Institute for Contemporary Midrash Records collection
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History of ICM
Following the success of the experiemental training, Walton designed a week-long Bibliodrama Training Institute in the summer of 1996, which was sponsored and hosted by Elat Chayyim and subsidized with discretionary funding from the Nathan Cummings Foundation. This led to the official creation of the Institute for Contemporary Midrash (ICM) in the fall, which was to include visual, performing, and literary arts as a 501(c)(3).
In 1997, the ALEPH Board committed to serving as the fiscal sponsor of ICM and listed the organization as an ALEPH asset in order to broaden ALEPH’s spiritual identity beyond ecstatic worship.
Until 2001, ICM offered five week-long, multi-disciplinary, subsidized summer training programs; three week-long Bibliodrama trainings for Christian clergy and seminarians at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC.; courses in contemporary midrash at ALEPH Kallahs; along with publishing eight issues of "Living Text: The Journal of Contemporary Midrash." The ICM served as a resource and referral service for individuals seeking information about Contemporary Midrash and communities seeking artists-in-residence through its website.
10.5 linear feet (13 total boxes 3 records boxes, 10 boxes of media material (various sizes), and 1 folder in PHAJ flat storage)
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