In 2014 Emily visited the Tamera Peace Research Center, a water retention landscape in a desert region of Portugal,
and saw how local self-sufficiency of water and food was made possible with the retention of rain-water. Emily found
the link between these landscapes and halachic mikvaot, which are ritual baths of transformation in Jewish Law.
This project expands the conversation of mikvah to include a vision of the Earth's
transformation for the benefit of all mankind. The marriage of mikvah with Earth's renewal is a chance to uncover more layers
about the mikvah's ability to illuminate our underlying unity and understanding of G-d through the life-giving and spiritually
Emily Stern serves the evolving Jewish world with poetry, theater,
visual arts, and song. A rabbinical student in The Alliance for Jewish Renewal's Ordination Program, Emily is a graduate of
New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She wrote and performed plays while a DRISHA Arts Fellow and at Nishmat, The
Center for Advanced Torah Study for Women.
directed her children's musical, The World's a Song: So Come and Play. Her first album, Birth Day, is a
lyrically complex expose on the divine feminine, orchestrated with natural sounds. Emily
is a member of the Jewish Art Salon and a blogger for the Jewish Journal. Her website is emilystern.org.
Wells of Miriam will continue through Sunday, June 3 with various programs happening on the Sunday afternoons
in between May 1 and June 3.
The Jewish Museum of New Jersey is located within the historic Congregation Ahavas Sholom at 145 Broadway in Newark.
The Museum is open Sundays from 1-5 p.m. and by appointment. Free off street parking is provided and a donation
of $10 is suggested.
or to RSVP for the opening reception, call (973) 482-0523, email firstname.lastname@example.org. or visit our website