March 2, 2010
It's snowing in Santa Fe – not music to the ears of those of us who are just digging out in the Northeast!
But, despite the weather, we are off for a wonderful adventure in a city whose very name evokes magic and majesty. With Stanley Hodes' book and selections from Miriam Sagan's poetry in my suitcase, I am thrilled to be a participant in JWA's first-ever tour. Santa Fe is both gorgeous and mysterious – one wonders what secrets and twists of history lurk beneath those mountains. Like the unfathomable way in which the earth's platelets crash together, for me Santa Fe personifies the crashing together of cultures, belief systems, and aspirations. How much we will see and learn during our four days together. And Annie Liebowitz to boot!
See you there bright and early Thursday morning.
About the Jewish Women's Archive trip to Santa Fe
For 100 years, artists have flocked to Santa Fe, attracted by its arid beauty and the chance to re-create themselves.
The work of those artists who are Jewish incorporates an understanding of their heritage and of themselves as modern Jews – some embrace and redefine it, while others rebel against or reject it – and with resonances that may illuminate a deeper struggle with the past than is obvious on first glance.
On this trip, the Jewish Women's Archive will explore the rich mix that uniquely defines Santa Fe and provide participants with an inside view of this fascinating community.Read original trip prospectus >>