Today is June 19, 2019 -

Chisuk Emuna Congregation

of Greater Harrisburg, PA

3219 Green Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110-5507
Phone: 717-232-4851 |

Bessie Weintraub Memorial Program

Exploring Comics and Technology: Jewish Connections
With JT WALDMAN Graphic Artist, Author and Director of JPS Interactive

5:30 p.m. Simcha Hour
6:00 p.m. Family Shabbat Service
7:00 p.m. Dinner $18 Adults | $10 Children

During services & dinner, JT will explore “People of the Comic Book”, the rich history of Jews in comic books. Covering Superman and the X-Men and much more, this presentation – including many samples of comics – will cover a brief history of comic books and how their creation is related to themes and topics integral to Judaism.

I. During Shabbat morning services — JT will explore “Bible, Technology and Community”, an introduction to an emerging JPS venture – “The Tagged Tanakh”, a digital initiative which promises to transform the way people interact with the Bible

II. 6 p.m. – “Making Midrash Comix” — A hands-on workshop for Kadima, teens and the young at heart
A 20-minute lively presentation of the topic of Midrash and the Jewish connections within the comic book industry, followed by a structured activity where participants create their own mini-Midrash comix about familiar biblical or historical characters. Refreshments: make-your-own ice cream sundaes!