Alicia Jo Rabins
Alicia Jo Rabins is a musician, composer, writer, ritualist, and Torah teacher. The New York Times calls her voice “gorgeous”; the San Francisco Chronicle calls her writing “a poetry page-turner, both sexy and humble.” She has released three albums with Girls in Trouble, her indie-folk song cycle about women in Torah; is the author of two books of poetry, Divinity School (2015 APR/Honickman First Book Prize) and Fruit Geode; and is currently at work on A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff, an independent film about the intersection of finance and spirituality, in collaboration with director Alicia J. Rose. Rabins has toured Central America and Kuwait playing fiddle music as a cultural ambassador for the US State Department and composes for film and TV. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, bassist Aaron Hartman, and their two children.
Artist Support Program 2020: Music and audio production for A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff, a mystical-musical feature film about the greatest financial fraud in human history, as seen through the eyes of an artist working on Wall Street.