Next Year in Uman

4 Apr

By SUDINmag |

Next Year in Uman: A Journey to the Ukraine

Photographs by Ahron D. Weiner
April 7 – August 16, 2011

Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art
Congregation Rodeph Shalom
615 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA

Opening reception:
April 7th, 6-8pm
Aritst’s Talk: 7pm

Gallery Hours
Mon-Thurs 10am-4pm
Fri 10am-2pm

Exhibition Organized by museum director Wendi Furman.

Next Year in Uman features 30 of the images Ahron Weiner shot over a six-year period in the central Ukraine. 25,000 Jews of every stripe travel to a small town to pray at the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov–a spiritual seer who died 200 years ago, but is still revered as the one true leader of a thriving Hassidic sect. This event–the largest Jewish pilgrimage to any point outside of Israel–can best be described as Mount Sinai meets Woodstock.

Images from this series can be viewed here.

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