I saw an article about an amazing exhibit and performance art, and I had to check it out, http://sijcc.net/culture-lab-truth. I love performance art, and I love to perform, so this event combined performance with Judaism, and it was amazing. There are still a few days left:
Thursday, June 29th | 7-10pm | Opening, Artist Talk moderated by Avishay Artsy
Friday, June 30th | 11-1pm | Kids & Families Engagement Workshop
Kids ages 6-11 are invited to join us for an engagement workshop led by the Culture Lab artists. Littles under 6 are welcome as long as they are accompanied by an adult.
Friday, June 30th | 7-10pm | Closing + Last Sabbath
Join East Side Jews for the June Last Sabbath in The Courtyard at SIJCC. We’ll dine together and then head over to The Box to check out the closing night of Culture Lab: Truth.
Culture Lab: Truth project and process photos on Facebook here.
Below is a picture of a traditional Jewish washing cup, which one of the artists told me was passed down from her Russian Jewish ancestors. We started discussing how practicing any religion was illegal in the former Soviet Union, so she told me it was just a decoration in her family home. Now her own family uses it as their washing cup, and it blows me away how Jewish history and traditions run so deep.
The final picture was of the actual performance, with the most beautiful music that was composed specifically for this experience. You can see two people moving in a choreographed sequence, on the lit up wall are Hebrew texts and explanations of hearing the truth as a nation on Mount Sinai. All the newspapers strewn about is a commentary of the pace of our news, and accusations of fake news.