Artists’ Beit Midrash: The Sacred Imagination

By Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center Classes (other events)

Mon, Nov 4 2019 7:00 PM Mon, Dec 16 2019 9:00 PM

Artists’ Beit Midrash: The Sacred Imagination

with Tobi Kahn and Rabbi Dianne Cohler-Esses

Mondays 7:00 – 9:00 PM

November 4, 18, 25, December 2, 9, 16

Seeing is at the heart of Torah, belying a reductive interpretation of the Second Commandment. Color, space, design, beauty and terror all are present directly and enduringly.

In the first hour, we will examine and discuss a diverse range of Jewish texts, both biblical and rabbinic, to see how, as artists, we can interpret these narratives visually. In the second, we will critique the art created by the participants. The Skirball Academy Artists' Beit Midrash, co-led by an artist and a rabbi, is a community of artists who analyze, interrogate and create.

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For classes that meet 6 weeks or longer, a full refund may be requested after the first class meeting. After the second class, a CREDIT of 75% will be given that may be used toward any course and is good for one year. No credit will be given after the third class. Tuition cannot be pro-rated if you cannot attend all class sessions.

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