segev
Tom Segev is a leading historian and one of Israel’s most distinguished journalists. Born in Jerusalem in 1945 to parents who fled Nazi Germany, he holds a BA in History and Political Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Ph.D in History from Boston University.
Featured: Rami Kleinstein
Rami Kleinstein, a triple platinum and gold album award winner, is one of Israel’s most renowned pop superstars. Known for his beautiful love songs, soulful and captivating voice and exquisite piano playing, Rami has often been compared to Elton John and Billy Joel.
Featured: Ed Asner
Ed Asner, winner of seven Emmy Awards, stars in a comedic one-man show based on the real-life experiences of Emmy and Golden Globe award winning master of television comedy writing writer Ed Weinberg. It is a funny look at a serious topic, telling the story of a man as he faces various sudden and unexpected health difficulties while vacationing in Italy with his wife.
OC Jewish Arts Festival At-A-Glance
|Oct. 16 - 24 (closed Oct. 21 -22)||Preschool Bookstore|
|Oct. 25 - Nov. 25||Main Street Bookstore|
|Sunday, Oct. 27, 4 p.m.||Featured event: Tom Segev|
|Saturday, Nov. 2, 8 p.m.||Featured event: Rami Kleinstein|
|Sunday, Nov. 3, 4 p.m.||Film: Who Will Write Our History|
|Tuesday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m.||Film: Theodore Bikel|
|Saturday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m.||Featured Event: Ed Asner|
|Monday, Nov. 11, 7 p.m.||Author: Tiffany Shlain|
|Saturday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.||Film: The Samuel Project|
|Monday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m.||Author: Ariel Burger|
|Wednesday, Nov. 20, 12 p.m.||Cookbook Author: Adeena Sussman|
|Saturday, Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m.||Film: Standing Up, Falling Down|
For more information or questions about our Festival events please contact Aliza Sable at (949)435-3400 ext. 305
to the Doris H. & Milton J. Chasin Cultural Arts Endowment and The Isidore & Penny Myers Foundation, and the Merage JCC Cultural Arts Patrons Circle
Cultural Arts Patrons
Melanie and Hal Altman
Aviva and Fred Forster
Zohar and Danny Prosky
Support the Arts at the J
You can help the J continue to offer an outstanding variety of Cultural Arts programs including community theatre, art exhibits, off Broadway shows, concerts, guest speakers, films, the annual OC Jewish Arts Festival and more! Your $1500 donation entitles you to two Patron tickets to all JCC in-house Cultural events and exclusive opportunities to meet renowned speakers and entertainers.