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The Queer Jewish Arts Festival

The Queer Jewish Arts Festival

The Queer Jewish Arts Festival is a new series of programs celebrating LGBTQIA+ stories and experiences through film, theater, music, literature and dance. This festival will highlight local and national queer Jewish artists who are making art with Jewish content.  The events will amplify intersectional identity and creative expression.  The festival will take place June 1-13th.  See lineup of events >>

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Queer Jewish Arts Festival Committee: Natka Bianchini | Timoth Copney | Sean Elias | Helen Lewis | Kyle Lawson | Justin Fair | James McDonald | Robin Hexter | Stephanie Hunt | Marc Wernick | Robnit Muszka Tblit | Isabella Bennet

To maximize your experience, we recommend you take the full multidisciplinary journey with us!

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Festival Events:

Indecent

Screening at the Gordon Outdoors 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 

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Panel Discussion on Indecent and
Scene Reading of God of Vengeance

With Iron Crow Theater 
Thursday, June 3, 2021 

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Dance and Identity:
An Intersectional Presentation and Panel

Monday, June 7, 2021
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Shaping Worlds with Words:
Two Emerging Queer Jewish Writers in Conversation

Rachel Lewis in conversation with Monica Gomery 
Tuesday, June 8, 2021

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Éléonore Weill, Zoe Aqua and Ira Khonen Temple
from Tsibele

Thursday, June 10, 2021
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Name Game - Premiere of a Zoom Play

Sunday, June 13, 2021
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Looking for more ways to tune in on your own schedule:

Hebrew College's podcast
Speaking Torah

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Hebrew College's podcast episode with alum
Rabbi Gray Myrseth and Joy Ladin

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Past Events:

Beit Lessen Theatre's
Passing the Love of Women

Now through June 30th
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Partner Programs that Celebrate Inclusivity:

Drag Queen Story Hour with Pariah Sinclair

Co-Hosted with the Jewish Museum of Maryland 
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 

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What's Our Story?
The Annual Baltimore Queer Seder

Fueled by a JPride Grant
March 21, 2021 

Add your voice to an evening of Seder rituals, songs, story, and friendship.
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Jewish LGBT Film Series

Presented by Beth Am Synagogue
December 2020-March 2021

Featuring virtual screenings of the following LGBT-themed films:  I Was Not Born A Mistake, Aimée & Jaguar, Kissing Jessica Stein, The Sign for Love.
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Trembling Before G-d

Presented by Bolton Street Synagogue 
December 15, 2020 

An LGBTQIA+ Chanukah Event that features a free virtual screening of the ground-breaking film Trembling Before G-d, followed by a talk back with director Sandi DuBowski.
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J Arts Enrichment

The Gordon and the JCC bring arts enrichment & cultural events to the community. We offer high-quality arts classes, trips, films and other creative opportunities for adults as well as dance, music and performing arts programs for youth. You can find them at the Gordon Center or in the classrooms and studios of the Rosenbloom Owings Mills and Weinberg Park Heights JCCs. 

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