Torah & Arts Conference - Kislev 5768

Motzi Shabbat, November 10, 8:30 pm

A sneak preview of the historic, first ever for-women-only feature movie musical, A Light for Greytowers. Directed by Hollywood9s only Orthodox woman filmmaker Robin Garbose and starring Broadway actress Judy Winegard.  Four years in the making, this film was done under rabbinic supervision according to halacha.  Meet Robin and Judy for a Q & A after the screening. 

Sunday, November 11, 9-5 pm

Torah Values & The Creative Arts Conference Day - Schedule* 

9-10 am Registration

10-10:30 am Opening Remarks

10:30-11:45 am Session I 

  • Drama Master Class with Robin Garbose, film director (Inspired, Light for Greytowers), Director of Kol Neshama
  • Song Composition with Esther Leah Marchette, MA Composition Berklee School of Music
  • Dancing the Aleph Bet, movement through the Jewish letters with Yocheved Polonsky, director of Creative Learning Institute of Dance, Cleveland, OH

11:45 - 1:15 pm LUNCH 

Panel of New Projects   Learn about the work of The Rockin Rebbetzin Radio Show, Leslie Ginsparg9s Girls Night On, The Binah School: Innovative Torah Education for girls, Katia Bolotin9s One Voice, and More.

1:15 - 2:30 pm Session II 

  • Acting FUNdamentals! with Leslie Ruder, Acting Coach and Comedienne
  • Playwriting with Tara Eliwatt, playwright and drama director
  • Vocal Master Class with Judy Winegard, Broadway actress

2:45 - 4 pm Session III 

  • Vocal Coaching with Miriam Sandler, professional vocalist.  Bring prepared music you would like to review with a coach!
  • Choreography for Musical Theatre with Rivka Lomiansky, director of Neshama Theatre in Toronto
  • Screenwriting! with Esther Rachel Russell, director, playwright and comedienne

4:15 pm - 5 pm "Women in The Business"

Tips and Experiences from Hollywood film director Robin Garbose on making it as a frum woman in the entertainment industry.

*workshop times and topics subject to change

Sunday Evening November 11 5:15-6:15 pm

Networking Dinner: During a casual buffet dinner, network with other talented women, learn about their work and choices, meet music managers, sell and promote CDs.

Sunday Evening, November 11 6:15 pm Pre-Show; 8 pm Show



password: womenonly


Up & Coming Original Songwriters

Orthodox Jewish Choreographers

& Many of the Greatest Artists in the Women9s-Only Performing World!



Monday, November 12, 1-7 pm


Jewish Women9s Master Classes in Dance 

1795 Coney Island Avenue, between N&O, Brooklyn NY


*Feldenkrais Movement & Its Jewish Origins - Kari Isaacson, Toronto

*Jewish Theme Curriculum Development in Dance - Yocheved Polonsky

*Dance Improv & Jewish Choreography - Batsheva Kahn, Cleveland

*Movement Analysis & Notation - Hadassah Esther, Yachad Dance of NY


LIMITED SPACE - REGISTER EARLY.  By Phone: 732-220-0812

Babysitting Available - contact in advance.  Dina: 646-284-7658


This Conference is produced by ATARA, an association of Torah-observant Artists.  ATARA promotes creative expression according to Torah values.

Name Sales End Price
Member Discount - All Events Ended $50
Conference Economy - All Events Ended $70
Full Day - includes lunch Ended $50
Morning or Afternoon Only Ended $20
Class Per Diem Ended $12
Lunch Per Diem Ended $15
Networking Buffet Dinner Ended $15
Film Opening "A Light for Grey Towers" Ended $18
Jewish Dance Educators Program Ended $40
Student - full day Ended $25
ATARA Membership Ended $25

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