Artistic Program

During this presentation workshop, we will share our personal family stories and explore our link to Ashkenazi Judaism, ethnically, religiously, and personally. We identify and examine the perceptions that we and the rest of America have about who Ashkenazi Jews are and the different contexts that shape the variety of views. We spend time addressing the myths and facts about the definition of Ashkenazi. We will acknowledge and explore the persecution and discrimination that have been faced by Ashkenazi Jews based on ethnic and religious identity. We will discuss the history of assimilation and separation our community has undergone. Through voice, written word, performance, or canvas, we will develop an artistic piece that expresses both our roots and the self that has grown from them. Participants will leave with a more concrete grasp of their body and ancestry’s place in the world, in America, in their communities, and in themselves.