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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
 

8:30pm

Two Jews, Three Rings: Circus Arts and Biblical Studies, Part 1
In this workshop we will become sacred artists, modeling active, artistic, and just plain fun methods of studying Bible through circus arts. We will study a Biblical text from Genesis and will use the circus arts to process that text. We will engage in building human pyramids and in partner acrobatics to embody the relationships between characters from the text. This workshop is accessible to all skill and ability levels (we promise!).

NOTE: This session is scheduled for 2 hours. You are welcome to stay for both blocks, or to choose one.

Presenters
avatar for Ayal Prouser

Ayal Prouser

Ayal Prouser completed his Master’s degree in Film and Media Studies at Columbia University, where he has focused on the new field of Circus Studies. He has performed and coached circus arts on the professional level spanning three continents. Ayal’s Jewish education includes... Read More →
avatar for Ora Horn Prouser

Ora Horn Prouser

Ora Horn Prouser is the Executive Vice President and Academic Dean at the Academy for Jewish Religion, a pluralistic rabbinical, cantorial, and graduate school. She has worked with educational institutions to develop curricula and approaches to Bible pedagogy for all levels and learning... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 8 (5th Floor)

9:40pm

Two Jews, Three Rings: Circus Arts and Biblical Studies, Part 2
In this workshop we will become sacred artists, modeling active, artistic, and just plain fun methods of studying Bible through circus arts. We will study a biblical text from Genesis and will use the circus arts to process that text. We will engage in building human pyramids and in partner acrobatics to embody the relationships between characters from the text. This workshop is accessible to all skill and ability levels (we promise!).

Note: This session is scheduled for 2 hours. You are welcome to stay for both blocks, or to choose one.

Presenters
avatar for Ayal Prouser

Ayal Prouser

Ayal Prouser completed his Master’s degree in Film and Media Studies at Columbia University, where he has focused on the new field of Circus Studies. He has performed and coached circus arts on the professional level spanning three continents. Ayal’s Jewish education includes... Read More →
avatar for Ora Horn Prouser

Ora Horn Prouser

Ora Horn Prouser is the Executive Vice President and Academic Dean at the Academy for Jewish Religion, a pluralistic rabbinical, cantorial, and graduate school. She has worked with educational institutions to develop curricula and approaches to Bible pedagogy for all levels and learning... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 9:40pm - 10:40pm
Room 8 (5th Floor)
 
Sunday, February 17
 

8:45am

Yoga for the Jewish Spirit: “Make For Me a Sacred Place That I Might Dwell Within You” (Exodus)
Using gentle movement, breath, and Hebrew chanting, this morning yoga practice will prepare you for a day of joyful learning. Embodied practice helps us connect to the holiness within ourselves that we can then bring out into the world.
This class is for all levels of yoga. There are a limited number of mats and blankets, so please bring a mat if you have one.

Presenters
avatar for Shelley Levine

Shelley Levine

Shelley is a graduate of the Yoga and Jewish Spirituality Teacher Training and a 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training. She teaches regularly at the JCC and Romemu in New York City and the Jewish Meditation Center of Montclair, NJ. She has taught throughout the NY metropolitan area at a... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am
Room 7 (5th Floor)

10:00am

Israeli Dancing
Israeli Dance is great fun; it is culture, wonderful exercise for your mind, body and soul! Experience and share a passion for Israeli music and dance. This is a beginner class where one does not need prior dance experience. Join us and learn a few simple, basic, traditional Israeli folk dances.

Presenters
avatar for Leng Tan

Leng Tan

Leng Tan is passionate about Israeli dance. Leng has been dancing for 40 years and teaching for over 25 years. She is known for being a patient instructor, especially with beginners. She offers classes in the tri-state area for Israeli and International folk dance. She currently teaches... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 7 (5th Floor)

12:45pm

Israeli Dancing
Israeli Dance is great fun; it is culture, wonderful exercise for your mind, body and soul! Experience and share a passion for Israeli music and dance. This is a beginner class where one does not need prior dance experience. Join us and learn a few simple, basic, traditional Israeli folk dances.

Presenters
avatar for Leng Tan

Leng Tan

Leng Tan is passionate about Israeli dance. Leng has been dancing for 40 years and teaching for over 25 years. She is known for being a patient instructor, especially with beginners. She offers classes in the tri-state area for Israeli and International folk dance. She currently teaches... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room 7 (5th Floor)

2:15pm

Building Community with Yiddish Dance
Yiddish dance is the name currently given to the dance associated with klezmer music. It is how Jews danced in Eastern Europe, and it’s the dance they brought with them to America. These dances are uniquely suited to creating warmth and community through their variety of interactions, the controlled freedom of their movements, and their subtle simplicity.

Presenters
avatar for David Goldfarb

David Goldfarb

David Goldfarb is a clarinetist with Tsu Fil Duvids (Yiddish for "Too Many Daves"), a klezmer ensemble based in NJ. In the past, they have performed with Steve Weintraub at Limmud NY and Limmud Philly. Steve Weintraub is a teacher, choreographer, and performer of Jewish dance, particularly... Read More →
avatar for Steve Weintraub

Steve Weintraub

Steve Weintraub is a teacher, choreographer, and performer of Jewish dance, particularly Yiddish dance, the dance to klezmer music. He is in international demand as a teacher of traditional Yiddish dance at festivals and workshops including KlezKamp, KlezKanada, and festivals in Krakow... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Schafler Forum (Basement)
 
Monday, February 18
 

11:25am

Achieving Wholeness: The Dao of Judaism
Parallels between Daoist philosophy and Judaism will be explored and discussed with reference to: The Torah (Creation, Akedah, Kedushah); mystical symbols (sefirot, menorah, mogan david) and sounds (Sh’ma); and movements (priestly blessing, blessing over Shabbat candles). The concepts will be further illustrated through a participatory workshop that includes breathing/qigong and taichi based movements.

Presenters
avatar for Joel Friedman

Joel Friedman

Joel Friedman is a scientist, professor (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), student of Jewish mysticism and theology, and teacher and student of Chinese martial arts. He is a husband to Susan and father to Adam and Ben.


Monday February 18, 2019 11:25am - 12:30pm
Room 9 & 10 (5th Floor)