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Gabrielle Orcha

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Gabrielle Orcha, leaping for joy. Photo credit: Pete Wishnok.
Gabrielle Orcha is a freelance writer, choreographer, and performer. Artistic Director of her Boston-based company, Orcha Dance Theatre, she is an exuberant and spirited woman and spends much of her time in the studio creating and collaborating or in the air, leaping for joy (see picture). She is fond of fiddlers, good prose, and good people (see mensches). A fervent believer in the concept of beshert—which means fate, destiny, or one’s soul mate—she aptly named the new and exciting arm of her company, which performs at weddings and bar mitzvahs, The Beshert Brigade of Dancing Celebrants (see brazen plug). Also: she identifies with the word “chutzpadik,” loves how it just rolls off the tongue.

Blog posts

Judith Malina

"To call into question..."

We are a little more than six months from the end of the world (!) Or from the end of the world as we know it—December 21, 2012.

Destruction of the Temple

Tisha B'Av, Ride, and Mayer

Over the weekend, I was at a Modern Orthodox temple honoring Tisha B’Av, the 9th day in the month of Av, the saddest day in the Jewish year.

Rusty Kanokogi

Grappling all the way to the Olympics

For the first time in world history, this year every country competing in the Olympics has a female athlete on its team.

Etta and Judith at I4E

Enjoy some Vlog noshing from JWA's Institute for Educators

As JWA's Institute for Educators comes to a close, we wanted to share a few moments ... and messages.

Sally Ride Rocket Ship

First is the...worst?

Sally Ride died on Tuesday at the age of 61. First American woman to go into outer space. The first. The very first. American. Woman. Astronaut.

Topics: Feminism, History
Sustenance with Hand Shadow

Bread & Roses, Raisins & Almonds, Labor & Sustenance

This week teachers from around the nation are participating in JWA’S Institute for Educators.

Topics: Labor, Education
Judith's I4E Notebook

Stories Reemerge- an act of cultivation. The Institute, Day 1 Podcast

Introduction:  25 bright and impassioned teachers from all over the country are sitting in a large circle in a nondescript room of a Sheraton Hotel in a suburb of Boston. But what they’re talking about is far from nondescript. This is day one of the Jewish Women’s Archive's Institute for Educators, four intensive days focused on a cutting edge curriculum called Living the Legacy, which brings to life the rich and deep history of American Jewish activism. At the core of the curriculum lie stories, sharing them, living them, cultivating them, and in the words of Judith Rosenbaum, the Archive’s Director of Public History, letting them cultivate us.

Secret Classified Document

The Feminist Papers--LEAKED!

“The Feminist Papers,” a highly classified document that up until now has only been rumored to exist, was (accidentally?) leaked last night at 11:15pm.

NASA pix

Women as Wave, Women as Particle: The gender-racial politics of the male-female gaze

Who are you?

I mean really . . .

Who are you . . . when you are alone and no one is watching?

What is your wave state?

Be Hungry, Etta Eats the World

Be Hungry

There is an advertisement that I pass when biking to work.

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Jewish Women's Archive. " Gabrielle Orcha ." (Viewed on October 26, 2014) <http://jwa.org/blog/author/gabrielle-orcha>.

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