Jewish Museum of Florida presents The Integration of Story and Art

Aug 7, 2011. 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

The Jewish Museum will be presenting a lively discussion integrating storytelling and art. Inspired by their current exhibit, Isaac Bashevis Singer and His Artists, the museum’s Education Coordinator, Rabbi Cheryl Weiner, PhD,

will examine the depth and complexity of IB Singer as a writer within the Yiddish world of letters and the American literary canon. Referring to the work in the exhibit, we will explore Singer’s stylistic range, from poignant autobiographical tales of Poland to whimsical and fantastic Yiddish folklore. As part of the conversation and tour of the exhibit, we will also explore how artists interpret setting, character and plot through their illustrations and how illustrations impact the reader.

This program is the culminating class of the Melton Summer Mini Course Isaac Bashevis Singer: Living in Two Worlds, presented by Rabbi Weiner. The additional classes will be held at Temple Beth Shalom on July 12, 19, 26 and August 2 from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. For course information and registration contact: Carla Spector at 305-576-4030 ext. 128 or

The exhibit Isaac Bashevis Singer & His Artists, created and curated by Laura Kruger, is on loan from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Museum in New York City, and runs through August 28, 2011.
The program is free for museum members and free with paid admission for non-members. Walk-ins welcome. RSVP to 786.972.3175 or

Jewish Museum of Florida
301 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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