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Write On! Creative Experiential Writing for All Ages

Aliya Cheskis-Cotel

Saturday 4:45 PM–6:00 PM Empire Lounge Canceled, sorry

Sunday 9:15 PM–10:30 PM Columbia foyer

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Travel through the holiday cycle with creative writing to experience history with selected exercises from the presenter's book. Write Ha Lachma Anya (the traditional start to the Passover seder, which means "this is the bread of affliction") from the perspective of a foodless child. Write a Tu B'Shevat (new year for trees) piece as if you were a tree about to be destroyed. Write a report of a resistance fighter in the Maccabee caves. Renew creative learning energy for all ages, making Jewish history come alive!

Aliya Cheskis-Cotel

Aliya Cheskis-Cotel specializes in arts programs, creative writing, and Torah tutoring for learners of all ages and abilities. She is the recipient of a Gruss Award for Teaching Excellence. A former actor and singer, she is still a folk dancer and guitarist. Aliya is a co-author of "Open It Up! Integrating the Arts into Jewish Education" and the author of the study guide to "The Journey to Golda's Balcony." And she is the Director of the first exclusive Jewish Talent Agency in this country - Kolot Management - representing Comedian Joel Chasnoff, Singer Linda Hirschhorn, Ensemble Vocolot, and Rabbi/Scholar/Author Wayne Dosick.

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