Thursday, November 2, 2017 @ 5:00PM - 7:00PM British and Irish Studies Room, M549, Norlin Library, University of Colorado Boulder campusSpace is limited; RSVPs are required to CUJewishStudies@colorado.edu.
Who is She? The Shekinah, which derives from the Hebrew word for "dwell or settle," is a feminine divine presence, guiding and protecting men and women everywhere. She is power, wisdom, and compassion and has influenced Jews from the ancient world through Second and Third Wave feminism and into the transgender and environmental concerns of the present day. Who is She, how has She empowered us, and how does She appear to us today?SHE, our third biannual Embodied Judaism Symposium, will feature insight and embodied presentations from Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, Professor Joy Ladin, and Professor Sam Boyd as well as an original performance from dancer and choreographer Robert Sher-Machherndl. The symposium will be accompanied by an exhibit exploring the concept of Shekinah, which will be on display in CU Boulder's Norlin Library.The 2017 symposium and exhibit are hosted by the Program in Jewish Studies and the Univeristy Libraries' Special Collections and Archives and made possible by support from Rose Community Foundation, an Innovative Seed Grant, and university cosponsors.