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Caregiving & Creativity

May 24, 2023 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm

Join Lilith and four Jewish feminist artists and writers, Elliot Kukla, Sarah Lightman, Alicia Ostriker & Marcella White Campbell, to discuss how they navigate their responsibilities to themselves, their loved ones, and their art. These roles as a caregiver and creator can feed one another—or exist in continuous conflict for time, energy, and resources. Co-sponsored by the Jewish Studio Project.

Marcella White Campbell, a San Francisco native, is, in no particular order, a Black woman, a mother, a Jew, a wife, and a writer. Read her piece, “Half Moon Grill” in the Winter 2022-2023 Issue of Lilith.

Elliot Kukla is an author, rabbi, and activist. He is currently on the faculty at Svara: a traditionally radical yeshiva, where he is also the founder and director of the Communal Loss Adaptation Project (CLAP). From 2008-2021 he was a rabbi at the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center, where he offered spiritual care to those who were grieving, ill, or dying. Elliot’s essays on disability have been featured numerous times in The New York Times Opinion pages. He can be found at www.elliotkukla.com

Sarah Lightman is an artist and writer. Her graphic novel is “The Book of Sarah”, she recently co-edited “Jewish Women in Comics: Bodies and Borders” and she is a faculty member at the Royal Drawing School in London. 

Alicia Ostriker is the prizewinning author of nineteen collections of poetry and several of prose, including, Stealing the Language: The Emergence of Women’s Poetry in America, and The Nakedness of the Fathers: Biblical Visions and Revisions. She is the poetry editor for Lilith.