Reciprocity 2017:

LA Artist Retreat November 12-14, 2017

The Retreat


Asylum Arts, in collaboration with the American Jewish University’s Institute for Jewish Creativity is co-presenting the second Reciprocity, a Los Angeles Jewish Artist Retreat for local artists. The first Reciprocity created a network for community development and strengthened the local cultural ecosystem. Reciprocity 2017 will take place from November 12-14, 2017. During this intensive three-day program, thirty Los Angeles based multi-disciplinary emerging Jewish artists will learn from local professionals, community leaders, Jewish educators, and from one another.

Reciprocity aims to empower artists to explore collaboration and innovative ways in order to build an integrated artist community and facilitate a nuanced conversation about Los Angeles’ unique culture and identity. We hope to foster an artist community founded on reciprocity, collaboration and inclusivity to build the Los Angeles Jewish cultural landscape.


The program does not end at the conclusion of the retreat. After the retreat, each artist benefits from IJC facilitated community-based opportunities and becomes part of a global network of artists through the Asylum alumni community.

Participating Artists

Anna Ayeroff
Rebecca Bruno
Shasha Dothan
Rami Even-Esh 
Joel Garber
Rachel Kann
Sarah Klegman
Jeremy Lawrence
Erin Mizrahi
Muriel Mor Naim
Brittany Neimeth
Alexander Nemser
Ben Neufeld
Elizabeth Preger
Benjamin Ratskoff
Christy Roberts Berkowitz
Hanna-Lee Sakakibara
Erez Sivan
Hillel Smith
Lee Triffon
Deenah Vollmer
Fay Wolf
Diana Wyenn

Our Partners


Asylum Arts supports contemporary Jewish culture on an international scale, bringing greater exposure to artists and cultural initiatives, providing opportunities for new projects and collaborations and elevating the level of excellence and artistic activity.


About Us


The Institute for Jewish Creativity (IJC) is a proud project of American Jewish University (AJU). The IJC encourages artistic contributions to create an authentic, thriving American Jewish culture. AJU’s core values are learning and scholarship, culture, ethics, leadership, and peoplehood.  For almost 70 years AJU has served as a thriving center and resource for individuals to explore and celebrate their Jewish identity. AJU is one of the largest and most innovative Jewish institutions in the country. The Institute for Jewish Creativity is made possible through a generous Cutting Edge Grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, and with additional support from Naomi and Jeffrey Caspe.


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