Judaism & Art Discussion Group2019-04-25T12:06:33-04:00

Why a Judaism and Art Discussion Group?

To deeper our appreciation of our heritage and to connect with that heritage through art. Jewish identification can be nurtured through the study of the Torah, and for some it can be the excursion into Jewish art and Jewish artists. We explore the work of Jewish artists and how Judaism may or may not have infused and inspired their creativity.

We inaugurated the program at the 75th Anniversary observance of Kristallnacht “the Night of Broken Glass” in November, 2013. Saul Rosenstreich led a discussion based on a Yad Vashem exhibit illustrated by portraits painted in the concentration camps of interred Jews by Jewish artists, all who ultimately perished in the camps.

Judaism & Art Activities

Oculus: Eye on Art

This month’s Oculus column features a painting by Judith Weiner titled “Red Emergence,” a 20”x20” acrylic on canvas completed in 2018. The work is from the artist’s Neshamah Rising series. The concept “melds interior and [...]

August 2nd, 2020|0 Comments

Oculus: Eye on Art

This month’s Oculus column features Graham Diamond’s sculpture of Leonardo da Vinci, perhaps the most famous Renaissance man, who is often depicted in works by other artists. The sculptor’s interpretation captures da Vinci as [...]

June 29th, 2020|0 Comments

Oculus: Eye on Art

This month’s Oculus column features ´Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940), who benefitted from the patronage of Jewish avant-garde artists, theater impresarios, writers and philosophers who supported him throughout his life. As the image illustrates, Vuillard tended toward [...]

May 25th, 2020|0 Comments