This year Tapestry is examining the fabric of the American Jewish Experience. We’ve woven a tapestry of theater, storytelling, music and cinema which reflect so many aspects of what it means to be Jewish in America.
The Jewish Film Festival this year features an evening with David Zucker, the Milwaukee born filmmaker who was one of the creators of “Airplane” and other iconic American films. Our cluster about The Wizard of Oz weaves together the magic of the 1939 film, with the Skylight stage production, and some insight into the Jews of Tin Pan Alley who helped create the magic. We’ll be taking a close look at the Depression Years in America with a staged reading of Clifford Odets’ classic depression era play, Awake and Sing, and finding insight into this dramatic period of American history and its impact on American Jews in general, and Jews in Milwaukee specifically.
And there’s more — The Fine Arts Quartet, local Klezmer, and our ongoing screenings of international Jewish films. And that is just the first semester of our expanded Tapestry of Jewish Arts and Ideas.
Now in our second year, Tapestry is the JCC’s living commitment to a comprehensive and collaborative approach to arts and ideas. Thank you for joining us on this journey.
Quesetions? Contact Mona Cohen to learn more (414) 967-8249