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Sunday, February 17 • 6:00pm - 7:15pm
A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff: The Intersection of Finance and Mysticism

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"A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff" is a chamber-rock opera written and performed by Alicia Jo Rabins with a live band. The piece explores Madoff's infamous scam through personal stories, interviews with people who played a part in the story, and the lens of Jewish and Buddhist thought. In this session, Alicia will perform live songs from the piece, screen excerpts from its sold-out premiere at Joe's Pub in November 2012, and lead a discussion about where finance, ethics, and mysticism intersect.

This session was made possible by funds from The Covenant Foundation.

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Alicia Jo Rabins

Alicia Jo Rabins is a poet, composer, performer and Torah teacher. She tours internationally with Girls in Trouble, with whom she has released two albums to critical acclaim, performing her song cycle about the complicated lives of Biblical women. In addition to numerous fellowships and awards, Alicia holds a MA in Jewish Studies from JTS and a MFA in poetry from Warren Wilson. She recently moved from Brooklyn to Portland, OR with her husband... Read More →

Sunday February 17, 2013 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Cooper 15th floor conference center