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Short Film and Chicago Film Premiere: Hannah Cohen’s Holy Communion | Torah Treasures and Curious Trash

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership

Sunday, February 19, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CST)

Short Film and Chicago Film Premiere: Hannah Cohen’s...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Feb 19, 2017 $18.00 $1.89
Spertus Members Feb 19, 2017 $10.00 $1.49
Spertus Students Feb 19, 2017 $8.00 $1.39
Spertus Alumni Feb 19, 2017 $8.00 $1.39

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Hannah Cohen’s Holy Communion 
Audience Award Winner—Washington Jewish Film Festival

Glimpse Ireland through the eyes of a spirited seven year old, Hannah Cohen. Hannah can’t wait to make her Holy Communion, but there’s a problem — she’s Jewish! With beauty, brevity, and humor, this film explores the universal desire to fit in.

Torah Treasures and Curious Trash 
Will forever change the way you see a trash can—Joshua Moore

Jo Milgrom is a learned 87-year-old artist who scavenges Jerusalem dumpsters, then combines the junk she finds with worn out ritual objects rescued from synagogues and funeral homes. Armed with a glue gun, she challenges the religious establishment by juxtaposing sacred and mundane, creating Jewish commentary with antique typewriters, computer parts, and broken glass.

Spertus Institute Curator of Collections Ionit Behar will introduce the films and lead a post-show discussion. Behar is a PhD Candidate in Art History at the University of Illinois, who regularly writes for print and online publications including ArtSlant and the Chicago Reader.


Visual Midrash
Jo Milgrom calls her work “visual midrash,” referencing the Jewish literary tradition of supplementing the biblical narrative with commentary, often in the form of colorful homilies. Traditional midrash was written from the third to twelfth centuries, but Milgrom believes there’s a need and a place for creative midrash today.

This program is part of Sunday Cinema, in which 5 fascinating films about Jewish lives are shown over 4 Sundays in January and February. See spertus.edu/film to find out more.

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Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership
610 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

Sunday, February 19, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CST)


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Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership offers dynamic learning opportunities, rooted in Jewish wisdom and culture and open to all. Graduate programs and workshops train future leaders and engage individuals in exploration of Jewish life. Public programs include films, speakers, seminars, concerts, and exhibits — at the Institute’s Michigan Avenue facility, in the Chicago suburbs, and online.

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