Missed an event – listen to it on-line! Selected MoVeRs events are now available on-line. Click the headline for more info.

MoVeRs Events Available On-Line

Missed an event – listen to it on-line! Consistent with the goals of the year-long community-wide series organized and presented by thirteen Boulder and Denver Jewish organizations, selected MoVeRs events are now available on-line.

“We are excited to be able to make many of these events available to a wide – hopefully local, national and international – audience, ” said Professor David Shneer, director of the Program in Jewish Studies at CU which is a member of the MoVeRs organizing committee. “Many of the scholars, professionals and artists we have invited as part of this series are internationally recognized in their field. Making their lectures available on-line is part of the goals for this series that include providing high-level learning opportunities and deepening relations between the university and broader community.”

Selected lectures from MoVeRs: Jewish Mavericks, Visionaries & Rebels will be available via audio podcasts and limited video presentations on the website at www.jewishmovers.org under the Past Events tab.

MoVeRs: Jewish Mavericks, Visionaries & Rebels is year-long series of events that examines how Jews have often been at the forefront of social, cultural and political change. Through lectures, concerts, films, classes and performances, guests from around the world will be coming to the Boulder/Denver metro area to explore who such MoVeRs have been throughout history and what is it about Jewish culture that inspires such radicalism.

MoVeRs events for the fall continue through mid-November:

Celebrating Shlomo Carlebach
Songs, Story and Film: A musical tribute to Shlomo Carlebach
Saturday, November 14 at 7 PM at the Boulder JCC, 3800 Kalmia Avenue, Boulder

Known as Reb Shlomo, ‘The Singing Rabbi’ and ‘The Pied Piper of Judaism’, Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach is widely considered the foremost Jewish religious songwriter of the 20th century who continues to influence rock bands of today. Often considered a radical rabbinic figure, his influence transformed modern Judaism.

Radical Artists: Jewish Art in Diaspora
Co-sponsored by the CU Art Museum, University of Colorado at Boulder
Monday, November 16 at 7 PM, University Memorial Center, Aspen Room, Boulder

Join Carol Zemel, professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History at York University in Canada as she examines ‘what is modern Jewish art?’ What is its place in our secular, multi-cultural art world? How does it convey Jewish diasporic experience; does it declare or affirm our hyphenated (Jewish-American) identities? Professor Zemel will explore these questions through consideration of work by cutting-edge contemporary artists including Hannah Wilke, Ken Aptekar, and Tobaron Waxman.

After a brief December break, MoVeRs events resume in January 2010 with Menorah’s Blazing Trails Film Series which begins at the Boulder JCC on Saturday, January 9 at 7 PM with the screening of the Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg. Director Jerry Aronson will attend and answer questions about the making of the film. Films continue every Saturday throughout January. Visit www.jewishmovers.org for descriptions, pricing and complete details.

For more information, visit www.jewishmovers.org or call 303.492.7143.

The thirteen collaborating organizations who worked to make MoVeRs possible are Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado, ADL, Congregation Bonai Shalom, Boulder JCCHadassah, Congregation Har HaShem, Hillel – University of Colorado, Jewish Mosaic: The National Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity, Menorah, Nevei Kodesh, Pardes LevavotProgram in Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado, and Soul Food.  MoVeRs is made possible with support from Rose Community Foundation, SCFD, and the Goldberger Fund for Jewish Culture at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

About Jamie Polliard

Assistant Director of the Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder

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