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Jewish Arts and Identity in the Contemporary World
Start Date: 5/7/2013Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 5/7/2013End Time: 8:00 PM
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Event Description:
The Jewish Studies Center (JSC) in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences reflects the legacy and heritage of the college, its tradition of educating New York City immigrants, its diverse population, and its special relationship to and place within Manhattan.

Panel 1:
The Jew on Stage, 12-1:45

++ Gordon Edelstein, Director of the New Haven Long Wharf Theater
++ Ari Brand, from Off-Broadway "My Name Is Asher Lev"
++ Lenny Wolpe, from Off-Broadway "Old Jews Telling Jokes"
++ Prof. Edna Nahshon, Professor of Hebrew, The Jewish Theological Seminary
Moderator: Prof. Elizabeth Wollman, Baruch College

Panel 2:
Jewish Music and Its Worldly Influences, 2-3:45
++ Bruce Adolphe, composer Prof. Gil Harel, Baruch College
++ Prof. Mark Kligman, Hebrew Union College
++ Dr. Galeet Dardashti, Taub Center Postdoctoral Fellow at New York University, lead vocalist on Divahn
++ Prof. Gil Harel, Baruch College

Panel 3: Jewish Ways of Seeing: The Visual Arts and the Jewish Tradition, 4-5:45

++ Prof. Vivian Mann, Jewish Theological Seminary
++ Dr. Tom Freudenheim, Museum Consultant, former deputy director and COO of Jüdisches Museum Berlin, Germany and former Executive Director of YIVO
++ Audrey Flack, artist
++ Prof. Samantha Baskind, Cleveland State University

5:45-6:15: Reception

6:15-6:45:
 Audrey Flack and the Art History Band

Keynote Address:
++ Dr. Carol Zemel, Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History York University, "New Jews\New Diasporas: Re-forming identity in the Visual Arts" Dr. Zemel was a Fellow at the Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, completed a book titled Graven Images: Visual Culture and Modern Jewish History and is co-founder and co-director of Project Mosaica, a web-based exploration of Jewish cultural expression in the arts.

8-8:30: Closing Reception (Note: Baruch Performing Arts Center entrance is on 25th Street, between Lexington and Third Avenue.)
Location Information:
Baruch College - Newman Vertical Campus
55 Lexington Ave
Room: Engelman Recital Hall
Contact Information:
Name: Jessica Lang
Phone: 646 312-3975
Email: jewish.studies.center@baruch.cuny.edu
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  • Weissman School of Arts and Sciences

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