The Jewish Theological Seminary


invites you to 


The Jack and Lewis Rudin Lecture


"Art/Gender/Judaism: Transforming Identities"



Danielle Abrams, Performance Artist; Faculty, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Amichai Lau-Lavie, Spiritual Leader, Lab/Shul, New York
Gil Yefman, Visual and Performance Artist, Tel Aviv



Norman L. Kleeblatt, Susan and Elihu Rose Chief Curator, Jewish Museum, New York


Shows like Transparent and Orange Is the New Black have brought issues of gender and sexual identity to the forefront
of public discussion. This “mainstreaming” of gender nonconformity has been furthered by artists whose work focuses on understanding and celebrating those who have historically been considered as “other.”


What strategies do artists use to explore gender fluidity? How have Jewish artists advanced the current
conversation around gender and sexual identity, which at times has included confronting their religious

and cultural tradition?


Monday, April 11, 2016, 7:30 pm


The Jewish Theological Seminary
3080 Broadway (at 122nd Street), New York City


Admission is free, but reservations are required.

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This program is being held in conjunction with the JTS Arts Advisory Board exhibition
Traversing Tradition: Transformation in and of Contemporary Jewish Life.


At 7:00 pm, you are invited to join artist Gil Yefman for brief remarks about
his installation Zygote in the JTS courtyard. Light refreshments will be served. 


This program is co-sponsored by A Wider Bridge, America-Israel Cultural Foundation, Artis, Columbia Barnard Hillel,
The Jewish Museum, JQY, Keshet, Lab/Shul, and Smack Mellon.



The program location is wheelchair accessible.  ASL interpretation is available upon request.  If you require ASL
interpretation, please email [email protected] at least seven business days prior to the program and indicate
"ASL Request" in the subject line.


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