March 19 – May 3
Sabes & St. Paul JCC Galleries
Landscapes of Home
Featuring work by Israeli artists, Amos Yaskil, Yuval Gasser, Chaim Moreno, Oshri Vizman and local artist, Linda Passon-McNally.
The Sovev Kinneret region in Israel is filled with natural beauty, cultural highlights and home to many. Through vibrant prints and captivating photographs, this exhibit brings to light the many dimensions of the diverse and beautiful landscapes of the region focusing on the architecture, scenery and everyday life.
Partnership2Gether (P2G) creates a living bridge between the Jews of Israel and the Jews of Diaspora to strengthen Jewish identity and form a strong, stable and united global community. P2G is designed to cultivate people-to-people relationships, projects and professional programs between St. Paul and our partner region, Sovev Kinneret, in Israel. Volunteers from St. Paul collaborate with their Israeli counterparts on cultural, social and educational exchanges.
For more information and artist bios, visit www.stpauljcc.org
Thursday, March 29, 2020 • 2-4 PM,
St. Paul JCC
Presented by The St. Paul Jewish Federation
March 12 – March 31
Sabes JCC Lobby
Shoshana Gugenheim Kedem
S/He Appeared is a narrative of gender, fertility, yearning, loss, birth and redemption. The narrative begins with the Biblical Sarah/, glances upon the Divine redemption of the Exodus, and culminates with personal redemption of regeneration – the birth of Gugenheim’s two children, Gavriel/ and Hadar/. Though it spans millenias, it is one story, one continuous song, un-silencing the erasure of women’s experience in the script of life and death.
About the Artist
Shoshana Gugenheim Kedem is a social practice artist, Torah scribe, curator and educator. Her work investigates Jewish ritual practice, object and identity through a feminist gaze. Shoshana reinvents rituals, primarily, but not solely, Jewish ones, and reinserts them, with new forms, into familiar contexts. She addresses issues of power and privilege in representation, education and pedagogy and engages institutional critique as a practice of imagining new possibilities, often through publicly generated solutions. Shoshana brings her experience as a Jewish wilderness guide, an experiential educator, a dancer, a practitioner of radical hospitality, a mother, an essayist, a wanderer, and a procrastinator to her art practice.
Shoshana was one of the first women in modern times to train and practice as a Torah scribe. Her scribal work inspired her international
collaboration, Women of the Book, launched with the Jerusalem Biennale in 2015 and acquired by the Yale University Arts Library Collection. These works are informing her ongoing project, Or Hadash |, manufacturing high animal welfare parchment for the global Hebrew scribing community. Shoshana most recently served as the inaugural Artist-in-Residence for the UNC Greensboro Jewish Studies Program where she launched the Greensboro Contemporary Jewish Museum and its debut exhibition, 36+2.
This exhibit is planned in conjunction with TRYmester: Jewish Fertility Journeys Out Loud.