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Sunday, January 20 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Chavruta: A Drummer's Bat Mitzvah: Screening and Discussion

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Chavruta: A Drummer's Bat Mitzvah is a 15-minute documentary short by Portland filmmaker Jodi Darby. The film follows drummer/writer/environmentalist Lisa Schonberg and musician/writer/Jewish educator Alicia Jo Rabins as the two prepare for Lisa's adult bat mitzvah. Together, they delve into a grassroots, feminist course of study informed by their Pacific Northwest home - exploring the intersections of Torah, performance, and the artist's path, and investigating the ancient Near Eastern roots of women's drumming and spiritual leadership. At its core, Chavruta is a film about everyday spiritual quests: the search for personal, authentic ways to express our Judaism; the importance of continuing to learn and grow as adults; and the power of friendship. This Seattle premiere includes a special Q&A with Alicia and Lisa!

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Alicia Jo Rabins

Alicia Jo Rabins is a writer, musician and Torah teacher. The NY Times calls her voice “gorgeous”; the SF Chronicle calls her writing “a poetry page-turner, both sexy and humble.” She is the author of Divinity School, winner of the 2015 APR/Honickman First Book Prize, and... Read More →
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Lisa Schonberg

Lisa Schonberg is a composer, percussionist, field recordist, writer, naturalist, environmental artist, and teacher. She integrates her interests through creative documentation of soundscapes, insects, and habitat to draw attention to endangered species and environmental issues. Lisa’s... Read More →

Sunday January 20, 2019 1:15pm - 2:30pm PST

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