20265
California
A Jewish New Year Celebration
Enjoy New Year in Southern California. Learn about Jewish Art, Jewish Music, and Jewish Identity.
Rating (5)
Program No. 20265RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
999

At a Glance

Make your way to Southern California to ring in 2019 with a New Year’s Gala. Celebrate Shabbat with a traditional celebration and dinner, and engage in a scholarly investigation throughout the week on the following topics: The Art of Israel, Jewish Music, and Inventing and Re-Inventing Jewish Identity. Activities also include campus walks, bingo, a book club and evening activities.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Minimal walking and standing on this program.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Embark on a visually stimulating journey through the Art of Israel.
  • Examine Jewish Music through songs of worship, songs of healing and songs of togetherness (we may even sing together!).
  • Delve into a fascinating exploration of Jewish Identity by examining some of the earliest Jewish texts. How do they speak to us today?
Featured Expert
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John Paul Thornton
John Paul is an artist, educator and speaker and the author of “Art and Courage: Stories to Inspire the Artist-Warrior Within.” John Paul focused his Bachelor’s studies on the works of Hans Burkhardt and Saul Bernstein. He has lectured at institutions around the world including American Jewish University, Famllian Campus and Skirball Cultural Center. He has worked with the United Nations Foundation, received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, and been honored by the U.S. Congress for connecting art with social causes.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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John Paul Thornton
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Henrique Ozur Bass
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Janet Ozur Bass
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