In NYC on April 1 (during the intermediate days of Passover)? Join Rabbi Michael Strassfeld, Professor Jeremy Dauber, and me for "Projecting Freedom: Cinematic Interpretations of the Haggadah" at the JCC of Manhattan. (Note to self: get a more impressive title - perhaps "Duchess" or "Queen.")
Discussion will be based on 14 short films based on the steps of the Haggadah that will premier at the Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning in NY on March 22, in London on March 25, and in San Francisco on March 31. You can read about the project (and see a video about the project) at www.projectingfreedom.org.
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Please join us!
For the past year, a diverse group of filmmakers and video artists have been studying the Passover Haggadah creating 14 short films based on the "steps" of the Haggadah as a project of the Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning at Temple Emanu-El. The JCC is pleased to present a West Side screening of these films during Pesach followed by a panel discussion on the theme of "Art and Interpretation: New Ways of Looking at Tradition" with Professor Jeremy Dauber, Associate Professor of Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture at Columbia University; Esther Kustanowitz, writer; and Rabbi Michael Strassfeld, Society for the Advancement of Judaism, and co-author (with Rabbi Joy Levitt) of A Night of Questions: A Passover Haggadah. Responses will follow by Saul Robbins (curator), Carrie Dashow (video artist), and Hanan Harchol (video artist).The project is made possible by a grant from The Covenant Foundation and the program is presented in partnership with the Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning at Temple Emanu-El.