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Godfather of the contemporary visual Jewish art movement Archie Rand finished his 613 paintings, one for every commandment, in 2008. But on November 10th, a new book called “The 613″ is being published allowing viewers to experience them all in one space for the very first time. You can read all about the project in […]

Israeli based Jewish Art Salon fellows, including Dorit Jordan Dotan, Ruth Schreiber, Ken Goldman, Judith Margolis, Yehudis Barmatz, and Gidon Levin, are participating in “Ima Iyla’a: the Art of Motherhood,” a bold, breakthrough art exhibit on the divine and earthly Mother taking part in the Jerusalem Biennale 2015. American Participating Artists include Joan Roth and […]

Time moves in circles, not only in lines. The Hebrew Circle Calendar offers a new old path for the Jewish year–new in its contemporary design. Download a sample of the month of Elul here. When we remember that every month is a full cycle of the moon, every year is a full cycle of the […]

Jewish Art Now founders Elke and Saul Sudin presented “Jewish Art Now: Unifying Efforts For A Global Community” at the Conney Conference on Jewish Art 2015. In this presentation, they describe their journey in the contemporary arts scene, claiming what they call a Diverse Unapologetic Identity as their approach to being Jewish and Artists. The […]

by Avishay Artsy, for the Jewish Journal Over the past week, two graffiti artists have been applying layers of bright orange and blue paint to an outdoor wall of the Silverlake Independent JCC. Hillel Smith, a native Angeleno, and Itamar Paloge, a Tel Aviv-based artist, met a year ago through their shared interest in street […]

It’s become a tradition: every year, a group of more than 40 Israeli artists comes together and creates a new haggadah. They follow only two rules: 1) Each artist creates only a single page 2) The artists must use the standard Haggadah text The result? A volume that entertains and surprises every time you turn […]

by Yehudis Barmatz Rami Ozeri has a background in economics and philosophy. We can use people like him in the arts. He is a dreamer, a planner and a networker. He has the advantage of providing a stage for a growing scene of Jewish artists who otherwise would remain in shelters and behind closed doors. […]

FOR NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM BIENNALE2015 – Open Call The Jerusalem Biennale will be held for the second time between September 24th and November 5th, 2015 in different locations around the city center of Jerusalem. The Jerusalem Biennale is dedicated to exploring the places in which the Contemporary Art world and the Jewish world of […]

Members of the Tribe, aka, M.o.T.s is now having a clearance sale on all their innovative and clever apparel. All T-shirts are now priced at $10 and they make excellent gifts. The Los Angeles-based company pledges that 10% of all proceeds are given to tzedakah in accordance with Jewish tradition. Choose from classics like “Did […]

Lacey Schwartz, National Outreach Director / New York Regional Director for Be’Chol Lashon, an organization committed to raising awareness of the global diversity of Judaism, has just released her film ‘Little White Lie‘ to broader theaters after many successful festival appearances. The documentary tells Lacey’s own story of growing up in a typical upper-middle-class Jewish […]


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