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Arts & Performance [clear filter]
Friday, February 13

1:00pm EST

Learning from Superheroes: Folklore, Comics and Jewish Education
Jewish stories and history are full of superheroes, whether they be biblical figures like Samson, imbued with divine power; sages like Shimon Bar Yochai, whose learning leads them to the supernatural; or creatures of folklore like the Maharal's Golem. This session explores the place of these and other figures in Jewish culture, their influence on the modern superhero, and the place of heroes and monsters in contemporary Jewish education.


Aliza Donath

Aliza is a Jewish artist, writer and educator from New York. She recently earned her Masters degree in Jewish Education with a concentration in arts education from NYU and she currently teaches Judaic Studies full time - with as much cartooning and writing on the side as possible... Read More →

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

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.


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