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Sunday, March 18 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
How Goodly Are Your Tents: Circus Arts as an Educational Vehicle in Jewish Camping

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This session will begin with a discussion of circus arts, which in addition to being fun, will also assist in teaching respect, trust, self-confidence, and occasionally healing between communities. You will learn about Kirkas Galil, a youth circus of Israeli Arabs and Jews and a wonderful vehicle for social change. We will discuss using circus arts to study biblical texts, engaging in partner acrobatics and human pyramids to process and struggle with the text. The goal of the session is to model a program that provides the opportunity to study Jewish text in profound, exciting, innovative, and unusual ways, leading to an opening up of Jewish study to all, and especially to those who may find traditional methods difficult or unappealing. This very experiential and intellectually deep study belongs in camps, and will lead to great excitement among campers. This workshop is accessible to all skill and ability levels.

Speakers
avatar for Ora Horn Prouser

Ora Horn Prouser

Executive VP and Academic Dean, Academy for Jewish Religion
Dr. Ora Horn Prouser is the Executive Vice President and Academic Dean at The Academy for Jewish Religion, a pluralistic rabbinical, cantorial and graduate school in Yonkers, New York. She received her BA and PhD from The Jewish Theological Seminary, as well as a BA from Columbia... Read More →
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Ayal Prouser

Adjunct Artist, Academy for Jewish Religion
Ayal Prouser is currently completing his Master’s degree in Film and Media Studies at Columbia University, where he has focused on the new field of Circus Studies. Ayal has loved the circus for as long as he can remember and has been a practitioner for over a decade. He has performed... Read More →


Sunday March 18, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Waterview A-B, Lobby Level

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