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Orthodox Jews in the Arts

Modern Orthodox Jew Dena Abergel has struggled with balancing dance with her observance from the time she was a student at the School of American Ballet. From staying with a family in Manhattan over the weekends instead of her home in New Jersey, to timidly requesting three days off for […]
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With the goal of driving up empowerment and self-worth for girls and women, Hawaii-born Rachel Factor has created a Jerusalem-based program for dance. The former Rockette and Broadway performer has spoken at seminaries and colleges around the world about her journey to Judaism. After making aliyah to Israel, Factor began […]
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Kids are often told to dream big when growing up.  Although, once they reach their adolescent years, they are then suddenly told to be mature and realistic. This is the kind of thinking that Shosh Pasarel-Berkowitz has gone beyond while paving her career path as a female, Orthodox animator. Berkowitz, […]
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Kids are often told to dream big when they grow up. Then, once they reach their adolescent years, suddenly they are told to be realistic. Shosh Berkowitz,  found a way to combine her childhood dreams with a practical plan, to becoming an animator. Berkowitz, originally from Indiana, came to New […]
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