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Saturday, Sunday, and Monday: Congregation Rodeph Sholom, 7 W. 83rd Street, New York, NY 10024

Friday night: Romemu, 165 W. 105th Street, New York, NY 10025



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Saturday, February 16
 

9:40pm

Pop Up Podcast
In an incredible feat of technical and audio prowess, collaborative creativity, and the audience's dramatic and musical talent, YOU -- together with Yochai and the Israel Story team -- will create a scripted, narrated, and original scored documentary radio story in front of your very eyes. This is a collective effort. We need you. Calling all storytellers, musicians, journalists, and people capable of making interesting noises -- come and partake!

Presenters
avatar for Kayla Levy

Kayla Levy

Kayla Levy is a production intern at Israel Story, and a graduating senior at Barnard College. Her journalistic work and academic research focuses on cities and people (B.A. in Urban Studies and Sociology), with an emphasis on topics pertaining to International Jewry.
avatar for Yochai Maital

Yochai Maital

Co-founder, Senior Producer, Israel Story
Yochai Maital is the co-founder of Israel Story podcast and radio show. His work is on the cusp of journalism and art. Yochai spends his days combing Israel and the world for stories.


Saturday February 16, 2019 9:40pm - 10:40pm
Room 1 & 2 (5th Floor)
 
Sunday, February 17
 

10:00am

Family Music and Movement
Enjoy songs, dances, instruments, parachute games, and more for ages 0-5. Families welcome!

Presenters
avatar for Anna Caplan

Anna Caplan

Anna Caplan is the editor in chief and founding director of Honeycake Magazine. After studying comparative literature at Harvard, she worked in Jewish education for nearly a decade. She developed an expertise in early childhood music, teaching and performing in preschools, synagogues... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 12 (5th Floor)

10:00am

The Language of Photography: Layers of Meaning
The pervasive presence of television, film, the internet, and social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, shapes our lives. We produce and consume photographs at an unimaginable rate, yet we spend little time educating ourselves about the uses and potential impact of imagery. This interactive session will serve to train the eye in the discipline of visual representation: crafting images, reading photographs and media culture critically, while considering the ethical dilemmas raised by contemporary digital photography.

Presenters
avatar for Zion Ozeri

Zion Ozeri

Born in Israel to Yemeni immigrants, Zion Ozeri is one of the world’s leading photographers of the Jewish experience. He graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology and Pratt Institute. He won a Simon Rockower Award for Excellence in Jewish Journalism (2004), and a Covenant... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 6 (5th Floor)

12:45pm

Yetzirah (Creation): Creating with The In[HEIR]itance Project
Join the In[HEIR]itance Project, an arts organization that collaborates with communities around the US, to experience a unique​ art making method! This workshop will focus on an upcoming project at the Museum of Jewish Heritage featuring testimonials from Jewish GIs who served in World War II​. Participants will collaborate with the artists, sharing ideas and lived experiences in response to the testimonials, and exploring ways to translate those ideas into art.

Presenters
avatar for Ariel Warmflash

Ariel Warmflash

Ariel Warmflash is a theatre artist, activist and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. Ari works with young artists all over New York City to create original theatre that reflects their interests and experiences. She is a Teaching Artist with the Creative Arts Team, Opening Act and Lab/Shul... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Hahn Chapel (2nd Floor)

12:45pm

Jewish Identity, Jewish Diversity: Photographic Explorations
From Bukhara to Djerba, Sana’ to Saint Petersburg, Buenos Aires to New York, Zion Ozeri’s photographs speak to the cross-cultural dimension of contemporary Jewish life, always looking for connections in a world often defined by exile and loss. View a collection of photographs that depicts communities scattered around the world, and search for a sense of home, familiar customs, and shared experiences in them. See how Jews have absorbed local culture while maintaining unique traditions.

Presenters
avatar for Zion Ozeri

Zion Ozeri

Born in Israel to Yemeni immigrants, Zion Ozeri is one of the world’s leading photographers of the Jewish experience. He graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology and Pratt Institute. He won a Simon Rockower Award for Excellence in Jewish Journalism (2004), and a Covenant... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room 4 (5th Floor)

2:15pm

Story and Art with Honeycake Magazine
We'll enjoy a story together and then create art to take home with us. Geared towards two- to six-year-olds. Families welcome!

Presenters
avatar for Anna Caplan

Anna Caplan

Anna Caplan is the editor in chief and founding director of Honeycake Magazine. After studying comparative literature at Harvard, she worked in Jewish education for nearly a decade. She developed an expertise in early childhood music, teaching and performing in preschools, synagogues... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 12 (5th Floor)

2:15pm

Who Invited Helios, the Sun God, and the Zodiac to Shul?
Last century, a number of ancient synagogues  that displayed colorful mosaics of the zodiac wheel and the pagan god Helios were discovered in the Land of Israel. Ever since then, scholars have struggled to reconcile these finds with the conventional belief that Jews weren't supposed to create representational art and certainly not pagan art. We will examine the synagogue art and the diverse competing explanations from the last 60 years.

Presenters
avatar for Seth Cohen

Seth Cohen

Seth Cohen grew up in Cambridge, MA as a fifth-generation American Jew. Seth studies all things Jewish, but his primary interest lies in Biblical and Rabbinic text, specifically the development of Halacha and intellectual history. He has made presentations at Limmud for the past few... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 6 (5th Floor)

2:15pm

Kaleidoscope: What Does Jewish Look Like to You?
Join our creative journey to address the perennially elusive question: What Does Jewish Look Like? Through exploring personal monologues that highlight Jewish racial and ethnic diversity, participants will arrive at a more complex understanding of the external, communal, and individual realities that make up klal yisrael (The Jewish People). Kaleidoscope is a narrative arts-driven initiative highlighting the stories of Jews of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, observance levels, and interfaith experiences.

Presenters
avatar for Kendell Pinkney

Kendell Pinkney

Kendell Pinkney is a Brooklyn-based theatre writer, educator, and rabbinical student at the Jewish Theological Seminary. A graduate of Oberlin College and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, his collaborative works and songs have been performed at venues such as Joe’s... Read More →
avatar for Vanessa Hidary

Vanessa Hidary

Vanessa Hidary is an internationally acclaimed Spoken Word Artist/Author/Director. She has appeared on “Russell Simmons Presents ‘Def Poetry Jam’" and is featured in the film The Tribe. She has presented at numerous Limmud conferences, including South Africa and the UK. Her... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 1 & 2 (5th Floor)