Archive for the ‘Featured Artists’ Category

It is always an interesting experiment to go to Art Basel in Miami with the intent of discovering contemporary Jewish art.

By Lauren Katz for NPR What do you get when you combine a computer science background with Judaica? A 3-D printed kippah. Craig Kaplan, an associate professor in the Computer Graphics Lab at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, rarely leaves the house without his Panama hat in warmer weather. He wanted to design […]

BE! (הְוֵי) Installations, sculptures, and video work by Sara Erenthal. Curated by Marine Cornuet. Gallery hours: Thu-Friday 5-7pm, Sat 2-8pm, Sun 3-6pm Opening Reception: August 21, 2014, 6pm-9pm On View: August 21, 2014 – September 13, 2014 SoapBox Gallery 636 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY. More on

With its newest exhibition, Yael Bartana: Inferno (on view July 18 – October 19, 2014), the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage invites visitors to experience a provocative and powerful film that’s only been shown once before in the United States. Inferno is inspired by a Neo-Pentecostal church’s current efforts to rebuild The Temple of Solomon—the […]

Photo credit: Gili Getz “Mother Tongue” is a collection of fine jewelry in Hebrew, Yiddish and Aramaic created by artist Yael Kanarek during her fellowship at LABA House of Study at the 14Y. Kanarek created the works inspired by texts from the Bible, Zohar, Lea Goldberg, Celia Dropkin and her grandmother. The works are created […]

Artist profile by Yehudis Barmatz. Motta Brim: Born in Jerusalem, 1959. Lives and works in Beitar Illit. The life of a Hassidic man, family and community oriented, is quite domestic. Often this is overlooked by the world at large. But this introverted reflection and domesticity inspired Motta Brim’s new and original works in a recent […]

The Creative Soul Opens in Brooklyn By Sara Trappler-Spielman for the Wall Street Journal On a recent Thursday evening, a group of Hasidic women gathered for an unusual celebration. They sang traditional melodies and talked about attaining freedom through mystical teachings, all to the beat of African drums inside a gallery located in Crown Heights—far […]

Did you donate to the Samurai Jew fundraising campaign we posted about? Well they made the animation! It is fun and funny and good to see an animation like you would on TV but with hilarious and knowledgable Jewish characters.

Micacaeous-Wheat Impressed Matzah Tray

Golf Ball Omer Art

13, Apr 2014

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 […]