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Kathryn Jaller


Let's Havruta

Daily in the Blue Cube


Free in the Commons

There’s an old saying about two Jews and three opinions…

All that really means is that there’s nothing more culturally Jewish than great conversation and intellectual stimulation. That’s why The CJM is premiering “Let’s Havruta,” a new participatory experience, open to the public in our newly remodeled Blue Cube space. 

what's havruta?

Visitors experiencing havruta firsthand in our upstairs Yud space, during the 2009 exhibition Jews on Vinyl.

The root of the word is haver, the Hebrew word for “friend,” but in this context it means to pull up a chair, sit with a friend or a stranger, pick a prompt, and talk. Exchange ideas or deepen your conversation around The CJM’s exhibitions in this casual and game-inspired environment.

havruta in exhibitions

The CJM's exhibition series In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art invites a local artist to work with an established writer, scientist, thinker, or academic in a field of their choosing. Be sure to check out our current exhibition inspired by the concept of havruta—Allison Smith and Christina Zetterlund's collaboration, Models for a System—in the Sala Webb Education Center.


Let’s Havruta is made possible thanks to generous support from Anne Germanacos.

Public Programs are made possible by the Koret Foundation and The Al and Rosanne Levitt Fund for Public Programs.