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Jewish Community Center in La Jolla kicks off virtual Arts & Ideas season

Posted at 6:44 PM, Oct 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-08 21:44:10-04

LA JOLLA, CA (KGTV)-- The COVID-19 pandemic has had a big impact on the arts, with live music and theater on hold. But the Jewish Community Center in La Jolla is moving forward with their 20-21 performance season. From Grammy nominated singers to comedians they have found a way to kickoff their year

"Our Arts and Ideas season brings performers and intellectuals from a diversity of backgrounds, talents, and passions to share the arts with everyone, " says JCC board member Laurie Greenberg. "Which is incredibly important at this time."

And for the first time, the JCC's cultural season will be all virtual.

"I think it's incredibly important because the arts broaden horizons, they give us new experiences. They give a little bit of an escape which we all need right now. It's really important that we can offer this arts and ideas season, as well as our other arts, and cultural programming to the community right now."

And one of the great things about the new season, is it's being offered for free.

"What we're hoping to do is have this season entirely under written so that we're able to offer the entire season without charge. While at the same time. still be able to bring high quality performers, who will give us new experiences and new connections .It's really through the generosity of our donors."

The Arts and Ideas season runs from October through June. Also, the JCC youth theater will perform outside, and stream virtually.