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WATCH! MSM President Jim Gandre appears on the online program Arts Engines with Aaron Dworkin, speaking about leadership principals and challenges in today arts world.
Jim Gandre, President of the Manhattan School of Music, speaks about leadership principles in today’s arts world.
This exhibition presents a selection of works that register the power of mass protest from a deeply human perspective. It highlights the individual-to-individual connection in the collective spaces of mass protest, recovery, and care.
You can experience the exhibit in the gallery on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Reserve a time for your experience here: https://wallach.columbia.edu/
Chancellor Shuly Rubin Schwartz in Conversation with NYU President Emeritus John Sexton
Moderated by Krista Tippett
In his 2019 book, Standing for Reason: The University in a Dogmatic Age, Dr. John Sexton, former president of New York University, argues that a “secular dogmatism,” impenetrable by dialogue or reason, has come to dominate political discourse in America. Sexton sees our universities, engines of knowledge and stewards of thought, as the antidote, the crucial foundation-blocks of an interlocking world characterized by “secular ecumenism.”
In this special JTS event, JTS Chancellor Shuly Rubin Schwartz joins Professor Sexton for an online dialogue inspired by his book. The discussion is moderated by the celebrated host of public radio’s On Being, Krista Tippett, and explores questions including:
How does JTS’s mission differ from that of a secular university such as NYU?
What are the challenges and responsibilities of higher education in our fractured times?
Do seminaries have distinctive challenges and responsibilities during this moment?
What might be considered “heresies” at JTS? At NYU?
This event was sponsored by the Louis Finkelstein Institute for Religious and Social Studies of JTS.
Thomas Fedorek, Senior Volunteer Guide at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, walks us through the Four Horseman sculpture on the western facade of the Cathedral. Learn about the biblical, artistic, and cultural history and origins of these legendary figures.
Cathedral Community Cares (the social services arm of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine), City Harvest, and Columbia University have partnered to prepare and distribute healthy meals to New York City residents affected by food insecurity and scarcity. Between June 15 and September 7, this initiative will provide 1,000 bagged meals per day to help vulnerable populations meet their basic daily needs. This effort is part of the recently launched Columbia Neighbors Food Relief Fund that brings together the extraordinary resources of the entire University community to fight hunger in Upper Manhattan.
Director Jeanai La Vita writes, “I chose the theme ‘home’ as we are all spending so much more time in our homes these days. You will see a musical theatre journey ranging from the fun and peace of being at home to the ‘revolting times’! I wanted to inspire my students to embrace the great opportunity we have to persevere against the odds to be creative at the highest level! I am so proud of what we have accomplished together! I hope our collective enthusiasm and energy is as inspiring for everyone who sees this as it has been for all of us to create and share!”
Directed by Jeanai La Vita
Video/Audio Production by Giacomo La Vita
Accompaniment by Shane Schag
Please prepare 1 square sheet of paper (6″ x 6″ recommended), and optional coloring pencils, crayons, or markers to decorate–and if you’re brave, some glitter! You may also attend with a letter sized paper (8.5″ x 11″) and a pair of scissors if you do not have a square sheet of paper.
A webinar with Dr. Barbara Mann, Chana Kekst Professor of Jewish Literature, JTS.
Part of Times of Crisis and Possibility, an online series with JTS faculty and fellows.
What will we remember from this pandemic? And how will we preserve and pass down the memory of those we’ve lost to future generations? Through a close reading of Yehuda Amichai’s “And Who Will Remember the Rememberers?”, a poem sequence exploring Israel’s memorialization of 1948, we will reflect on the elusiveness of memory, the limits of public forms of memorializing and mourning, and the paradoxical relationship between memory and forgetting.
Download source sheet: http://www.jtsa.edu/stuff/contentmgr/files/1/4e377f5bb65ccd4ba0e8d0cfe3728436/misc/barbara_mann_complete_sources.pdf
We are all being called and have been called to this moment. Many of us are wrestling with the urgency, the desire, and the need to respond. Join us tomorrow …
For more on these stories, visit: https://news.columbia.edu/news/coronavirus-pandemic-front-and-center
#UnitedFaithsOfAmerica a group of New York’s Interfaith leaders are kicking off a week long #PrayerforCovid Campaign. Enjoy this compilations from a network of 15 faith leaders who share a prayer message with an aim to uplift one other, find common ground and unite around our shared values.