Saul Sudin is a writer and filmmaker advocating a new voice for Judaism in the movies. Recently he co-produced the documentary Punk Jews and directed Names, Not Numbers, which has been inducted into the National Library of Israel and the Yeshiva University Museum. He has been profiled in The New Yorker, The Huffington Post, and Haaretz and his films have been featured at the Museum of Fine Art – Boston and the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York, among others. Saul received his BFA in Film from the Pratt Institute with a minor in Art History and was the recipient of the Outstanding Merit Award in Media Arts & Film. www.saulsudin.com
Elke Reva Sudin is a visual artist who draws inspiration from urban culture and her Jewish heritage. She received critical acclaim for her “Hipsters and Hassids” painting series and has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, New York Press, Haaretz, EL PAÍS, The WG News, The Hartford Courant, World Net Daily, The Jewish Week, and Tablet Magazine.
Sudin received a BFA in Illustration from Pratt Institute in New York. In 2011, Sudin was named one of the Jewish Week’s “36 Under 36” young Jewish innovators. Recently she has premiered her new series “We Are Patriarchs” at the Hadas Gallery in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. www.elkerevasudin.com
Yehudis Barmatz-Harris is a sculptor, painter, and art therapist with a BFA in sculpture from Pratt Institute and a degree in art therapy from Seminar Hakibbutzim in Tel Aviv. Ever since arriving in Israel in 2009, Yehudis has researched, written and interviewed artists in her quest to discover her place amongst the quietly developing contemporary mystical art movement in Israel. Yehudis’s art work and art bio can be viewed here.
Patrícia Eszter Margit is an author, journalist, sociologist and community organizer originally from Hungary. Her writings have appeared in the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Jerusalem Report, Nepszabadsag (the largest Hungarian daily), Szombat (Hungarian Jewish cultural magazine), and Marie Claire magazine. She is the author of The Jewish Bride, a bestseller published in Hungary in 2009. The world traveling writer, who lived in France, Netherlands and Israel for her studies decided to move to New York when she became a Jewish bride herself.
Marcy Rivka Nehorai is a painter and writer of Jewish art based in New York. After receiving a B.A. in painting from Rutgers University and the Univeristy of Illinois Urbana Champaign, she worked for the Jewish Student Union, connecting Jewish public high school teens to their roots through participation in the Jewish art world. Her artwork can be viewed at naftaliart.com.
Yasmin Spiegel is a grant writer for the arts, a teacher of Judaic and creative studies, and a ballroom dancer. She weaves movement with textual study, and visual arts with natural and world histories in her courses and in her consulting strategy. Most recently Yasmin has worked with Yin Mei, of Yin Mei Dance, a multimedia dance-theater company based in NYC. Yasmin received a B.A. from the University of Connecticut and an M.L.S. from Queens College of the City University of New York.
Dena Schupper received her B.A. in English Literature from Boston University in 2004. After attempting to answer the question, “What will you do with a degree in English?” Dena moved to New York and promptly began her career as a medical copy editor at a large pharmaceutical advertising agency. Dena lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Yehuda, and their 2 daughters.
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