Tag Archives: Transcultural Indian Jews

Siona Benjamin solo exhibits in San Francisco

Peninsula JCC, July 11 – September 18, 2017. Special events:  Shabbat dinner September 8 Gallery Tour and Lecture “Transcultural Indian Jews in Israel” September 11   Article about her exhibition: https://www.jweekly.com/2017/08/08/indian-jewish-artist-turns-blue-peninsula-jcc/   The Marin JCC: October 29, 2017 Film screening and gallery opening    

Siona Benjamin on ELI Talks

Midrash as the Stage for the Drama of Life Growing up Jewish in India, surrounded by Hindu and Muslim culture, attending a Zoroastrian school – it’s easy to feel like an “other.” Artist Siona Benjamin found her home in midrash (and you can, too). ELI talks are highly produced, 12-minute presentations on “inspired Jewish ideas.” […]

Siona Benjamin’s New Fulbright Fellowship

A US-Israel Fulbright Fellowship for 2016-17 has been awarded to artist Siona Benjamin. She will be affiliated by Bezalel Art school in Jerusalem and will be researching her proposed project: “From Motherland to Fatherland: Transcultural Indian Jews in Israel”.  This is a continuation of her 2013 Fulbright research “Faces: Weaving Indian Jewish Narratives”. About her previous Fulbright project: […]