A desert state in a modern era, Israel has sparked the way as a world leader in resource allocation with pioneering innovations in solar energy and irrigation development. In fact, contemporary Israel is a major player on the world stage of technology, medicine, and engineering, boasting more scientists, technicians, and engineers per capita (140 per 10,000) than any other country in the world.
For a country so young, and so fraught with turmoil, an astonishing amount of life-enhancing Continue reading →
It’s fun to play tourist in your own backyard. I mean if you are going to staycation, the Bay Area, a major vacation destination is a pretty great place to do it. But this summer, get to better know the sites through site-specific performances.
Now if I suggested you walk across the Golden Gate Bridge and take in the view, you’d rightly say, “Kimberly, thanks, but EVERYONE knows that.” But how much time have you spent under Continue reading →
October 2013 was intense around here. Well, at least for me; and certainly for our Artist-in-Residence, Jay Wolf Schlossberg-Cohen.
The Center was filled with excitement, anticipation and inspiration for me and the hundreds of you who participated in one of our 28 mural painting sessions.
Our community, under Jay’s guidance, took 1,560 square feet and 8 planter tops of blankness and transformed them into a work of art. A work of art that communicates social justice themes such as Environmental Stewardship, Human Rights & Dignity, Economic Justice, and Food Justice.
Do you remember eating lunch outside by the J café and seeing the steady progression over 15 packed days? Or perhaps coming back after an absence to notice the work fully realized? I remember October, but this documentary by Chip Curry brought back vivid details by capturing the communal spirit and offering candid testimonials. I’m delighted to share it with you.
Simon & Garfunkel topped the charts in the very unofficial hallway poll of favorite famous musical duos I conducted. “Of course this is the PJCC,” a co-worker warned, should the results seem in any way biased. If your favorite is Hall & Oates, Sonny & Cher, or Ike & Tina Turner, rest assured you were also represented.
It got me pondering the many ways in which 4 hands can be better than two, musically. So I went directly to the source and asked our upcoming Up Close performers for their impressions of duodum. Continue reading →