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Eshel Baltimore/DC Parents & LGBTQ+ Joint Meetup
June 2, 2021 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
We are excited to launch Gay Pride Month with a panelist forum of two artists: Agnes Borinsky and Rena Fruchter. They will discuss the upcoming Parsha and how its lessons can be used in the creation of LGBTQ+ inspired art.
Emphasis for this workshop will be on the process and not the product. Prior to the event, a few writing and artistic prompts will be emailed to get your imagination flowing.
The event is free but a suggested donation of $5 is appreciated. Sponsors for the event are welcomed.
Rena Fruchter is an artist and arts educator who has explored the power of the arts to build communal experiences and to spark imagination, as well as to allow opportunities for deeper and bigger feeling and thinking in a safe and positive environment. Rena, who received her BS in Art Education from the University of Maryland, was awarded her MA from George Washington University in Experiential Education and Jewish Cultural Arts. The business she founded, Big Picture Mosaics is Rena’s initiative to create lifelong learning, connecting and reflecting through the process of making art. She has facilitated and made mosaics with groups of individuals, as well as with groups in shuls, schools, daycare centers, museums, private homes, hospitals, senior facilities and a mikvah. Rena lives in South Philadelphia with her husband Chaim, musician and PA. They love being part of their daughter, Rabbanit
Dasi Fruchter’s shul community, the South Philadelphia Shtiebel,and contributing their skills to that community. Besides the Rabbanit they have three other grown children all living in Brooklyn with their beautiful families; Temim, Yoshie and Ora.
Agnes Borinsky is a writer and theater-maker, originally from Baltimore, currently living in Los Angeles. She makes work about how and why people gather. Her plays have been developed with theaters and community centers in New York, Los Angeles, and Beirut. Her play, Brief Chronicle, Books 6-8, is published by 3 Hole Press. Her first young adult novel, Sasha Masha, is a queer coming-of-age story, and came out this fall.