LINK, a Jewish, Art, and Technology initiative, opens the Contemporary Jewish Museum as a laboratory to explore practical applications for forging new paths in Jewish education. LINK is a multidimensional initiative which brings together a monthly speaker series exploring the intersection of Judaism and new technologies, a year-long educator fellowship and an innovative exhibition with web, gallery, and classroom components.
- What is a Jewish Question
Are We There Yet? artists Gil Gershoni and Ken Goldberg, Rabbi Noa Kushner, and professors Daniel Boyarin and Ari Kelman to discuss how the art of questioning frames contemporary Jewish life, culture, and education. Watch »
- Comics and Commentary
G-dcast.com creator/producer Sarah Lefton discusses how her cartoon Torah commentaries appeal to a generation being educated online as well as in the classroom.Watch »
- People of the Link
Are Jews the People of the Book, or the People of the Link? Estee Solomon Gray invites us to reconsider how the experience and language of today’s social network technologies are impacting Jewish identity and education–and vice versa. Watch and Discuss »
- What is a Person?
Internet pioneer Jaron Lanier, author of You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto and inventor of the term “virtual reality,” discusses the implications of new web technologies on education, community, and artistic expression in the 21st century. Watch and Discuss »
The LINK Educator Fellowship opens the Contemporary Jewish Museum as a laboratory for a group of Bay Area educators to comment on and engage in integrating new technology in Jewish education. The LINK fellows will convene to consider ways to coalesce user-generated websites, museum exhibitions, and Jewish teaching, in meaningful ways. Their conversations will be documented and collected on this Web page and all are invited to join the dialogue. The fellowship will culminate in the creation of a curriculum tool that will connect the upcoming technology based exhibition, Are We There Yet?, with both the classroom and informal learning environments.
LINK is a year-long program exploring the intersections of technology, art, and Judaism. The program has been made possible by a generous grant from the Covenant Foundation. Additional support has been generously provided by the Koret Foundation, The Toole Charitable Foundation, and The David B. Gold Foundation.
Education and Youth Programs at the Contemporary Jewish Museum are supported by Koret and Taube Foundations; Jim Joseph Foundation; Alexander M. and June L. Maisin Foundation; The Wallace Foundation; Bank of America; The Skirball Foundation; Target; The James Irvine Foundation; The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; Pacific Gas and Electric Company; Wells Fargo Foundation; Citibank; The David B. Gold Foundation; Macy’s Foundation; Morris Stulsaft Foundation; and Union Bank of California Foundation.