UPCOMING EVENTS & DEALS
Jewbilee
January 31, 1:30-6:00pm

Immerse Yourself in a Jewish Learning Experience

Jewbilee is the JCC's annual day of Jewish learning. The program is divided into sessions, with multiple workshops happening simultaneously during each session and dozens of speakers and presenters. YOU choose what you want to do.

At this year's Jewbilee, renew your commitment to improving our world by engaging with a range of community leaders immersed in the work of tikkun olam (social justice) or hesed (social action). Choose between multiple opportunities to learn, explore, and do, and get inspired to take ongoing action. We'll have special sessions for teens and young adults too.

This year's Jewbilee will be offered entirely online, via Zoom. Jewbilee is open to the public and everyone is welcome to participate.

Please save the date for January 31, 2021. Tickets will go on sale on January 5.
Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center
14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032
The walking tourhistoric house bicycle tour, and the garden tour maps can be downloaded from this site.
12295 Saratoga-Sunnyvale Rd, Suite 500
​Saratoga, CA 95070
408-253-3588
Here Are Our Wishes for 2021...
 
Good health for you and your loved ones.

Vaccines for everyone.

A chance to see your smiling eyes - and ultimately, your smiling faces.

The return of hugs.

A prosperous year with plentiful donations to local organizations helping those in need.
14554 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070
echoshopsaratoga61@gmail.com (NEW)
Aegis Gallery of Fine Art Presents
14531 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070 | Phone: (408) 867-0171
Photo above: Betina Lorete as Dew Drop
Photo above: Clara Israel as Cherub
Photo above from Left to right: Clarice Golpayegani, Vivian Zhang
LOS GATOS BALLET BRINGS THE MAGIC HOME THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

LOS GATOS, CA – The Nutcracker is a tradition that transports viewers to a joyous world where imagination reigns supreme. This year, creativity was essential in producing a way for the tradition to continue without interruption. Knowing the holidays would not be the same without the Nutcracker, Los Gatos Ballet is proud to announce that it is bringing the holiday classic to life through Nutcracker Movie Magic, a 1st ever virtual performance of the Nutcracker that viewers can enjoy from the comfort of their own home. The movie will be available for viewing December 18th to 31st with an on-demand pass that is purchased through Eventbrite.

Los Gatos Ballet continues to travel the road of discovery during the current restrictions due to COVID-19. Marcie Ryken, Artistic Director, states, “ When challenges present, you must lean in and discover the possibilities. This is when true creativity is born and resilience is cultivated.”

Knowing the theater was off-limits this season, Los Gatos Ballet provided a creative option to keep the dancers inspired, staff employed, and patrons engaged through this virtual performance. Christine Zillman, Outreach/Marketing Director, followed her passion to share the joy of the arts this season despite the restrictions, “Our movie showcases our organization beyond the performance. It’s a story about the resilience of the performing arts, children, and small businesses during this extraordinary time.”

Nutcracker Movie Magic ignites the spirit of the season and shines a spotlight on the entire process from auditions to performance. Dancers share their insights, joys, and struggles as they discuss what motivates and drives them to express themselves through dance. Leadership shed light on their processes, hopes, and joy of witnessing the dedication and commitment of all involved. Senior members of the company who are graduating this season, are particularly grateful for the opportunity to perform. Sadie Weaver states, “The Nutcracker has been one of my favorite shows since I was a little girl. You get to enter a world of magic and share the experience with the audience, which is so gratifying. Christmas wouldn’t be the same without the Nutcracker.”

For the returning patrons, the costumes will look familiar, but the choreography and sets will have a fresh look. Much of the choreography had to be adapted to support safe distancing.

Kristin D’Addario, Artistic Associate, states “What is perceived as a limitation actually gives way to new pathways in choreography. There was a lot of reshaping that took place this year, and it was fun to see how our restrictions presented new opportunities for both spatial design and the expansion of individual roles.”

Through the Nutcracker Movie Magic, Los Gatos Ballet is grateful for the opportunity to expand its reach to patrons across the globe. This virtual performance has the potential of raising a substantial portion of the funds necessary to sustain its programs and build community through dance.

To enjoy the movie, purchase an On-Demand Performance Pass. Viewing time will be available beginning 11:00 AM PST of the date listed on the ticket and will be available to view any time up until 11:00 PM PST that same day.

DATES: December 18th to 31st
COST: $35 per household.
​630 University Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 95032
408.399.7577
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