*Program: Open Circle Jewish Learning: Arts and Culture
Instructor: Rabbi Elyssa Austerklein (see bio)
Day and Time: Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Eastern
Dates: 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 2023 (6 sessions)
Location: Online via Zoom
Can Jewish spiritual practice be understood as a kind of art? How can the artistic process illuminate Jewish living? We will look at some of the themes that have occupied modern art production and consumption, in particular — the presence or absence of the author; the possibility of creations going out of control; the tension between discipline and creative spontaneity, and the poetics of darkness and light.
*This course is offered through the Hebrew College-IYUN Fellowship program.