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Sisterhood Shabbat
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Sisterhood Shabbat

March 3 2018, 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Celebrate Shabbat with our Sisterhood. We will be joined by guest speaker, Rabbi Bronwen Mullin, Rabbinic Artist in Residence at the Jewish Theological Seminary and Town & Village Synagogue in Manhattan, who grew up at BZBI.  There will be an extended Kiddush following services.

Rabbi Bronwen Mullin, Philadelphia and BZBI-native, is the first-ever appointed Rabbinic Artist-in-Residence at Town and Village Synagogue and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. She is also the co-founder of Meta-Phys Ed with performance artist/director Jesse Freedman. BA 2006 from Sarah Lawrence College (theater and religious Studies), Arts Fellow at the Drisha Institute for Jewish Education 2008-2011 (musical theater composition) ordination and MA in Midrash from JTS (May 2017). Bronwen has served as a Jewish Educator for 15 years throughout the tri-state area. She has been a featured teacher focusing on the intersection of midrash/ classical Jewish commentary with contemporary performance and dramatic theory at the Jewish Theological Seminary, The Schechter Institute in Jerusalem, The Academy of Jewish Religion in New York, Kehillat Romemu, The Sixth Street Shul, Town and Village Synagogue, Limmud NY and Philly, Nehirim, National Havurah, Art Kibbutz New York (where she also served as Artistic Director), the JCC of Manhattan, the 14th Street Y, and Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center. Bronwen has composed for Meta-Phys Ed, Mir Productions, Infinite Variety Productions, the Cygnus Ensemble, 24/6 Theater Company and Storahtelling. Selected works for theater include: “Sensation/Cessation: 7 Movements for Sabbath (Drisha Arts Fellowship 2010); “Tzipporah’s True Blood” and “The Seder of Serach Bat Asher” (Meta-Phys Ed in residency at the Sixth Street Shul 2012); “CHALOM: A Dream Opera” (Hebrew/Aramaic, 2012 International Fringe Festival/FringeNYC); and “Bat Yiftach: A Tragic Punk Opera” (Meta-Phys Ed at The Jewish Theological Seminary June 2012, further developed while in residence at Art Kibbutz New York (2015) and at the Kreischer Mansion (2016)) and currently in production with support from the JTS Innovation Grant and the Meyers Family Foundation Grant (2017-2019). Judaism is Bronwen’s favorite art form, and feels humbled to practice this sacred craft.

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