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JFest Events May – July

Monday, May 23, 2022 - Tuesday, July 19, 2022


Everything You Need to Know About JFest


Have you got your Jewish Arts Festival tickets yet?
Celebrate Jewish heritage, culture, art and ideas this summer at 15+ events. JFest is curated by San Diego REP to bring the most exciting international and USA-based Jewish artists to San Diego audiences.

This is a festival for all arts lovers. JFest Artistic Director Todd Salovey said: “I love that we bring audiences across cultures together to celebrate Jewish art. From Women of Valor to the Klezmer Summit, it’s a labor of love.”

Events in person and online, May – July
Ticket prices vary, from $10

Calendar of JFest Events

The Blessing of  Broken Heart
May 23 – 30
Online | $15
Yael Valier’s beautifully staged production was captured on film in Jerusalem. A young American mother relocates her family from Maryland to Jerusalem in search of meaning and adventure.

Niki Jacobs’ A Ballad of Resilience

May 24
Lyceum Theatres | $18/30

Songstress Niki Jacobs and her ensemble from Netherlands to perform the most gorgeous Yiddish music, featuring The Ballad of Maulthausen.

The Room Where It Happens
May 25
SD Jewish Academy | $10
The 4th Annual Room Where It Happens puts the spotlight on the next generation of artists. Talented teens from across San Diego perform music, dance, theatre and spoken word.

The Dancing Room
May 29
Lyceum Theatres | Free
A theatre tale about Yehuda Hyman’s life as a dancer. From Nijinsky to Hasidic dance through memoir, humor and pathos.

Klezmer Summit
Jun 7
Lyceum Theatres | $18/25
A rousing musical celebration and tribute to Ukraine with an international all-star line-up of musicians celebrating Jewish, jazz and cross-cultural music of hope. Join in this upbeat annual tradition!

The Art of Shtisel
Jun 19
Online | $18

Shtisel star Michael Aloni and series co-creator and award winning writer Ori Elon in conversation. Audiences worldwide binge-watched this award-winning Israeli series on Netflix.

Angelina Reaux Sings the Love Songs of Kurt Weill
Jun 23 and Jun 26
Lyceum Theatres | $36/50

Reaux is acclaimed for her interpretation of Kurt Weill’s work. Here, she sings his love songs in English, French and German, accompanied by Scott Dunn on piano. Co-presented with San Diego Opera.

Hershey Felder’s Sing-Along
Jul 11
Live at Lyceum Theatres | $180

Join Hershey’s beloved audience sing-along of tunes by great 20th-century Jewish American songwriters including Gershwin, Bernstein, Sondheim and more. This event is in support of the Rep and JFest.

Got questions?

If you have queries about JFest or would like help with tickets, don’t hesitate to call our friendly Box Office on 619.544.1000. We are happy to help put your JFest ticket pack together.

In Every Generation
May 26 – Jun 19
Lyceum Theatres | Tix from $25
One family celebrates the same holiday over four millennia – 1416 BCE, 1954, 2019 and 2050. Why is this night different from all other nights? Don’t miss the premiere of this multi award-winning drama by San Diegan Ali Viterbi.

Nissim Black in Concert
May 30
Leichtag Commons, Encinitas | $18-50
Experience this concert outdoors overlooking the ocean at sunset. Nissim Black is an African American Hasidic Jew who brings his smooth, hook-filled hip hop to audiences worldwide.

Women of Valor
Jun 9 | Lyceum Theatres | $18/25
Jun 12  | Leichtag Commons | $18/25
New short theatre pieces honoring six San Diego Jewish women: Phyllis Epstein, Ellen Fox, Rabbi Susan Freeman, Betzy Lynch, Perla Myers and Edith Palkowitz. Through theatre, we celebrate their accomplishments, passions and challenges.

Joel Grey’s Favorite Plays
Jun 19
Online | $18
Broadway icon Joel Grey in conversation about his favorite plays, including Fiddler on the Roof and Cabaret.

The Whole Megillah
Jun 14, 20, 22, 26
Online and Lyceum Theatres
A mini-festival of new Jewish plays. Experience readings of four brand new works from four female writers, plus conversations.

Hershey Felder’s Music in the Jewish Ghetto of Venice
Jul 12 – 19
Online | $50
A new musical film set and filmed in Venice, Italy. This world premiere program reflects on Jews’
changing role in society. Felder is joined by internationally renowned cellist Amit Peled, yiddish singer Eleanor Reissa, and Klezmerata Florentina.


At San Diego Repertory Theatre, our mission is to produce intimate, provocative, inclusive theatre. We promote an interconnected community through vivid works that nourish progressive political and social values and celebrate the multiple voices of our region. San Diego Repertory Theatre feeds the curious soul.
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Monday, May 23, 2022
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
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