Welcome to the Annual Denver Neustadt JAAMM Fest! Our Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies and Music Festival brings a taste of national and global Jewish culture to metro Denver every year and is truly the most comprehensive Jewish cultural arts festival in all of Colorado. We are proud to present a lineup that is diverse, innovative, forward thinking, immensely entertaining –and most significantly-intersects at the forefront of culture and community.
4:00 - 5:00 pm: The Maccabeats
Often traveling with little more than the shirts on their backs and the ties on their necks, the Maccabeats have entertained and inspired hundreds of audiences worldwide, from Alabama to (New) Zealand and everywhere in between.
Using nothing more than the unadulterated human voice, a clean-cut presentation, and a little Jewish humor, this unique group of singers is able to connect with fans of all backgrounds and ages. They’ve played sold-out shows to thousands at JCCs, temples, synagogues, shuls, Chabads, Hillels, jazz clubs, festivals, conventions, and theaters across five continents and over thirty states and provinces
Originally formed in 2007 as Yeshiva University’s student vocal group, the Maccabeats have recently emerged as both Jewish music and a’cappella phenomena, with a large fanbase, more than 20 million views on YouTube, numerous TV appearances, and proven success with four albums. Though the Maccabeats aren’t your grandfather’s synagogue choir, their ideology and identity play an important part in what they do. Strongly committed to the philosophy of Torah u-Madda, the integration of traditional and secular wisdom, the Maccabeats perform an eclectic array of Jewish, American, and Israeli songs.
Over the course of time, their adventures and opportunities imparted upon the Maccabeats an important lesson: with great a’cappella comes great responsibility. It is with much humility and gratitude that the group take up the mission given to them, and share their music with the world.
Location: JCC Elaine Wolf Theatre
2:00pm – 4:00pm: Cherry Creek Theatre presents: Tuesdays with Morrie
Presented by Cherry Creek Theatre and the Mizel Arts and Culture Center.
Tuesdays with Morrie
by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom
Based on the book by Mitch Albom
Directed by Billie McBride
When Morrie Schwartz is diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease, Mitch makes time in his busy schedule to pay respects to his favorite college mentor. Unable to resist Morrie’s charm, Mitch returns every week for a few last lessons from the retired professor on life, love, and what it means to say goodbye. Based on the bestselling true story, the heartfelt Tuesdays with Morrie “just might change your life” (New York Magazine).
Created from the vision of a group of Cherry Creek North residents in early 2010, Cherry Creek Theatre debuted in the Denver theatre scene in 2011 with its first production, A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters. After six successful seasons at the Shaver-Ramsey Gallery in Cherry Creek North, Cherry Creek Theatre moved to a permanent home in the Mizel Arts & Culture Center’s Pluss Theatre at the Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center in 2017. Cherry Creek Theatre is proud to bring quality, thought-provoking, professional theatre to the Denver-metro area.
Tickets: Adult: $33 – $38
Location: JCC Pluss Theatre