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The Jewish Wisdom Studio is a space to explore Judaism and Jewish culture as it evolves and develops on the page, on the screen, in the studio. Studying art and culture helps us understand our own humanity.  Creativity invites us to understand the world differently, to shift perspectives, to reassess who we are, and why we are here.  Jewishness is not only found in classical texts – it is found very profoundly in the art Jews create, in the choices we make about the way we live.  It is found in movies and books, in comedy and language. 

The Jewish Wisdom Studio of the Gordon Center for Performing Arts is a project that explores the best of Jewish Culture.  Jewish literature and music, art and ideas, people, Israel and Torah are explored in the broadest, deepest, most meaningful way by the best educators and thinkers in the country on these topics.  Our instructors are known throughout the Jewish community and in some cases throughout the world. They are early adaptors, authors, cultural commentators, professors and thought leaders, who will teach and facilitate completely virtual classes and conversations at wisdom intersections. 
 


Upcoming Events:

Presented in partnership with the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History:

Literary Events in Celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Month

Members of Two Tribes are the Future of Judaism
Tuesday, November 1 | 8:00pm | Virtual
Illustrator, author and educator Emily Bowen Cohen discusses her own experiences as an Indigenous and Jewish American, using her own original artwork to help illustrate the myriad ways in which people with intersectional identities are creating spaces for themselves in todays Jewish community.
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Let There Be Light
Wednesday, November 2 | 8:00pm | Virtual
A conversation with National Jewish Book Award winning cartoonist and graphic novelist, Liana Finck, on the release of her new book entitled Let There Be Light: The Real Story of Her Creation, a reimagining of the story of Genesis with God as a woman, Abraham as a resident of New York City, and Rebekah as a robot, among many other delightful twists.
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Jewish and Indigenous American Interactions Part 2
Wednesday, November 9 | 8:00pm | Virtual
Take a closer look at contemporary relationships and interactions between Indigenous and Jewish communities in America and Canada with Dr. David S. Koffman, the J. Richard Shiff Chair for the Study of Canadian Jewry, Associate Professor of Modern Jewish History at York University, the Associate Director of the Israel & Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies, and the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Canadian Jewish Studies.
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Conversation with Award-winning Actress Sarah Podemski
Thursday, November 10 | 7:00pm | Virtual Livestream OR In Person at The Weitzman in Philadelphia
The award-winning actress and star of Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi’s critically acclaimed television dramedy, Reservation Dogs, Sarah Podemski, discusses her childhood, artwork, and career in the entertainment industry through her intersectional lens that considers her Anishinaabe/Ashkenazi background and experiences.
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Presented in partnership with The Osher Marin JCC and the National JCC Adult & Senior Alliance:

Songs and Stories

A Tribute to Sammy Cahn
Wednesday, November 9 | Learn More

A Tribute to Betty Comden & Adolph Green
Wednesday, December 14 | Learn More

Exploring Broadway

Fabulous Fiddler Part I (Encore)
Thursday, December 8 | Learn More

Fabulous Fiddler Part II
Thursday, December 15 | Learn More

Daring Discussions

Art & Anti-Semitism (Encore)
Tuesday, December 6 | Learn More


For more information, contact Melissa Seltzer at mseltzer@jcc.org

Live-captioning is available through Maryland Relay Service. Learn More ->



Past Studio Events:

Songs & Stories: A Tribute to Ira Gershwin
Wednesday, October 12 | More

Songs & Stories: A Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch
Wednesday, September 21 | More

Music & Morsels: Magnificent Mozart
Thursdays, September 8 & 15 | More

Music & Morsels: Beyond Bach
Wednesday, September 14 | More

Still Traveling: Buzzing Berlin
Mondays, August 1-22 | More

Songs & Stories: A Tribute to Jerry Herman
Wednesday, August 17 | More

Songs & Stories: A Tribute to Burt Bacharach
Wednesday, July 13 | More

Still Traveling: Magical Morocco - Food, Film & Fine Crafts 
Mondays, July 11-25 | More

Daring Discussions: Argentine Jewish Artists
Thursday, June 9 | More

Songs & Stories: A Tribute to Harold Arlen
Wednesday, June 8 | More

Daring Discussions: Art & Anti-Semitism
Thursday, June 2 | More

Songs & Stories: A Tribute to Stephen Sondheim
Wednesday, May 25 | More

Songs & Stories: A Tribute to Oscar Hammerstein
Wednesday, April 27 | More

Exploring Broadway: Fabulous "Fiddler"
Tuesday, April 26 | More

Songs & Stories: A Tribute to Lorenz Hart
Wednesday, February 16 | More

Songs & Stories: A Tribute to Jerome Kern
Wednesday, March 23 | More

Exploring Broadway: Pitter Patter
Thursdays, February 17 & 24 | More

Daring Discussions: Making Sense of LGBTQ+
Tuesday, March 8 | More

The Jews of American Jazz
With Seth Kibel | More

Not a Nice Jewish Girl: Women in Israeli Cinema
With Rachel S. Harris |  More

Are American Jews and Israel Heading for Divorce?
With Liel Leibovitz | More

Short Story, Long Life
With Mark Oppenheimer | More

When Bubbe Met Amy: Millennial Jewish Comedians
With Jonathan Branfman | More

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