Torah Treasures & Curious Trash

Torah Treasures & Curious Trash

Sunday, November 8th, 2015 at 3:30 PM
Canadian Premiere

NOTE: all screenings at this venue are 19+.

The Peter Oberlander Memorial Film

Sponsored by:
the Oberlander Family

With special guest, director Paula Weiman-Kelman
Jo Milgrom, the 87-year-old artist/feminist/Jewish thinker, scavenges Jerusalem dumpsters for choice junk that she combines with worn-out Jewish ritual objects. Armed with a glue gun, Jo challenges the religious establishment by juxtaposing the sacred and the mundane in her assemblage.She calls her work “visual midrash,” referencing the Jewish literary tradition of supplementing the biblical narrative with commentary, often in the form of colorful homilies. Traditional midrash was written from the third to the 12th centuries, but Milgrom believes there’s just a place for creative midrash today.

Screening followed by Raise the Roof.

Community Sponsor:
Temple-Sholom

  • Please note that as a registered non-profit society, anyone over 18 attending one of our screenings is required to be a member of our society for us to retain our non-profit status.
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Event Details


Film Info

Year 2015
Country Israel
Director Paula Weiman-Kelman, Ricki Rosen
Cast Paula Weiman-Kelman, Ricki Rosen
Runtime 23 min
Language English
Genre ,