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Teen Takeover!

Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 │6–8pm

ADMISSION: This event is for teens only. FREE for teens.

Free for all teens

Immerse yourself in a night of fun, fashion, and self-expression! In conjunction with Show Me as I Want to Be Seen, join us for interactive performances and unique experiences featuring a teen fashion show by young designers, music from DJ Wild, voguing with Sir JoQ, and resources from Keshet. Plus there will be art making, photo fun, snacks, prizes, and more. Free for teens 13-18! Bring your friends!

Teen Takeover! is thoughtfully planned and hosted by Teen Art Connect (TAC) interns.

teen art connect

Teen Art Connect (TAC) brings together high school students from diverse backgrounds for a year-long paid internship at The CJM. 

About the Exhibition

How do we depict “the self” if it is unknowable, inherently constructed, and ever changing? How does the concept of portraiture shift when categories are in crisis, and visibility itself is problematic? Jewish thought on performed and fluid identity can be interpreted in the book of Esther, and in the notion of G-d as “I am that I am,” ineffable and non-binary. These ideas uphold a Jewish understanding of the self as intrinsically mutable, unknowable, and yet self-determined, themes that animate Show Me as I Want to Be Seen.


Teen Programs are made possible by major support from Koret Foundation, The Covenant Foundation, and U.S. Bank Foundation. These programs are part of the Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Initiative (Teen Initiative) a project of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund in partnership with Jewish Federation and The Jewish Community Foundation of the East Bay, and with support from the Jim Joseph Foundation.  Additional support is provided by Miranda Lux Foundation and Ira A. Roschelle M.D. Family Foundation.