World Premiere of they burn, the fires of the night: lamentations from the ashes

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The Heller Museum and Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music are honored to partner with The Defiant Requiem Foundation to present composer and HUC-JIR faculty member Gerald Cohen’s world premiere of they burn, the fires of the night: lamentations from the ashes on October 25th at 7 pm at HUC-JIR’s New York Campus.

Coffee and Conversation with Ellie Beth Scott

Join artist Ellie Beth Scott and curatorial consultant Abby Schwartz for coffee and conversation about the artist’s latest fabric installation and its relationship to the Skirball’s collection.

Printing, Praying, and Performing Jewish Identity in Early Modern Italy: Maḥzor kimḥa d’avishuna with Rabbi Joseph A. Skloot, Ph.D.

In 1540, a group of silk weavers from the city of Bologna, who called themselves “the partners” (ha-shutafim), printed a two-volume compendium of the Jewish liturgy for the yearly worship cycle. This maḥzor (prayer book) included both a commentary on the liturgy by R. Yohanan b. Joseph Treves, entitled Kimha d’avishuna (Flour Milled from Roasted Grain), and a commentary on Tractate Avot of the Mishnah (an oft-quoted anthology of rabbinic wisdom) by R. Obadiah b. Jacob Sforno.
A light catered Kosher lunch will be provided.

Launch the Publication of Brighton Beach Bible

The Heller Museum, Jewish Art Salon, Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, and Canvas invite you to celebrate the publication of BRIGHTON BEACH BIBLE by Joel Silverstein, essay by Ori Z. […]