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Sunday, February 14 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Beyond Noah's Ark: Towards Meaningful Art and Ritual Objects for the Modern Youngster

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Jewish art for kids and young adults is often cute, but limited to the superficial.
This session explores avenues through which Jewish art and ritual objects for children can enrich religious practice, promote reflection, and deepen experience. Beginning with text study and visual examples, we will seek to articulate a vision of what Jewish art needs to be for young people today. We will also brainstorm how teachers can turn the making of art by their students into arenas for spiritual encounter.


Adina Polen

Adina Polen has studied music, fine art, graphic design, and Jewish texts. She taught middle school, scanned rare books, and gave birth to two fine kiddos. Adina has spent more hours than is probably wise reading children's books and pondering what separates the wheat from the chaff... Read More →

Sunday February 14, 2016 3:30pm - 4:45pm EST