Reciprocity 2019:

LA Artist Retreat
April 7-10, 2019

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. Reciprocity has created a network for community development and strengthened the local cultural ecosystem. During this intensive four-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

Caitlin Adams
Jeremy Borison
Bryn Cohn
Jamie Elman
Robby Herbst
Michele Jaquis
Tova Katz
Leigh Lahav
Jason Lipeles
Romy Aura Maloon
Joanna Neborsky
Orly Ruaimi
Callie Ryan
Lena Rudnick
Jackie Tohn
Stevie Weinstein-Foner
Noa Yekutieli
Jenny Yurshansky
Rachel Zaretsky

We laughed, we danced, we talked, and some of us may have literally ran up some trees. We wish to thank all the incredible artists that have joined Reciprocity 2019 and the growing IJC network.

More updates to follow! 

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.


The Philip and Muriel Berman Foundation 


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 was 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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