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LABAlive: Original art inspired by Jewish texts

Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 6:30 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) Filmmaker Sari Gilman shares a sample of her film-in-progress, which explores the benefits and costs of belonging and her sometimes painfully, other times beautifully, fractured nature of her Jewish identity through an examination of her family’s divergent views on Israel.
2) Choreographer/dancer Risa Jaroslow and two dancers will be performing “shards” of movement that Risa collected during the pandemic, which, together, they have built into new choreography.
3) Artist Leah Koransky presents a series of two-dimensional artworks which will incorporate light, shadows, and glass to explore “brokenness” as a visual language.
4) Multidisciplinary artist David Israel Katz presents an installation based on the Aleinu, underlining the elements of befuddlement and breakdown found in this notorious prayer text.
5) Filmmaker Ken Paul Rosenthal presents a graphic video portrait of poet Julia Vinograd that is constructed from the individual letters of a poem she recites about God and Jerusalem’s broken romance.
6) LABA scholar Sam Shonkoff will talk about that time the vessels of light containing the universe shattered into a million pieces.

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Saturday, December 3, 2022
6:30 pm through 9:30 pm
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