NYC Jewish-y Events, July 6 – July 16
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NYC Jewish-y Events, July 6 – July 16

Matisyahu, Young Batsheva, Tevye Served Raw and More!

Matisyahu, whose latest album is “Undercurrent,” plays City Winery July 6.
Matisyahu, whose latest album is “Undercurrent,” plays City Winery July 6.

TEVYE SERVED RAW
Find out what happens to the beloved characters in “Fiddler on the Roof” after the musical ends, with “Tevye Served Raw.” The show includes Sholem Aleichem’s account of what happened (“the Tevye tales they left out of the musical”), adaptations of his Tevye stories, scenes from his long-unseen Yiddish stage version and three of his newly adapted stories (“Strange Jews on a Train,” “The Yiddish Sisyphus” and “A Stepmother’s Trash-Talk”).— Performances begin Thursday, July 5, with opening night on Tuesday July 17, through Aug. 14 (18 performances only), Playroom Theatre, 151 W. 46th St., (800) 838-3006, tevyeservedraw.com,  $38.

AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH MATISYAHU

It’s been a long and winding road for Matisyahu — from good Jewish boy turned rebel Phish-head, to long-bearded devotee of ultra-Orthodoxy, to clean-shaven spiritual seeker who turned his back on Orthodoxy. Along the way, he set a standard for blending charedi themes with reggae, rock and hip-hop beat-boxing sounds into an original, idiosyncratic genre. Now, nearly 13 years after the release of his first studio record, Matisyahu and his band have crafted his dramatic spiritual saga into a thematic eight-song suite, “Undercurrent.” — Friday, July 6, 8 p.m. City Winery, 155 Varick St., (212) 608-0555, citywinery.com. (He returns to City Winery on Aug. 8.)

BATSHEVA – THE YOUNG ENSEMBLE

Batsheva’s youth troupe brings Gaga to The Joyce.
Joyce.org/Gadi Dagon

The youth troupe of the acclaimed Batsheva company comes to The Joyce to perform “Naharin’s Virus,” the Bessie Award-winning 2002 dance by the company’s leader, Ohad Naharin. Inspired by Austrian writer Peter Handke’s play “Offending the Audience,” the work captures Naharin’s vision of Gaga, his movement language that provokes dancers to create in response to their own ideas and sensations. An exploration into the boundaries of language, the piece is set to a soundtrack blending Palestinian folk music, classical music and recorded text from Handke’s play. — Tuesday, July 10-Sunday, July 22, The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Ave., (212) 242-0800, joyce.org.

Theater

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF IN YIDDISH
Directed by Oscar- and Tony Award-winner Joel Grey, a rich Yiddish translation by the late Shraga Friedman adds new depth and dimension to the iconic musical. Presented by National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. — Through Aug. 6, Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, (866) 811-4111, mjhnyc.org.

TOVAH FELDSHUH IS LEONA HELMSLEY

Tovah Feldshuh is Leona Helmsley in a new show featuring highlights from the new Broadway-bound musical “Queen of Mean,” based on The New York Times best-selling biography by Ransdell Pierson. — Thursday, July 5-Saturday, July 7, 7 p.m. show, 54 Below, 254 W. 54th. St., cellar, (646) 476-3551, 54below.com. From $55, plus $25 additional food & beverage minimum.

VITALY: AN EVENING OF WONDERS
Israel-raised magician Vitaly Beckman has wowed audiences with innovative illusions, and he is now making his NYC debut. Recommended for ages 8 and up. — Through Sept. 30, The Westside Theatre, 407 W. 43rd St. (between 9th & 10th avenues), telecharge.com. $89.

SKINTIGHT


Joshua Harmon (“Bad Jews,” “Admissions”) is back with “Skintight,” starring Idina Menzel as Jodi Isaac, who turns to her father, a famous fashion designer, for support after her ex-husband’s engagement to a younger woman. Dad, it turns out, is wrapped up in his Greenwich Village townhouse with a 20-something guy who’s probably gay and an adult film star. Billed as a “scorching story of beauty, youth and sex.”— Through Aug. 26, Laura Pels Theater, 111 W. 46th St., roundabouttheatre.org. $119.

