Brothers Eli and Aaron Black are teaming up to bike across America, from San Diego, CA to Brooklyn, NY, riding 3,500 miles over the course of 6 weeks. Along with riding their bikes, they will be raising $10,000 for Friendship Circle, which is a organization that is very dear to them.
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The Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance (JOFA) has teamed up with six young women artists to create a poster honoring women Rebbes. These artists discussed many potential muses for the project and were each paired up with a scholar to learn more about, connect with and ultimately depict in a work of art.
The final artwork has been created as a laminated poster which would be a wonderful adornment to a Sukkah or classroom.
For more information or to order a poster, click on this link: JOFA Poster
AMHERST, Mass – Four outstanding Jewish women graphic novelists are coming to the University of Massachusetts to present talks on their work, and to offer four days of workshops on writing and drawing comics and graphic novels. Leela Corman (Unterzakhin), Sarah Glidden (How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less), Liana Finck (A Bintel Brief, Love and Longing in Old New York), and Israeli cartoonist and comics historian Keren Katz will present talks on their work and a panel on Jewish women graphic novelists on four consecutive days at 7 PM at four venues, from Monday, June 16th through Thursday, June 19th.
In addition, the artists will offer four days of workshops on writing and drawing comics and graphic novels, free and open to high school and college and graduate students and recent graduates who would like to learn more about creating their own comics. The workshops will be from 10 AM to 2 PM, from Monday, June 16th to Thursday, June 19th.
The artists will appear in four consecutive evening events, all at 7 PM. On Monday, June 16th Leela Corman will talk about her work and sign copies of Unterzakhn at the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, 758 N Pleasant St. at Governors Dr., in Amherst, (413) 835-0221, www.umass.edu/ihgms. On Tuesday, June 17th, Sarah Glidden will talk about her work and sign copies of How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less at Modern Myths, 34 Bridge St # 4, in Northampton, (413) 582-6973, modern-myths.com. On Thursday, June 19th, Liana Finck will talk about her work and sign copies of A Bintel Brief at Amherst Books, 8 Main St, in Amherst (413) 256-1547, www.amherstbooks.com.
Students at HHNE were visited by Rabbi Wolvovsky who spoke about Shavout, it’s origin, meaning and importance. Students were actively involved in the conversation and enjoyed the rabbi’s enthusiastic, energetic approach.
The Great Books Summer Program is pleased to announce two full scholarships for one week each for our program at Amherst College. These full scholarships are in honor of internationally acclaimed and award-winning historian, Joseph J. Ellis, who speaks at Great Books every 4th of July.
This summer Great Books will welcome two students who love books, ideas, and history to join us at Amherst. Scholarship applications are based on a short 500-word essay about the creation of America. Consideration will be given to financial need.
Application materials and essay are due June 1, 2014. Please share this email and encourage your students to apply now.
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