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Thursday, Oct. 27: Twice Veiled – Jewish Women & Art

The place of women in Jewish art was problematic for thousands of years, as, beyond the general prohibitions in representational art, women faced the additional challenges of traditional modesty. Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, PhD, with Joan Myerson Shrager, MEd, will discuss the image and role of women in Jewish visual culture from the origins of ancient Israel to the present. Tonight will be a fascinating exploration of the feminine in Jewish art with two brilliant experts ready to take us on a journey through time and history. Register here!

SONY DSCFriday, Nov. 25: Early Bird deadline for Jewish Life in Spain study tour in Spring 2017

This study tour set for June 7-18, 2017 uniquely examines not only the Jews of the Golden Age of Spain but also the incredibly rich art and culture that they shared with their neighbors in towns and cities across Spain. The trip will be led by Professor Arnold Franklin, who will present a talk titled “The Jews of Medieval Spain: From Soaring Heights to Expulsion: on November 3 at 7:00 PM, which will also be an opportunity to hear from Jewish Explorations about the study tour. Learn more about the trip by checking out the itinerary HERE.

DON’T MISS OUT! Over 500 tickets already sold for Yo La Tengo and Dean & Britta on Dec. 15: What Goes On – The Velvet Underground at the Y 50th Anniversary

ylt_smile_-_carlie_armstrongCelebrate the 50th anniversary of the Velvet Underground’s Philadelphia debut with a trip unlike anything you’ve ever experienced! Enjoy a performance by the legendary Yo La Tengo, who portrayed the Velvet Underground in the film I Shot Andy Warhol. Their set will pay homage to the concert that took place on the same stage nearly 50 years prior to the day. Start the evening with 13 Most Beautiful…Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests, featuring Warhol’s four-minute silent film portraits with commissioned soundtracks performed by Dean Wareham & Britta Phillips. Get your tickets today!