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Holy Trash: My Genizah Opening Night on Thursday Sept. 22

September 22, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Holy Trash: My Genizah Opening Night on Thursday Sept. 22
Exhibition Opening and Performance by Rachel Libeskind

Fine arts and performance artist Rachel Libeskind will open the exhibit Holy Trash: My Geniza, a new project created especially for the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS) exhibition space located at 15 West 16th Street on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m.

According to Solomon Schechter, Genizah is “the storeroom or depository in a synagogue a cemetery in which worn-out and heretical or disgraced Hebrew books or papers are placed. In medieval times…their sanctity and consequent claim to preservation were held to depend on their containing the “names” of God.” What’s between the Genizah and today’s Jewish archive?

My Genizah presents a contemporary interpretation of the traditional Genizah. Crafted with texts and objects formerly belonging to the AJHS collections, My Genizah is a hardedge, personal commentary on the making of the Jewish archive from the documents of the Genizah, and on today’s archival procedures of sorting, cataloguing, and organizing history.

Libeskind will perform her own original piece on opening night. The exhibition will be up through December 2016.

Ticketing Info: $10 General, $7 Students/AJHS members/Seniors

DATE: Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016

TIME: 6:30 PM

PLACE: American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS)
15 West 16th Street
New York , New York 10011
Between 5th & 6th Aves.

COST: $10 General, $7 Students/AJHS members/Seniors

For more information visit: http://www.ajhs.org/holy-trash-my-genizah

Details

Date:
September 22, 2016
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Venue

American Jewish Historical Society
15 West 16th Street
New York, New York 10011

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