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LABAlive: Original art inspired by Jewish texts

Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 7:30 pm through 9:30 pm

LABAlive jcc east bay jewish art exhibit

Join LABA East Bay: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture at the JCC East Bay for a two-part series of art, performance, ancient Jewish text teachings, wine and schmoozing. The works featured in LABAlive come from the 2022 LABA East Bay artist fellows, and are inspired by their study of the theme of “BROKEN” in our open-minded, non-dogmatic beit midrash. Come to one–or both!

1) Director and circus performer Jeff Raz presents “Circus/Borders,” a community-based circus/theater exploration of borders. (Co-created by theater director Rebecca Novick)
2) Writer Michael David Lukas reads from his new novel manuscript, a post-apocalyptic retelling of the biblical Book of Esther.
3) Artist Lauren Ari presents new painting and sculpture, and “Moving Red Earth,” a collective ritual.
4) Harpist Jennifer Ellis plays new, original music that embraces the joyfully rich sounds of a “broken” harp.
5) Writer, teacher, and illustrator Meg Adler explores midrash (creative interpretation) as the filling in of the Torah’s narrative cracks with “story spackle.”
6) LABA scholar Deena Aranoff talks about that time when Moses broke the tablets.

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Saturday, October 22, 2022
7:30 pm through 9:30 pm
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