Mar

10 2013

TJC - Creating Midrash Through Art: The Burning Bush

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

The Jewish Center 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ

Contact
adulteducation@thejewishcenter.org

Combining facets of an open studio, writing workshop, and beit midrash, this class provides an environment for artists and writers to explore Jewish texts in hevruta and to create new works inspired by the texts studied. Classes will weave text study with opportunities to create and share visual and/or written responses in different genres. Moses’ encounter with God at the burning bush is one of the pivotal moments in Jewish history. We will study the Biblical text of the burning bush, as well as Rabbinic, Talmudic, modern (post-Enlightenment), and contemporary commentaries, and then express and share our personal responses to them through visual art and writing. Participants will further develop their work between classes and bring in for discussion works in progress that have been inspired or informed by the class. Beginning and experienced artists and writers are all welcome. Students are encouraged to bring their own materials (with some guidance as to what is practical in the space); some basic materials will be available as back-up and for experimentation. Students may consider holding a public showing and reading of their works at the end of the course.