Chautauqua Institution President Tom Becker’s job at the final Sacred Song Service of the season is to present a closing speech and tap the gavel three times. Jared Jacobsen’s job is to create the “jewelry setting” for that symbolic closing.
Jewish people are not homogenous, Rabbi Samuel Stahl said. They are diverse in the way they practice their faith and at the extent to which they follow Jewish laws.
In the ’50s, jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald was on the top of her game, performing everything from bebop with Dizzy Gillespie to opera with The Mikado. Singer Patti Austin said that this spectrum-spanning of American song made “The Queen of Jazz” a star of pop.
In researching collaboratively with her colleagues, Francesca Gino has reached some conclusions about organizational and individual behavior.
Looking back on his first season as director of the Department of Religion, the Rev. Robert Franklin is tired. Tired, but happy and full of plans for the future.
Hussein Rashid said death has power because people don’t understand it. Certain Muslim traditions, though, try to give death meaning.
“When Nelson Mandela walked out of prison after 27 years, he knew that he had to leave the bitterness behind or he would still be in prison,” said the Rev. Cynthia Hale. “The Father of the Nation [of South Africa] had to resist the urge of revenge. He needed to provide an example of forgiveness.”
Following an engaging summer filled with softball, sailing, golf and other outdoor activities, Chautauquans may want to maintain their enriching recreational lifestyles into the off-season. As programming ends and the grounds begin to empty, many pursue opportunities outside the gates.
It may be the end of another season for Chautauqua, but for the Institution’s senior administrative staff, it’s just the beginning of nine months spent brainstorming, planning and programming for summer 2015.
For the past three years Chautauquans have been hearing about the $33 million Amphitheater renovation project, the largest public works project ever proposed for the Institution. The Amp project is the centerpiece of Chautauqua’s six-year Promise Campaign.