Prism: a transparent body with two parallel planes that changes whatever is viewed through it
Prism is the young adult division of the New Center for Arts and Culture. We present arts and culture from a Jewish perspective, offering lively, meaningful and engaging programs that allow us to explore the richness of Jewish arts and culture. Our program spark a dialogue, and we welcome people from all faiths, cultures, and backgrounds.
Prism programs are geared towards young adults (mainly 25-40), but we purposefully have no cut-off age because we recognize that it’s about stage of life more than a number!
From our large celebrations like Beyond Bubbie’s Kitchen, to salons like God Walks Into a Bar with Daily Show writer David Javerbaum to interactive smaller scale programs within our Circles, we create opportunities to explore the best of Jewish arts and culture.
If you’re interested in becoming more involved or learning more about Prism, please contact Prism Director Laura Mandel.
Prism Circles are the newest addition to the Prism family.
Circles are interactive opportunities to get together with other young adults who have common interests! Come with a friend - or come to meet new people - we welcome anyone who wants to delve into the arts infused with rich Jewish culture.
From baking rugelach to rolling gefilte fish sushi, we’re cooking anything and everything! This group will meet for Shabbat dinners, Sunday brunches, and just about any other time we can find a space and an excuse to cook. Join our Prism Cooking Circle Facebook group to see more.
Opportunities to meet Jewish and Israeli authors and explore literary works through a Jewish lens. Join the Prism Literary Circle facebook group to learn more.
DIY Arts Circle
Create art pieces you are proud of! From glassblowing to silversmithing, creating your own candle sticks to painting your own seder plate, join us to learn new techniques and their Jewish cultural connections. http://www.facebook.com/groups/287183704690610/
For the art enthusiast in each of us, this will be an opportunity to see what Boston has to offer in the realm of Jewish art, from private tours of exhibits by Jewish artists, to receptions with Israeli artists, and more.
Pop Culture Circle
So much of pop culture is about the humor, and many would argue that all comedy is Jewish at its core. We’re setting out to spark a discussion- what is the value of Jewish identity in humor and pop culture and how does that affect our world?
This circle will take a “backstage tour” approach to music through opportunities to be part of the music creation process. Through experiencing rehearsals and witnessing aspects of song development, music lovers will gain a deeper appreciation of the process and will be afforded opportunities for intimate contact with Jewish/Israeli artists. In partnership with the Boston Jewish Music Festival.
Opportunities to explore films through a Jewish lens, and to interact with actors, directors, and filmmakers. In partnership with the Boston Jewish Film Festival.
Whether you are a dancer - or just love dance - this circle will provide opportunities to attend dance performances and classes, and to meet Jews and Israelis who have made their mark on the dance world.
From group ticketing to discussions with actors, directors and producers this circle will facilitate a variety of theater opportunities through a Jewish lens.