micacaeous wheat.impressed matzah tray
Micacaeous-Wheat Impressed Matzah Tray

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Golf Ball Omer Art

13 Apr

Counting of the Omer, (sometimes abbreviated as Sefira or the Omer) is a verbal counting of each of the forty-nine days between the Jewish holidays of Passover and Shavuot.

Omer-counters range from decorative boxes with an interior scroll that shows each day’s count through a small opening, to calendars depicting all seven weeks and 49 days of the Omer.

Studio Gruss in New York came up with a highly original counter.


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The Bronfman Haggadah, a revolutionary Haggadah for the 21st century, is a collaboration between the late Edgar M. Bronfman, world-renowned philanthropist and Jewish leader, and acclaimed artist, Jan Aronson. The app for the iPad and iPhone is the complete Bronfman Haggadah that can be used alone or as an additional learning tool alongside a traditional Haggadah, and costs $8.99. Users of the app can also purchase the printed version of the Bronfman Haggadah from Barnes and Noble using a quick link on the main page of the app. Download the app now via: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-bronfman-haggadah/


"Explosion 1960" (2011) by Yael Kanarek, Courtesy of Bitforms Gallery

“Explosion 1960″ (2011) by Yael Kanarek, Courtesy of Bitforms Gallery

We are now accepting applications for 2014-15 fellows to take part in LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture. We are looking for culture-makers from any creative field who are interested in studying ancient Jewish texts in an open-minded setting and seeking inspiration in these texts for their work. LABA Fellows create work for our LABAlive series and our online journal. Apply HERE. Deadline is 5/12/14.

The theme of LABA 2014-15 is TIME.

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‘Noah’ Film + Discussion w/ MoHo Park Slope + Jewish Art Now

Tuesday, April 8 at 6:40pm
Regal Cinemas
106 Court St. Brooklyn, NY

MoHo Park Slope & Jewish Art Now join forces to bring you the biblical movie event of 2014: Get in on what all the hippest Jews will be talking about at the Seder table this year. Aronofsky’s latest masterpiece, ‘Noah’, has already achieved rave reviews. Rotten Tomatoes’ consensus states: “With sweeping visuals grounded by strong performances in service of a timeless tale told on a human scale, Darren Aronofsky’s Noah brings the Bible epic into the 21st century.”

We’re seeing the film at Cobble Hill Cinema, (tickets just $8 on Tuesdays). Following the film we’ll head over to a local bar for a discussion of the themes of the film led by Saul Sudin, a talented Brooklyn-based filmmaker (Punk Jews, etc.) and a member of the Jewish Art Now collective. Read about him here: http://www.saulsudin.com/about/

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Noah Reflections: Art, Midrash, Effects


Take a Look Inside Darren Aronofsky’s Stunning NYC Noah Art Show


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ArtFest, Jewish Art Now, Isabella Freedman

June 29-July 3rd, 2014
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

Curated by Jewish Art Now

Celebrate and participate in the vibrant infusion of creativity and artistic engagement in a diverse, eco-conscious Jewish community. ArtFest offers a wildly diverse array of opportunities to learn about, create, and engage with the emerging universe of Jewish art and the art of Judaism — with over 15 presenters from all walks of art. Explore the presenters, sessions, and partners tabs to learn more.

***More Info & Register Now!***
Get $50 off with discount code: JEWISHARTNOW

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The work of Jewish artists offers a unique and fascinating entry into the changing nature of Jewish life in modern times. From Moritz Oppenheim, the nineteenth-century German-Jewish artist, to Adi Nes, the contemporary Israeli photographer, Jewish visual artists provide daring and unpredictable interpretations of the constant tension that exists in society between elements of tradition and the concerns and challenges of the modern world. Please join us for this special program.

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LABA Live! Recap

25 Mar

Last week, LABA: House of Study, had their second LABAlive event of performances and presentations of a select group of their program attendees.

Photo by Gili Getz

Photo by Gili Getz

ART: “The Four Mothers Who Entered Pardes,” by Siona Benjamin
Dancing by Bhavani Lee and music by Galeet Dardashit.


Also on display was THE FOUR MOTHERS WHO ENTERED THE PARDES by Siona Benjamin, a set of four cathedral-scale mixed media panels exploring the journey of the four matriachs as they enter the Pardes. Benjamin’s work is on display at the 14th Street Y through the end of March.

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Unique retreat brings together top young Jewish Artists from around the world

Tirtzah Bassel, Airport In Security (detail), 10′x44′, duct tape on wall, 2013

Tirtzah Bassel, Airport In Security (detail), 10′x44′, duct tape on wall, 2013

Garrison, New York, March 23, 2014 – Some 70 top young Jewish artists from around the world are gathering today in Garrison, NY for the second Asylum Arts International Jewish Artist Retreat. The unique networking and learning experience is intended to connect and empower Jewish artists around the world, ultimately to help cultivate an international community of Jewish artists.

The retreat is organized by Asylum Arts, a global network of Jewish artists that has recently launched and aims to engage more people with Jewish ideas, identity and community through the vibrant Jewish and Israeli cultural landscapes. Asylum Arts supports contemporary Jewish culture worldwide, bringing greater exposure to artists and cultural initiatives, providing opportunities for new projects and collaborations and elevating the level of excellence and artistic activity.

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