Judith Brin Ingber is an international expert on Israeli and Jewish dance. In the anthology she edited,

Seeing Israeli and Jewish Dance

"Seeing Israeli and Jewish Dance," choreographer, dancer, and dance scholar Judith Brin Ingber collects wide-ranging essays and many remarkable photographs to explore the evolution of Jewish dance through two thousand years of Diaspora, in communities of amazing variety and amid changing traditions. Taken together, this wide range of expression illustrates the vitality, necessity, and continuity of dance in Judaism.

The New Shalvi/Hyman Jewish Women Encyclopedia includes a new bio of Judith. Read Judith's bio here.

JUDITH'S revised articles ON JEWISH WOMEN DANCERS are included in the newest edition of the Jewish Women's Archives (JWA.org) International Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women.  

Some of the revised dance encyclopedia entries by Judith include:
Modern Dance Performance in the United States

Jewish Women Dance Educators and Writers

Yardena Cohen

Also, if you're curious about Judith and the Brin matriarchy,  look up the bio of Judith's sister Rabbi Deborah Brin, one of the first openly gay rabbis who led the first prayer service for Women of the Wall at the Conference for the Empowerment of Jewish Women in 1988; Judith's mother, Ruth F. Brin who helped transform modern prayer with her evocative writing, poetry and liturgy; Judith's paternal grandmother Fanny Fligelman Brin, suffragist, pacifist and riveting international speaker during the inter-war period, is also remembered  as innovative president of the National Council of Jewish Women. 

Judith Brin Ingber Publishing in the upcoming...

The Holocaust: Remembrance, Respect, and Resilience

Judith's chapter, "Almost Snuffed Out: The Story of 'Fireflies' (Broučci) And Its Choreographer Kamila Rosenbaumová." The article recounts how Rosenbaumova, interred in the Nazi ghetto camp Theresienstadt, choreographed the musicals Broučci and Brundibár with children in such a dire setting. The forthcoming on-line textbook will be available on Open Educational Resource (OER). The first version of the article on Rosenbaumova appeared in “Dance Today #36”.


























News & Events

Judith's Donation

Judith Brin Ingber with 50lbs. of archival material

For the Dance Library of Israel, Judith donated the contents of a 50 pound suitcase on her recent trip to Tel Aviv. It included her research notes, files, memorabilia, photos and books on dance in Israel covering her 50 years of work. She is seen above in the Tel Aviv plaza before meeting the director of the library, Victoria Khodorkovsky. The library immediately created archival files , joining others in the Judith Brin Ingber archives at the library.

50 lbs of archival information

50 years of work in 50lbs.

See footage of Judith Brin Ingber’s NUMBER OUR DAYS, performed with Stephanie Fellner Grey at the Shed in St. Paul, MN last summer.

Choreography: Judith Brin Ingber
Dancers: Judith Brin Ingber and Stephanie Fellner Grey
Composer/Flutist: Jim Miller

Judith and Stephanie also danced that weekend in Berit Ahlgren and Helen Hatch’s LDV. See Previous Projects for details.

Judith's Dedication

The Oxford Handbook of Jewishness and Dance Cover

Judith is honored with the simple but bold dedication on the opening page of the important, new Oxford Handbook of Jewishness and Dance.

It reads: Dedicated to Judith Brin Ingber


Judith co-edited the unusual all English issue Mahol Achshav (Dance Today) #36 with Israeli editor Ruth Eshel.

The articles, by international dancers, dance researchers, dance educators, stem from the ‘Jews and Jewishness in the Dance World’ conference at Arizona State University.

Read the full issue here