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Bernstein “Beit Midrash”: a unique approach to studying Bernstein’s work

  • National Museum of American Jewish History 101 South Independence Ml East Philadelphia, PA, 19106 United States (map)

Saturday, April 21 at 3 pm
Free with advance registration
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In this intimate session that leverages a traditional interactive group style of Jewish learning, participants will examine key pieces of Bernstein’s repertoire – music and text – from multiple angles. As a group, attendees will discuss and debate the intended (or unintended) “Jewishness” – ideas, sounds, questions – in his work and how his reflections on religion and other key themes can be examined by exploring his work through lively communal conversation.  Led by NMAJH Associate Curator, Ivy Weingram.

About Ivy

Ivy Weingram is an Associate Curator at the National Museum of American Jewish History. She is the curator of the original NMAJH exhibition, Leonard Bernstein: The Power of Music, recipient of two grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Weingram, who has been with the Museum since 2008, has more than 14 years of curatorial experience, working in such New York-based institutions as The Jewish Museum, Yeshiva University Museum, and the Jewish Theological Seminary. She currently serves on the national Board of Directors of the Council of American Jewish Museums.