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Monday, February 18 • 11:15am - 12:30pm
What Sparks the Art?

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Three creative types share the texts that have got their arty juices flowing. Ever wondered how creativity and Jewish identity interact? Get inspired by these masters of their crafts.

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

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Vanessa Hidary

Vanessa Hidary, aka “The Hebrew Mamita,” is a solo performer/ spoken word artist and native New Yorker. She has appeared on “Def Poetry Jam” on HBO, and was featured in the short film “The Tribe.” Vanessa recently published her first book, “The Last Kaiser Roll in the Bodega.”
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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 →
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Eli Valley

Eli Valley, Artist in Residence at The Jewish Daily Forward, is a writer and artist whose work has been published in New York Magazine, The Daily Beast, Gawker, Saveur, Ha’aretz and elsewhere. His art has been labeled “ferociously repugnant” by Commentary and “hilarious” by The Comics Journal. A 2012-2013 LABA Fellow, Eli is the author of The Great Jewish Cities of Central and Eastern Europe and is currently... Read More →

Monday February 18, 2013 11:15am - 12:30pm
Woodbridge ballroom level