Film

INDIGNATION

A Jewish college student (Logan Lerman) falls for a young gentile woman (Sarah Gadon) while clashing with his dean (Tracy Letts) in 1951 Ohio. Directed by James Schamus. Part of the New Plaza Cinema’s Tribute Marathon to Philip Roth. — Thursday, July 5, 7 p.m., Marlene Meyerson JCC, 334 Amsterdam Ave., (646) 505-4444, jccmanhattan.org.

THE CAKEMAKER
In this tender and moving debut, Ofir Raul Graizer explores the connection formed by a gay German baker, Thomas (Tim Kalkhof), and Anat (Sarah Adler), the Israeli widow of the man whom they both loved, Oren (Roy Miller). —The Landmark at 57 West, 657 W. 57th St. (at 12th Avenue), landmarktheatres.com, and Quad Cinema, 34 W. 13th St., (212) 255-2243, quadcinema.com.

RBG
At 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. A documentary from Betsy West and Julie Cohen, “RBG” explores Ginsburg’s unique life, career and legacy. Co-produced by Storyville Films and CNN Films. — In wide release.

MR. GAGA

Tomer Heymann’s documentary tells the story of Ohad Naharin, renowned choreographer and artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company, one of Israel’s top cultural exports. Filmed over a period of eight years, the documentary mixes intimate rehearsal footage with an extensive unseen archive and breathtaking dance sequences.  — Thursday, July 12, 8 p.m., Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave., (646) 505-4444, jccmanhattan.org.

Music

YOTAM SILBERSTEIN QUARTET

AllAboutJazz summed up guitarist and Tel Aviv native Silberstein’s 2009 release, “Next Page,” as an “unadorned hollow-body guitar work [that] freely invites comparison to releases from the heyday of Blue Note Records.”— Saturday, July 7, 8:30 and 10 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia St., (212) 989-9319,  corneliastreetcafe.com.

ISRAELI JAZZ SPOTLIGHT
Curated by bassist Or Bareket and hosted by Nadav Remez, Cornelia’s monthly series features the original tunes by two upcoming Israeli-American drummers and composers, Alon Benjamini (8 p.m.) and Roy Ben Yosef (9:30 p.m.) — Sunday, July 8, Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia St., (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com.

AVI ROTHBARD
The Israeli-American guitarist and composer is “a multifaceted player who is comfortable across a spectrum of genres,” says AllAboutJazz; he plays a selection of originals and jazz standards. — Wednesday, July 11, 7:30-10 p.m., Smalls Jazz Club, 183 W. 10th St., (646) 476-4346, smallslive.com.

ITAMAR BOROCHOV QUARTET

In his Middle Eastern-tinged blues, the Israeli-born, Brooklyn-based trumpeter and composer connects jazz with the sounds of North Africa, modern Israel and ancient Bukhara. Borochov’s quartet acclaimed sophomore album, “Boomerang,” was hailed by UKVibe.com as “a little stunner.” — Thursday, July 12, 7:30, Smalls Jazz Club, 183 W. 10th St., (646) 476-4346, smallslive.com..

Exhibitions

INSIGHT

Curated by Emily Lambert and designed by The Studio Art program at Stern College for Women, this exhibit features a selection of works by this year’s graduating studio art majors. — Through Aug. 8, Yeshiva University Museum at the Center for Jewish History, (212) 294-8330/8805, yumuseum.org. RSVP at RSVP@yum.cjh.org.

YOUR PLACE OR MINE…
Marc Camille Chaimowicz’s first solo museum exhibition in the U.S. brings together the artist’s cross-disciplinary work in painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, installation, furniture, lighting, ceramics, textiles, and wallpaper made over his nearly 50-year career. — Through Aug. 5, The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Ave., (212) 423-3200, thejewishmuseum.org.

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