It's Almost Here!! Temple Israel of Greenfield, the Center of Jewish Life in Franklin County, will host a weekend exploring the themes of Art, Creativity, & Community in a Jewish context. REGISTER for services & workshops: https://goo.gl/forms/lZTyI6895tlVsPg32
Friday, 7:30pm Musical evening service with teaching: 'Creativity, Community, & Abundance'
Saturday, 10:00am Creative Torah service: 'Everyone's Contribution Counts'
Shabbat Afternoon Menucha:
FREE TIME including optional activities at the synagogue (music & conversation) and contemplative hiking @ High Ledges, Shelburne, MA. Meet at second parking area; down the hill at 3:30pm. Facilitated by Maggid David Arfa.
Music & Storytelling Performances:
Saturday, 7:00pm Havdalah & Performances from:
ReBelle, an intergenerational and intercultural band from Africa and America
Sue Kranz & Friends, a gifted singer-songwriter, guitarist and flutist
Yosl Kurland, who has been involved with Jewish music for nearly sixty years and founded the Wholesale Klezmer Band.
David Arfa, Maggid (Mah-geed/Storyteller), who is dedicated to Judaism's storytelling heritage and ancient environmental wisdom.
Artists' Showcase & Vendor Sales
SUPPORT LOCAL ARTISTS at our SHOWCASE!!!
Saturday Evening and All Day Sunday
There will be: storytelling CDs, children books, Judaica books, photography, music CDs, knitware, cards, Tshirts, jewelry, pottery, paper cuts, felted goods, illuminations, coloring books, and much more!!
Brunch & Panel Discussion:
Sunday, 10:30-12:00 Bagels & Beauty: 'Making Jewish Art & Art-making as Jews
The Panelists: Molly Cantor, maker of one-of-a-kind functional objects; Ilene Stahl, internationally acclaimed clarinetist & founder of Klezperanto; Mark Liebowitz, stained glass fabricator; Peggy Davis, artist and calligrapher; Yosl Kurland, composer and singer. Moderated by Nancy Katz.
Sunday, 12:30-2:00 & 2:30-4:00
Join us for one or two sets of 1.5 hour long hands-on, lecture style, & discussion workshops led by members of our community.
To ensure a spot in your chosen workshop, pre-register at https://goo.gl/forms/lZTyI6895tlVsPg32
Session 1: 12:30-2:00pm. Choices:
1A Hebrew Letters for Textile Art Jane Trigere
1B Kvetch & Stretch: Discover your Personal Gift Jodi Falk
1C UpCycling for Families & Others Jess Rigollaud
1D Photography as Metaphor for Life Daniel Yalowitz
1E Humor as Art Rabbi Andrea Cohen-Kiener
1F Illuminating Genocide Amy Fagin
1G Stained Glass: One Jew's Perspective Mark Liebowitz
1H Jewish Music from "Sinai" to Swing Yosl Kurland
1I Bagelfest - Let's Make Bagels Local Baker
Session 2: 2:30-4:00pm. Choices:
2A Introduction to the World of Paper Cutting Edith Bingham
2B 3 Quilters, 3 Approaches Ann Feitelson, Elaine Parmett, Nancy Katz
2C Easy Embroidery for Young Ones (w/ Adult) Melissa Pincus
2D Magical Mandalas Emily Gopen
2E ReStorying Jewish Life (like its always been done) David Arfa
2F The Corkscrew Pharoah and other Discoveries Kol Goodstein
2G Creating Metal Assemblage Archie Nahman
2H Vintage Hebrew Songs of the Pioneers Peggy Davis
2I The Art of Food - Demo and Tasting Chef Marty
Plus the following family friendly workshops:
Session 1 (12:30-2):
UpCycling for Families and Others
Session 2 (2:30-4):
Easy Embroidery for Young Ones
Closing Ritual and Celebration
Sunday, 4:15-5:00 with the Lander Grinspoon Academy Chorus