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Sunday, March 18

9:00am CDT

Free Association Doodling: Drawing on the Jewish Roots of Dada
In this hands-on session, we will explore the trail-blazing role of Jews as innovators in the visual arts, specifically in the avant-garde movement in Romania; they were responsible for changing the way we look at art and heralding what we know as modern art. Through free-association collaborative drawing “games” we will reach into our subconscious and together generate new ideas and inspiration. Limit: 15 people.

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Hannah Chalew

Hannah Chalew is an artist from New Orleans whose work explores the relationship between nature and culture as we slide into the collective uncertainty of life in the Anthropocene. She received her BA from Brandeis University, and her MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Chalew... Read More →

Sunday March 18, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
Art Room, JCC

10:15am CDT

Visioning Creation through Collage: A Hands-On Workshop
Using basic collage techniques, participants will illustrate one of the seven days of Creation as described in the Torah. Limit: 15 people.

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Barry Ivker

Barry Ivker, the artist, has been working in collage since 1971. He published a Haggadah with 111 collage illustrations in 2000, 13 of which were exhibited at the New Orleans Museum of Art in 2002 and 24 of which appeared in a show "The Art of the Haggadah" in Washington, DC, in 2004... Read More →

Sunday March 18, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am CDT
Art Room, JCC

11:30am CDT

Fly Circus Space Circus Arts Workshop
Learn and play with a variety of circus skills, including aerial and ground acrobatics and object manipulation, in this workshop taught by Fly Circus Space owner and founder Liza Rose with members of her staff of teaching artists. No experience necessary and is for ages 8 and up.  Limit of 20 people.

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Liza Rose

Liza Rose has been called "The Grande Dame of New Orleans Circus," but her career began far outside the Crescent City. Highlights include being a featured soloist in Mezzo Lunatico for Teatro ZinZanni, performing with the Aerialistas, collaborating with cellist Zoe Keating, choreographing... Read More →

Sunday March 18, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT
Pasternack Family Gymnasium, JCC

11:30am CDT

Women and Watercolors
In this session we will be creating inserts for haggadahs that will include Miriam's cup as a way to champion a path to equality at our Seders. We will hold a discussion exploring the important roles women have played in the Jewish stories we tell, as well as the importance of retelling their independent triumphs that helped cultivate our Jewish heritage. Through the medium of watercolors we will flow and create something beautiful to add to our tradition of Seder. This is an inclusive space, where openness to creating and learning together is the only requirement.  Limit: 15 people.


Shoshana Madick

Shoshana Madick is a California native who moved to New Orleans to become an Avodah corps member in August 2016. She is a Jewish educator at Touro  and Shir Chadash synagogues on the weekends, and works at an autistic center with preschool students on the weekdays. A self-taught... Read More →

Sunday March 18, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT
Art Room, JCC

1:30pm CDT

Weaving Together Our Stories: A Hands-on Workshop
Learn how to make and use a simple loom and meditate over the practice of fabric-making. Connect some of the dots between women in the Torah and modern women's labor, and discuss the resurgence of the art of craft with fellow workshop attendees. Limit:15 people.


Claire Beauchamp

Claire Beauchamp is an artist and educator based in New Orleans. Her work ranges between large-scale installations, performative works, and smaller-scale fiber sculptures. She has shown with the Carroll Gallery and the Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans, among others. She currently... Read More →

Sunday March 18, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
Art Room, JCC

2:45pm CDT

Creation and Destruction: Experimenting with Clay
Come explore the depths of your inner world as you create and destroy your personal Golem. We will learn together about the story of the Golem, a magical mystical being who was created from clay with Emet (truth) and destroyed with Met (death). We will explore the spiritual aspects of creation and destruction in a hands-on creative space. Limit: 15 people.

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Suzy Glazer Lazarus

Suzy Glazer Lazarus, LCSW, is a proud New Orleans native and momma of two. She is currently working as a therapist and pottery teacher at the Broadmoor Arts and Wellness Center. She also combines her two professional passions to provide Mindful Pottery groups for people who are interested... Read More →

Sunday March 18, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
Art Room, JCC

2:45pm CDT

Yoga for the Soul
The physical practice of yoga, combined with the breath, brings us closer to our souls; any effort in that direction is not wasted. Join Amanda Rubinstein-Stern, an experienced yoga instructor, as she teaches all levels of vinyasa with some supported poses.  Participants should wear clothes that are comfortable for movement.

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Amanda Rubinstein-Stern

When 9-11 happened, Amanda Rubinstein-Stern was a gym rat known for hanging upside down from the pull-up bar. The manager of the gym had the insight that people might find peace through their bodies, so she sent her to teacher training for yoga. Although Amanda has been teaching yoga... Read More →

Sunday March 18, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
Mind Body Studio, JCC

4:00pm CDT

Passover Paperart
Passover is coming up. In this session, you will create a paper art project using a unique process that combines color and Passover motifs. This session will be geared toward adults, though all ages are welcome. Limit: 15 people.


Peter Seltzer

Peter Seltzer is a paramedic educator who leads a vocational training program at a New Orleans high school. He is also the owner of "Pete's Papercrafts," in which he creates unique New Orleans-themed artwork out of cardboard and paper.

Sunday March 18, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Art Room, JCC