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JTS in the Berkshires

Inspired by the summer arts season, Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) faculty will visit the Berkshires to offer Jewish takes on the music of Verdi, the legacy of Wagner, and the comedies of Shakespeare.

All three programs will be held 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m. at Shakespeare & Company, Elaine Bernstein Theater, 70 Kemble Street, Lenox, Massachusetts.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 12

“Verdi in Terezin: A Composer’s Inspiration”
Dr. Gerald Cohen, composer, cantor, and assistant professor at H. L. Miller Cantorial School Lecture; and a performance by the Pittsfield High School String Quartet

 

FRIDAY, JULY 26

“What Can the Bible Teach Us About Wagner: Jewish Views on the Imperfect Messenger”
Dr. David Kraemer, Joseph J. and Dora Abbell Librarian and Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics Lecture and Text Study

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9

“Matchmaking and Midrash: A Hebrew Comedy from the Time of Shakespeare”
Dr. Stefanie Siegmund, Women’s League Chair in Jewish Gender and Women’s Studies Lecture and Dramatic Reading

Tickets: $15/session. For more information or for reservations visit jtsa.edu/Berkshires, or contact Lynn Feinman at (212) 678-8821, lyfeinman@jtsa.edu.

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