Radio Show: MJCC Jewish Literary and Cultural Arts Series

The MJCC Cultural Arts and Jewish Living and Learning departments offer a wide variety of educational, physical, social, and cultural activities to meet the diverse needs and interests of their community. They celebrate Jewish heritage in the realms of music, dance, theater, fine arts, film, literature, and more. Through their Jewish learning opportunities you may be touched by meaningful Jewish experiences and enrich your heart and mind as two parts of your complete Jewish journey.

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Artist | Sunday, October 7–Tuesday, October 9
Originally from Bombay, Siona now lives in the US. Her work reflects her background of being brought up Jewish in a predominantly Hindu and Muslim India.
In her paintings, she combines the imagery of her past with the role she plays in America today, making a mosaic inspired by both Indian miniature paintings and Sephardic icons. Siona has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship for a project titled, “Faces: Weaving Indian Jewish Narratives.” Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Jewish Week in NYC and NJ, The Boston Globe, Art in America, Art New England, Art and Antiques and Moment Magazine.

Schedule of events
Opening Reception
Sunday, October 7, from 3:30–5:30pm

Lunch and Learn:
“Faces: Weaving India and Jewish Narratives”
(Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellowship Project)
Monday, October 8, 12:30–1:30pm
$15 fee/ $10 Member

Midrash and Megillah Painting Workshop
Monday, October 8, from 5:30–7:30pm
$15 fee/ $10 Member

“Blue Like Me: The Art of Siona Benjamin” Film Screening and Q&A
Tuesday, October 9, from 7:00pm–8:30pm


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