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Sunday, November 17


The Shaping of the New Jew
In this session, we will explore how both visual and performance arts helped shape -- and challenge -- the constructions of the New Jews and their emerging state during the first, formative years of Israel's existence.


Shoni Aronovich

Shoni Aronovich was born and raised in Tel Aviv, and studied Jewish philosophy and history at TAU. Shoni taught Jewish studies both in Israel and in the States, and is currently the director of teen education at Congregation Beth El in Sudbury.

Sunday November 17, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
M-08b 384 Harvard Campus


Why Did the Jews Leave Soviet Russia 100 Years Ago?
Using a free-standing installation of rare pogrom photographs taken during the Russian Civil War, Diane Covert will give an introductory talk. Vladimir Foygelman and Ellina Blinder, both born in Ukraine, will discuss life in Ukraine from a historical perspective and will answer questions about these pogroms and their lives prior to coming to the US.


Diane Covert

Documentary photographer Diane Covert built the pogrom installation from an archive of rare photographs. The work speaks to Eastern European Jewish history, immigration, war atrocities and the history of photography.
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Vladimir Foygelman

Vladimir Foygelman is a professional choreographer and dance performer. Vladimir well known for his dedication to traditional Klezmer/Yiddish dances and Jewish dances from around the world.Vladimir

Ellina Blinder

Ellina Blinder is a classically trained pianist from the Hartt School of Music and New England Conservatory. She performs solo and in various ensembles in the US and Europe. Ms. Blinder was born in Lvov, Ukraine and moved to the US as a teenager.

Sunday November 17, 2019 4:20pm - 5:20pm
M-08b 384 Harvard Campus