The Retreat

Asylum Arts, in collaboration with the American Jewish University’s Institute for Jewish Creativity is co-presenting the second Reciprocity, a Los Angeles Jewish Artist Retreat for local artists. The first Reciprocity created a network for community development and strengthened the local cultural ecosystem. Reciprocity 2017 will take place from November 12-14, 2017. During this intensive three-day program, thirty Los Angeles based multi-disciplinary emerging Jewish artists will learn from local professionals, community leaders, Jewish educators, and from one another.

Reciprocity aims to empower artists to explore collaboration and innovative ways in order to build an integrated artist community and facilitate a nuanced conversation about Los Angeles’ unique culture and identity. We hope to foster an artist community founded on reciprocity, collaboration and inclusivity to build the Los Angeles Jewish cultural landscape.

The program does not end at the conclusion of the retreat. After the retreat, each artist benefits from IJC facilitated community-based opportunities and becomes part of a global network of artists through the Asylum alumni community.

Participating Artists:

Anna Ayeroff
Rebecca Bruno
Shasha Dothan
Rami Even-Esh 
Joel Garber
Rachel Kann
Sarah Klegman
Jeremy Lawrence
Erin Mizrahi
Muriel Mor Naim
Brittany Neimeth
Alexander Nemser
Ben Neufeld
Elizabeth Preger
Benjamin Ratskoff
Christy Roberts Berkowitz
Hanna-Lee Sakakibara
Erez Sivan
Hillel Smith
Lee Triffon
Deenah Vollmer
Fay Wolf
Diana Wyenn

Generously supported by:

  • Asylum Arts
  • The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles