Julian Voloj in Jewish Week’s Literary Summer and Queens Book Festival

Only In New York: Stories of Jewish Identity, Creativity and Community, from the Upper West Side to the South Bronx featuring MARIKA HUGHES and JULIAN VOLOJ.

BJ JW Event Aug 17-2

MARIKA HUGHES, a composer, lyricist, singer and cellist who fronts a band, has performed around the world, and, most recently, at Joe’s Pub.

Her latest CD is “New York Nostalgia.” The granddaughter of the great cellist Emanuel Feuermann, she began playing violin at age 3, and has recorded with many artists.

JULIAN VOLOJ was born in Germany to Colombian parents. He explores Jewish identity and diversity in his work as a photographer and writer. His graphic novel “Ghetto Brother” retells the true story of a South Bronx gang leader who led the way to an iconic truce and re- claimed his Jewish identity.


Moderated by Sandee Brawarsky Jewish Week culture editor.



B’nai Jeshurun 

270 W. 89th Street, first floor, between West End Avenue and Broadway

FREE reservations suggested events@jewishweek.org


Julian’s extraordinary book “Ghetto Brother”, a collaboration with artist Claudia Ahlering, has been shown previously in a solo Jewish Art Salon exhibit at the Columbia / Barnard Kraft Center, curated by Yona Verwer. View this exhibit here.



Voloj will also make an appearance at the Queens Book Festival, August 7, at 4 pm at the Kaufman Astoria Studios

Comic books have elevated from stories about superheroes to graphic novels about supernatural beings, multiverses, and the cosmic impact of our actions. Artists around the globe are using comics to influence society and change popular cultures. Are comics just changing the comic world or the world in general? Moderated by Regine Sawyer.

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See here for more info