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Gil Cohen-Magen Noon Hour Presentation at the JCC

  • Gil Cohen-Magen Noon Hour Presentation at the JCC

    When: Wednesday, February 06, 2013
    Start: Wednesday, February 06, 2013 12:00 PM
    End: Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:15 PM
    Location: Jewish Community Campus

    5801 W 115 Street
    Overland Park, KS 66211
    Meet Gil Cohen-Magen, one of the world’s top 100 photographers at this intimate lunch and learn, where you will get insight into Cohen-Magen’s famous Hassidic Courtyards series: A never-before done photographic study of the ultra-Orthodox in Israel over the past ten years.
    This exposé of moments, surprises and impressions from the lives of Israel’s ultra-Orthodox, looks mostly at the anti-Zionist ultra-Orthodox communities. A rare glimpse at these closed communities and their beliefs and rituals, Cohen-Magen brings a no-holds barred look at rare ceremonies and gatherings which have never before been photographed by outsiders. He will also take you behind the scenes to how he – as an outsider – was allowed to enter and record these private communities’ moments.
    So bring your lunch, and prepare to wrap your mind around Cohen-Magen’s images…and the stories behind each one. Cohen-Magen’s book and an assortment of prints will be on sale at the event.

    This free event is open to the community. No registration required.

    Cohen-Magen will also appear at the following locations during his visit to Kansas City. Click on the lectures to learn more:
    Images of Faith in the Holy Land at Plaza Public Library, 6 pm, February 5
    Shooting Under Fire at Corinth Public Library, 3 pm, February 6

    This Noon Hour Presentation is brought to you by the Jewish Community Center’s Jewish Life & Learning and the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City. For more information about this event, contact Jill Maidhof, 913.327.8077.