Tuesday, February 2, 2010

February 23: JTS Library Open House

Please join JTS Library staff on Tuesday, February 23rd from 4:30-6:00pm
on the 5th floor of the Library, for our Library Open House. You will
have an opportunity to view a broad selection of rare and unique
materials from the Library's magnificent Special Collections relating to
the holiday of Purim.

Curators will present items spanning the 10th-21st centuries --
manuscripts, rare books, broadsides and archival material, as well as
our digital collections. The Open House will showcase our extensive
collection of megillot (scrolls), many of them elaborately decorated.
David Wander. a well-known Judaica artist, will be on hand to discuss
the megillah he created, influenced by his engagement with traditional
Jewish texts and commentaries.

For educators, there will be a panel discussion and question and answer
session from 6:00-7:00pm, led by a Shira Epstein, a prominent educator
from the Davidson School of Education, a practicing artist and Dr. David
Kraemer, Seminary Librarian, on how the primary materials of Jewish
study can transform both the teaching and the learning experiences of
students.

We look forward to seeing you on February 23rd. If you would like to
attend this event, please RSVP to Hector Guzman at heguzman@jtsa.edu.
We are located at 3080 Broadway, at the corner of 122nd Street,
accessible by the 1 train and the M4 and M104 buses.

(from H-Judaic, posted there by David Wachtel)

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