June 8, 2008 - January 6, 2009
Continuing the theme of ongoing commentary, the Contemporary Jewish Museum developed the videoGenesis Now in which 12 to 15 scientists, theologians, writers, filmmakers, and others respond to the text of Genesis, Chapter I. Directed by renowned Bay Area filmmaker, Pam Rorke Levy,Genesis Now will provide viewers with an understanding of the ongoing quest to understand creation, the origins of the universe, and new beginnings.
In the Beginning: Artists Respond to Genesis is generously supported by The Shenson Foundation in memory of Ben and A. Jess Shenson; Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation; and the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest, celebrating Israel's 60th Anniversary. Funding for the video, Genesis Now, comes from the John Templeton Foundation with additional in-kind support from Pam Rorke Levy.