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Through Compassionate Eyes: Animal Rights Exhibit (Courtesy Post)
Through Compassionate Eyes; Artists Call for Animal Rights opens October 7th at Charter Oak Cultural Center as part of their Annual Celebration of Jewish Arts and Culture. This powerful, first-of-its-kind art exhibit is the first time artists have come together to produce a major exhibit on the intersection of animal rights and Judaism. Opening Reception Sunday, October 7, 2018, 1:30-4:30 PM. Panel Discussion: 3:00-4:00 PM Presented by the Jewish Art Salon and Jewish Veg Exhibition Dates: Oct. 7 – Nov. 2, 2018; Mon-Fri 10-5 Curated by Julie Seidman, Joel Silverstein, Aimee Rubensteen. The exhibition was conceived to show that there is a demonstrably powerful connection between Jewish texts and the connected topics of Ecology, Animal Cruelty and veganism. The Book of Genesis 1:29-30 instructs us to eat seed bearing plants and fruit trees, proposing that God initially intended humans to be vegan. Isaiah, 11:6-9, states that in the future there will be no killing of any kind, as “the lion shall lay down with the lamb”. Later, both the Code of Jewish Law and the Talmud present the concept of Tza’ar Ba’alei Chayim; a prohibition against causing animals pain and demanding their ongoing humane treatment as a direct outgrowth of Biblical mandate. Participating Artists: Helen Barker, Sigal Ben-David, Siona Benjamin, Filipe Cortez, Alan Falk, Dorit Jordan Dotan, Katarzyna Kozera, Diana Kurz, Jane Lewis, Boris Lyubner, Philip McCulloch- Downs, Archie Rand, Corey Rowland, Linnea Ryshke, Julie Seidman, Jacob Silverstein, Joel Silverstein, Yona Verwer, Brittney West, Nancy Wyllie. MORE INFO:

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This group connects your passion for animals, people and the planet with opportunities to become an "everyday activist" in all that you do. We will meet to offer support and camaraderie and learn how to achieve optimal health and wellness through plant-based whole foods, ideally with the intention of inspiring others to join our community. Our get togethers may include discussions of inspirational and educational books and documentaries, vegan potlucks and recipe swaps, health and wellness lectures, cooking workshops, film screenings, garden tours, outdoor activities and hikes, meditation and yoga techniques, and vegan dining out. If you're not yet vegan but moving along the plant-based path, this group will assist you in your journey. All events are strictly vegan, which means no animal products (meat, eggs, dairy, honey, fish, etc.) will be served or eaten out of respect for the animals and the ethical beliefs of members. Please also adhere to a policy of No Solicitation of personal business or other matters from which you may benefit personally. This is an informational and social group intended to build community. It is not for business networking, sales opportunities, or a dating service. Any form of harassment will not be tolerated. Events are for members who are respectful of each other, and anyone who violates the rules will be permanently removed.

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