Tattoo Jew Challenges Jewish Identity In New Sanhedrin-Style Debate 3/16/11

Tattoo Jew Challenges Jewish Identity In New Sanhedrin-Style Debate
Wednesday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Next@19th
137 NE 19th Street
Miami, FL 33132

$10 for adults and $6 for students, seniors and artists

Show your ink and enjoy a festive drink as Next@19th’s New Sanhedrin program offers a heated debate on the controversial topic of body modification within the Jewish culture and practice.

Next@19th invites producer Andy Abrams to present excerpts from his anticipated documentary “Tattoo Jew,” highlighting Jewish-themed tattoos as permanent expressions of cultural connection and identity within the Jewish culture. Abrams’ viewpoint reads between the lines of what it means to be Jewish in the midst of a pop culture society.

A New Sanhedrin-style discussion will follow the enlightening preview, complete with an array of views to offer a fresh perspective on topics like religious prohibition and family disapproval of personal expression within the Jewish community. Modeled after the original ancient Sanhedrin which legislated Jewish law, ideas are introduced by central facilitators and put to audiences for debate. Tickets can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com.

About Next@19th: Moving Jewish Culture Forward
Next@19th was founded in July 2010 to engage South Florida’s diverse community in fresh culture, learning and spiritual experience through a Jewish lens. Producing original programming, the organization will host a range of events and activities. This 2010 – 2011 season promises celebrations of music, literary arts, visual art, education and spirituality as well as dynamic projects in partnership with Miami Book Fair International, the Jewish Film Festival and University of Wynwood. Next@19th is located at 137 NE 19 Street, Miami FL 33132, on the campus of Temple Israel’s historic site in downtown Miami. For more information please call 305.542.7732 or visit the website at www.nextat19th.org.

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