The Artists’ Beit Midrash of Congregation Beth Sholom features a Shavuot Show, with work created by the 2014–15 A.B.M. participants. The exhibit will draw from study of 2 sources:
The Book of Ruth: Are Your People My People? Exploring Identity, Leadership, Justice, or who is sleeping on the Threshing Floor.
The Jew and the Other: Exploring the Book of Jonah. Thoughts on the nature of God, What it means to be part of the “Chosen People,” and, Human self-perception.
The ABM teachers:
Artist Harriet Finck, originally trained as an architect, is a collagist whose work has been focused on two related ideas: putting the pieces of broken things together and finding form within chaos. She regularly teaches in the C.B.S. Artists’ Beit Midrash.
Rabbi Gary Karlin has worked as a day school rabbi, a teacher of Bible and Rabbinic literature, and a research consultant. Currently, he is writing a curriculum on the book of Jonah for the Schechter Day School Network. He is also a doctoral candidate at the Davidson School of Education of JTS.
Participating artists: Roselyn Altman, Vivian Weinstein Brisman, Irving Fruchter, Libby Henik, Adrienne Isacoff, Carol Weinstein Karlin, Marian Kugelmass, Rochelle Rudnick, Debbie Schore, Myra Schulman, Karen Shapiro, Maxine Silverman
Each participant had the opportunity to react personally to the text, working in the medium of his or her choice, and contributing to a public exhibit.
Opening Reception, Tuesday, May 19, 7:30–8:45 p.m.
Installation remains open through Monday, May 25.
Congregation Beth Sholom, 354 Maitland Ave., Teaneck, NJ 07666
Information: Contact Carol Weinstein Karlin at email email@example.com.