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Children’s Book Author and Illustrator Orit Bergman in Conversation with Orna Granot, Associate Curator at the Israel Museum | Studio Israel

By Jewish Arts Collaborative

Published Mar 27, 2023


Studio Israel Presents: Orit Bergman

(59 min) Children’s book author and illustrator Orit Bergman in conversation with Orna Granot, Associate Curator of Illustrated Children’s Books at The Israel Museum.

Conversation moderated by Jonathan Krasner, the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Associate Professor of Jewish Education Research at Brandeis.

Orit Bergman was born in Jerusalem and lives and works in Kerem Maharal, Israel. She writes and illustrates children’s books, adapts her stories to the theater, and frequently meets children across the country. Her books have been published in Israel, France, China, and the USA.


The Studio Israel conversation series was inaugurated in the fall of 2020, in partnership with the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University, and the Vilna Shul, and is made possible by generous support from Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP). Studio Israel is also cosponsored by the Consulate General of Israel to New England. This peer-led series invites audiences to join leading artists, academics, and community leaders for a panoramic journey through the landscape of Israeli art, dance, food, fashion, and more, that investigates the diversity and nuance of Israel’s variegated social, cultural, and political aspects through the lens of the arts.


JArts’ mission is to curate, celebrate, and build community around the diverse world of Jewish arts, culture, and creative expression. Our vision is of a more connected, engaged, and tolerant world inspired by Jewish arts and culture.


Orit Bergman's illustrations are full of dazzling color and wonderful characters. Think back to when you were a children's book reader. If you are still one, you don't have to think too hard!


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