Peace of Jerusalem Papercut

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 in Jewish Ritual Art, News, Papercuts, Visual Art | 0 comments

Peace of Jerusalem Papercut

Prayers for peace in Jerusalem and around the world are part of every prayer service in Jewish life. This papercut image captures the text of Psalm 122 and images of beauty in the Jerusalem – the City of Peace. The text and papercut are crafted on one sheet of paper, and the background is created of blended pastel chalks on rough paper.  Susan is happy to craft pieces like this to meet your...

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KlezKamp’s 30th Anniversary

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014 in News, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

KlezKamp’s 30th Anniversary

In true KlezKamp fashion, we will gather the tribe to our ancestral home in the Catskills once more for a rollicking explosion of Yiddish Folk Arts, December 23 – 29, 2014 to reminisce and create new Jewish art and music as Living Traditions metamorphoses into the Mayrent Center in Madison to continue the good work begun 30 years ago.  This year’s bash will include a shabbes interlude mit alle mayles – all the trimmings, as Henry Sapoznik says.  Come join us as we continue to build a brilliant links in our cultural chain. Sing, dance, laugh, learn… live in Yiddishland this year!  For more information, click...

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I B Singer and his Artists

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014 in News, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

I B Singer and his Artists

As part of the Koster Family grant that was awarded to Chisuk Emuna congregation in Harrisburg in June, 2014, I will be presenting a lively lecture/recital on the artists who have and continue to illustrate the works of Isaac Bashevis Singer, stitching the stories and images together with threads of Yiddish song!  The date is Sunday, November 16, 2014, and Chisuk Emuna will host the event at 10:30 am.  In keeping with the literary theme, the shul will be sponsoring a huge community book and music sale that day, accompanied by the stellar baked goods that will emerge from the new building’s sparkling kitchen!...

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Agudath Israel Arts Residency

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014 in News, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Agudath Israel Arts Residency

I’ll be arriving in Caldwell, New Jersey on December 8, 2014 to mount an art show and begin a 4-day residency that will certainly be exhilarating!  How marvelous!!!  Agudath Israel is a lively Conservative congregation where I’ll be interacting with a wide range of interest groups:  Tiny tots for a Yiddish sing-along with props and costumes, a lecture recital for staff and teachers, a community concert, teen papercutting experiences and Hebrew school explorations into crafting visual midrash, and a program of Yiddish song with older adults.  I can’t wait to see what will bubble up with SO MANY creative people in the mix!! Check back for pictures after December...

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Jewish Food Culture in America

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in News, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Jewish Food Culture in America

As part of Professor Ted Merwin’s class on Jews and Food, I will be lecturing on Yiddish food songs on Monday, October 6, 2014 at Dickinson College.  Often this particular program is presented as a sing-along among people who already know the way a Jewish Food Pyramid is built (heavy on the starches and carbs!), but here I will be addressing college students who are studying the variety of ways that food reinforces cultural bonds, signals shifts and fractures in communal life, and carries hopes and dreams from one world to another during periods of mass migration. This type of situation offers a mirror to all of us, as we examine the universal experience of acquiring, preparing and enjoying particular foods within a cultural group....

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Heroes and Heroines – Selichot Program

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in News, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Heroes and Heroines – Selichot Program

As the first segment of Koster Foundation grant programming, I will be presenting a lecture/recital titled The Human Hand in History – Heroes and Heroines in Yiddish Song on Saturday night, September 20 at Chisuk Emuna Congregation in Harrisburg, PA.  Be sure to visit the program offerings tab to read about this presentation, which is full of surprises and which promises to raise comments and questions...

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