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Nine-day Jewish Arts Festival at Brandeis to Encourage Boston Area Young Artists

March 18, 1971
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A nine-day, multi-media Jewish Arts Festival–featuring painters, sculptors, writers, actors, dancers, singers and musicians–will open Saturday at Brandeis University. All events will be open to the public free of charge. Many of Boston’s talented young Jewish artists will participate in the festival, which is being co-sponsored by Brandeis Hillel in association with “Response” magazine. There will be folk singing, a festival of films, a concert by the Zamir Chorale of Boston, an exhibit of graphics by Israeli artists and a lecture by a Brandeis architecture historian. Craft exhibits, theater, folk dancing demonstrations and workshops given by young Jewish writers will also highlight the festival. Marlene Salon, chairman of the festival and senior anthropology student at Brandeis, said, “We are calling this the ‘First Annual Jewish Arts Festival at Brandeis Hillel’ because we would like to establish the festival as a tradition here.” Miss Salon said the festival was initiated “to provide an opportunity for people in the Boston area–especially students–to contribute their talents to a festival in the spirit of Judaism. “We wish to encourage these young artists, and to provide a means for them to share their talents,” she said.

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