Your email is not valid
Recipient's email is not valid
Submit Close

Your email has been sent.

Click here to send another

One for All

Agenda: Sol Lewitt and Talmudic debate in New York, Jonathan Safran Foer reinterpreted in North Carolina, Chagall in Canada, and more

Print Email

Agenda is Tablet Magazine’s weekly listing of upcoming cultural events.

New York: The uber-hip Mondrian Soho hotel has unveiled neighborhood artist Sol Lewitt’s 1979 photographic work, On the Walls of the Lower East Side, quite literally on its Lafayette St. facade. Jenni Wolfson performs her searing one-woman show, Rash, which details her experience working for the United Nations in Rwanda, Sunday evening as part of the All for One solo theater festival (Nov. 20, 7 p.m., $20). On Monday, actress Anne Hathaway hosts the Public Theater forum titled “Does Culture Make Us Who We Are?” with New York Times columnist David Brooks as one of the panelists (Nov. 21, 8 p.m., $25). On Tuesday, McNally Jackson Books hosts writers André Aciman and Sven Sirkerts (Nov. 21, 7 p.m., free). Uptown, the 92Y holds a discussion about Jewish soldiers who fought in the Soviet Red Army in World War II, to accompany an in-house exhibit on the same topic (Nov. 22, 8:15 p.m., $29; exhibit runs through Dec. 29).

Memoirist and reporter Lucette Lagnado talks about her new book, The Arrogant Years, with writer Malachy McCourt at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in downtown Manhattan (Nov. 30, 7 p.m., $10). Next Tuesday, New York’s Asia Society puts on what is bound to be a knock-out event as part of its Great Debates series: Jewish Talmudic Debate (Nov. 29, 6 p.m., $15).

Elsewhere: In Chapel Hill, N.C., this weekend marks the final performances of the mostly omnivourous theater group The Performance Collective’s jarringly physical take on Jonathan Safran Foer’s dietary tome, Eating Animals (Nov. 18, 19, 8 p.m., $10). Los Angeles’ Skirball Cultural Center exhibits “Women Hold Up Half the Sky,” which addresses gender equality and women’s issues and was inspired by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s book, Half the Sky (through March 11, 2012, $10). Stop by Sunday to hear from Edna Adan Ismail, a Somalian activist featured in the exhibit (Nov. 19, 12:30 p.m.).

Abroad: On Sunday, the Koffler Chamber Orchestra plays the work of some of artist Marc Chagall’s favorite composers, including Mozart and Tchaikovsky, in conjunction with the very cool-looking exhibit “Chagall and the Russian Avant Garde” at the Art Gallery of Ontario (Nov. 20, 3 p.m., free with $25 museum admission; exhibit runs through Jan. 26, 2012). The UJA Federation of Greater Toronto is putting on a panel called “The Innovators: New Frontiers in the Fashion World,” featuring the co-founders of the voyeur website The Coveteur (Nov 22, 7 p.m., $30).

Vienna’s Jewish Film Festival is under way, featuring the movingly brilliant documentary ‘Til We Meet Again, one Jewish family’s modern-day journey through Austria to uncover the story of a grandmother’s 1939 flight from Vienna (Nov. 27, 12:30 p.m., $8). London’s Jewish Community Centre continues its attention-getting programming Thursday with the discussion “Would we be better off without religion?” featuring former Member of Parliament Evan Harris and playwright Diane Samuels (Nov. 24, 8 p.m. $13 in advance). On Wednesday, in Israel’s port city of Ashdod, the Jerusalem-based Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design debuts the fruits of a two-year partnership with the city in the form of a two-day exhibit, “Bezalel in Ashdod,” with live music and street entertainment (Nov. 23, 7 p.m., free).

Agenda will return Dec. 2.

Print Email

COMMENTING CHARGES
Daily rate: $2
Monthly rate: $18
Yearly rate: $180

WAIT, WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY TO COMMENT?
Tablet is committed to bringing you the best, smartest, most enlightening and entertaining reporting and writing on Jewish life, all free of charge. We take pride in our community of readers, and are thrilled that you choose to engage with us in a way that is both thoughtful and thought-provoking. But the Internet, for all of its wonders, poses challenges to civilized and constructive discussion, allowing vocal—and, often, anonymous—minorities to drag it down with invective (and worse). Starting today, then, we are asking people who'd like to post comments on the site to pay a nominal fee—less a paywall than a gesture of your own commitment to the cause of great conversation. All proceeds go to helping us bring you the ambitious journalism that brought you here in the first place.

I NEED TO BE HEARD! BUT I DONT WANT TO PAY.
Readers can still interact with us free of charge via Facebook, Twitter, and our other social media channels, or write to us at letters@tabletmag.com. Each week, we’ll select the best letters and publish them in a new letters to the editor feature on the Scroll.

We hope this new largely symbolic measure will help us create a more pleasant and cultivated environment for all of our readers, and, as always, we thank you deeply for your support.

I am very inspired along with your website as wisely using the structure for your weblog. Is this fact the compensated theme or have you colorize it for you your self? Either way keep up the excellent quality composing, it is uncommon to see an excellent blog such as this one nowadays.

Before you make a final decision to declare bankruptcy, it is sensible to read information on what it is all about and the of doing so. Our website has been designed to help inform you, and you can read about the further services offered by RS Bankruptcy attorneys in Los Angeles that will handle the entire process for you. We will stop your looming foreclosure, help you restructure your debt, submit your application to the court, and many other services related to helping you get your financial affairs in order.

2000

Your comment may be no longer than 2,000 characters, approximately 400 words. HTML tags are not permitted, nor are more than two URLs per comment. We reserve the right to delete inappropriate comments.

Thank You!

Thank you for subscribing to the Tablet Magazine Daily Digest.
Please tell us about you.

One for All

Agenda: Sol Lewitt and Talmudic debate in New York, Jonathan Safran Foer reinterpreted in North Carolina, Chagall in Canada, and more

More on Tablet:

11 Non-Jewish Celebrities—and 2 Jewish Ones—Show Off Their Hebrew Tattoos

By Marjorie Ingall — You don’t have to be Jewish to sport Hebrew ink. But some of these stars should have thought twice before going under the needle.