Tobi Kahn & Rabba Wendy Amsellem: Rest, Restore, Reimagine: The Shmita Year 5782 1 - - Mondays

A Skirball Academy Class

Tobi Kahn &

Rabba Wendy Amsellem

The Barbara C. Freedman Artists’ Beit Midrash

Rest, Restore, Reimagine: The Shmita Year 5782

Every seventh year, Jews are commanded to let their land lie fallow, take down fences and boundaries and allow everyone to harvest what they need. While Jews who don’t farm cannot obey this commandment literally, we can adopt its lessons both spiritually and artistically.

During this Shmita year, beginning on Rosh Hashana, we will explore what it means to do so in our own lives, in our communities and beyond. Understanding that the word shmita derives from the Hebrew root lishmot, “to drop or let fall,” we will identify what we most cling to and practice letting go, deepen our perception that whatever we have is a gift and that nothing belongs to us as we celebrate artists who understand these principles and seek to embody them in their own practice.

During the first hour, we will examine a diverse range of Jewish texts, both biblical and rabbinic, to see how, as artists, we can interpret these narratives visually. In the second, we will critique art created by the participants.

The Barbara C. Freedman Artists’ Beit Midrash is a nourishing community of artists who analyze, integrate and create.

Mondays, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, December 6
$250, $125 Temple Emanu-El members

OFFERED VIRTUALLY

 

A virtual class

Skirball Academy General Information

Nancy, David and Jonathan Goldhill, in memory of their mother, Barbara C. Freedman

Tobi Kahn & Rabba Wendy Amsellem: Rest, Restore, Reimagine: The Shmita Year 5782 3 - - Mondays

Tobi Kahn is an internationally acclaimed painter and sculptor whose work has been shown in over 50 solo exhibitions and more than 80 museum and group shows. He is cofounder of Avoda Arts and has taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York since 1985.

Tobi Kahn & Rabba Wendy Amsellem: Rest, Restore, Reimagine: The Shmita Year 5782 5 - - Mondays

Rabba Wendy Amsellem teaches Halakha and Talmud at Yeshivat Maharat, the first yeshiva to ordain women to serve as Orthodox clergy, and, during summers, at Drisha and Pardes. A former Wexner Graduate Fellow and a Mandel Jerusalem Fellow, she also served as Director of the Dr. Beth Samuels Drisha High School Program.

Mondays, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, December 6
$250, $125 Temple Emanu-El members

OFFERED VIRTUALLY

 

Rest, Restore, Reimagine: The Shmita Year 5782

Every seventh year, Jews are commanded to let their land lie fallow, take down fences and boundaries and allow everyone to harvest what they need. While Jews who don’t farm cannot obey this commandment literally, we can adopt its lessons both spiritually and artistically.

During this Shmita year, beginning on Rosh Hashana, we will explore what it means to do so in our own lives, in our communities and beyond. Understanding that the word shmita derives from the Hebrew root lishmot, “to drop or let fall,” we will identify what we most cling to and practice letting go, deepen our perception that whatever we have is a gift and that nothing belongs to us as we celebrate artists who understand these principles and seek to embody them in their own practice.

During the first hour, we will examine a diverse range of Jewish texts, both biblical and rabbinic, to see how, as artists, we can interpret these narratives visually. In the second, we will critique art created by the participants.

The Barbara C. Freedman Artists’ Beit Midrash is a nourishing community of artists who analyze, integrate and create.

A virtual class

Skirball Academy General Information

Nancy, David and Jonathan Goldhill, in memory of their mother, Barbara C. Freedman

Tobi Kahn & Rabba Wendy Amsellem: Rest, Restore, Reimagine: The Shmita Year 5782 3 - - Mondays

Tobi Kahn is an internationally acclaimed painter and sculptor whose work has been shown in over 50 solo exhibitions and more than 80 museum and group shows. He is cofounder of Avoda Arts and has taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York since 1985.

Tobi Kahn & Rabba Wendy Amsellem: Rest, Restore, Reimagine: The Shmita Year 5782 5 - - Mondays

Rabba Wendy Amsellem teaches Halakha and Talmud at Yeshivat Maharat, the first yeshiva to ordain women to serve as Orthodox clergy, and, during summers, at Drisha and Pardes. A former Wexner Graduate Fellow and a Mandel Jerusalem Fellow, she also served as Director of the Dr. Beth Samuels Drisha High School Program.

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