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Friday, February 13
 

1:00pm EST

I'm Not Spielberg: A Contemporary Jewish Filmmaker's Life
Freelance film-maker Saul Sudin realized in college that he wanted to combine his passion for cinema with his religion. Since then, he has produced documentaries, narrative shorts, commercials, and music videos where he has highlighted his heritage. Join Saul as he screens various examples of his work and talks about what goes into balancing life, work, and art.

Presenters
SS

Saul Sudin

Saul Sudin is a writer and filmmaker advocating a new voice for Judaism in visual media. His production Punk Jews is in distribution through the National Center for Jewish Film and he is the co-founder of Jewish Art Now, a resource for contemporary Jewish visual art and design. He... Read More →


Friday February 13, 2015 1:00pm - 2:15pm EST
Cove

2:30pm EST

Art, Kabbalah, Jungian Archetypes and Tikun Olam
Two years ago, the late abstract expressionist artist Annette Heller began to paint the ten Kabbalistic sefirot (emanations) of God. Her husband researched the hundreds of interpretations of the sefirot, from traditional Jewish readings to a comparison with Jung's archetypes. His session will summarize that research, focusing on Kabbalistic thought as a response to historical crises and on Tikun Olam (repairing the world) as a result of recognizing each of the sefirot. He will also show her work.

Presenters
HH

Harry Heller

Harry holds a PhD in Social/Industrial Psychology from NYU. He formed The Heller Research Group, with ad agencies and Fortune 500 companies as clients. He has also done strategy work for the UJA and for Zionist causes. In 2004 he was elected to the Marketing Research Hall of Fame... Read More →


Friday February 13, 2015 2:30pm - 3:45pm EST
Springdale
 
Sunday, February 15
 

11:30am EST

Mural Workshop: Collaborative Conceptual Graffiti Wall
Join us in the creation of a collaborative mural using techniques from contemporary street art and the Exquisite Corpse process. No experience necessary. All materials provided.

Presenters
ES

Elke Sudin

Elke Reva Sudin is a visual artist inspired by cross-cultural intersections as they converge with her Jewish identity. She received acclaim for her “Hipsters & Hassids” series and has been featured in The NY Times, Haaretz, & EL PAÍS. She received a BFA in Illustration from Pratt... Read More →


Sunday February 15, 2015 11:30am - 12:45pm EST
Long Ridge

3:00pm EST

Personal Stories of Iraqi Jews (Two Short Films)
The Life of Frank Iny tells the story of a Baghdadi Jew whose search for religious freedom took him from Baghdad to India, Belgium, Berlin, Israel and ultimately New York. Searching For Baghdad documents his Iraqi-American granddaughter’s journey to find the remnants of her Jewish heritage outside of Iraq.

Presenters
CB

Carole Basri

Carole Basri is a filmmaker and lawyer of Iraqi Jewish descent. Her films provide a historical and personal view of the persecution, torture, escape and flight of over 160,000 Jews from Iraq between 1940- 2003. A graduate of Barnard College and NYU School of Law, Carole is an... Read More →


Sunday February 15, 2015 3:00pm - 4:15pm EST
Elm

3:00pm EST

Three Singers, One Family: Esther, Israel Joshua, and Isaac Bashevis Singer
These three siblings—Esther Singer Kreitman, Israel Joshua Singer, and Isaac Bashevis Singer—have very different reputations nowadays, and had very different versions of the family stories they told in their own day. We'll consider these differences and their significance for the writers, their autobiographical stories, and our understanding of family dynamics and the past.

Presenters
AN

Anita Norich

Anita Norich is the Tikva Frymer-Kensky Collegiate Professor of English and Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. Her books include Writing in Tongues: Yiddish Translation in the Twentieth Century; Discovering Exile: Yiddish and Jewish American Literature in America During... Read More →


Sunday February 15, 2015 3:00pm - 4:15pm EST
Waterside

8:15pm EST

TuBishVanya: Creating a Tu Bishvat (Jewish Arbor Day) Uncle Vanya
Join the director and writer of 24/6: A Jewish Theater Company’s Uncle Vanya, as they share with you their process for creating 24/6’s unique Tu Bishvat adaptation of Chekhov’s classic. In conjunction with 24/6’s Sunday stage reading of Uncle Vanya, we will explore a scene in Chekhov’s original play, and how 24/6 went about adapting it for their Tu Bishvat Seder production of the play. Bring your love of theater and a willingness to act to this interactive session. Wallflowers welcome.

Presenters
YO

Yoni Oppenheim

Yoni Oppenheim is the Co-Founding Artistic Director of 24/6: A Jewish Theater Company. He is a NY-based director, dramaturg, and teaching artist, who has worked in the US, Israel, and Norway. He has consulted for JOFA, Drisha Arts Fellowship, Theater Talk-PBS, and taught theater at... Read More →


Sunday February 15, 2015 8:15pm - 9:30pm EST
Westover
 
Monday, February 16
 

11:30am EST

Jewish Film in 2009: A Serious Man Versus Inglourious Basterds
Two major Jewish-content films were nominated for Best Picture at the 2009 Academy Awards:  The Coen Brothers' A Serious Man and Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds. In this session we will compare, contrast, and discuss how they inadvertently reveal a stark divide in the media's approach to religion both in their production, the content on screen, and their greater place in Jewish cinema.

Presenters
SS

Saul Sudin

Saul Sudin is a writer and filmmaker advocating a new voice for Judaism in visual media. His production Punk Jews is in distribution through the National Center for Jewish Film and he is the co-founder of Jewish Art Now, a resource for contemporary Jewish visual art and design. He... Read More →


Monday February 16, 2015 11:30am - 12:45pm EST
High Ridge