Posts Tagged ‘Midwest US

Indian-American Jewish Painter Siona Benjamin just posted a time lapse of the tile floor she designed being installed at the Central Reform Congregation in St. Louis, Missouri. Benjamin had worked for a year on a painting that would be transferred to ceramic tile and installed. The fifteen foot in diameter artwork takes us through the […]

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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 […]

Explore The Sacred

14, Jan 2014

By: Menachem Wecker Originally published January 6th, 2014 for the Jewish Press Interfaith harmony, wherein religious lions sprawl peacefully alongside vulnerable lamblike colleagues, might be an appealing notion, but it doesn’t necessarily, or often, produce good fodder for an exhibit. It’s not difficult to curate an exhibit that celebrates different faiths and their collective tolerance, […]

By Aaron Rosen for Hadassah Magazine On a sodden late autumn evening, I tromp through the byzantine streets of Spitalfields in the East End of London. A couple of wrong turns and drenched trouser legs later I find myself at the humble entrance to Sandys Row Synagogue, the oldest Ashkenazic synagogue in London. Sandys Row […]

For many Jews, the arts can serve as a common denominator regardless of their degree of belief, cultural literacy, or religious affiliation. The UW-Madison Hillel at the Barbara Hochberg Center for Jewish Student Life, The Conney Project on Jewish Arts (an initiative of the Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin), The […]

Conney Conference on Jewish Arts DIASPORAS April 9–12, 2013 Mosse Weinstein Center For Jewish Studies University of Wisconsin–Madison View the conference schedule here.

In the tradition of innovative contemporary Jewish papercut arts, comes “The Papercut Haggadah” by Archie Granot. Commissioned by Sandra and Max Thurm, Archie Granot’s Papercut Haggadah was handcrafted using the Jewish folk art tradition of papercutting. The result is a series of 55 pages that employ intricate geometric and abstract shapes and calligraphic text to create an […]

Julian Voloj, Detroit Revisited, 5×7″, archival digital print. Jewish history is full of migration stories, from the Exodus of Egypt to the many diasporas that have spread Jewish people around the world. There is much documented on the large and more popular migrations, but the exhibition Silent Witnesses: Synagogues Transformed, Rebuilt or Abandoned currently on view at […]

By Elke Reva Sudin, Edited by Dena Schupper Divir and Devorah Crestone, Colorado, is an hour from nowhere and not even equipped with high-speed Internet access, but it’s where Shahna Lax has made her home for the last 23 years. She lives a life without television, though in another life she used to be a […]