Siona Benjamin, Dory Bergman, Lenore Mizrachi-Cohen, Ronit Levin Delgado, Alan Falk, David Friedman, Goldie Gross, Eitan Gutenmacher, Noa Isaacson, Tine Kindermann, Carol Man, Richard McBee, Diane Reich, Hannah Rothbard, Cynthia Beth Rubin, Phyllis Ruffer, Julie Seidman, Joel Silverstein, David Strauss, Orli Swergold, Susan May Tell, Yona Verwer, David Wander.
Organized by David Wander and Yona Verwer, assisted by Jill Slater.
This exhibition is made possible by the generous support of CANVAS, a funding and field-building collaborative that seeks to encourage, support and promote a 21st- century Jewish cultural renaissance.
About the Stanton St Shul:
This synagogue is one of the few tenement shuls still left of the 700 congregations recorded in 1918 serving the Jews of the Lower East Side.The building survives today as a distinctive architectural, cultural and religious landmark of the Yiddish-speaking Eastern European Jewish community of New York City’s Lower East Side, the most famous immigrant district in a city renowned for its immigrant history.
The pictorial display of Mazalot, Jewish East European folk art renderings of signs of the zodiac, on the walls and ceilings of synagogues, were once prevalent throughout Lower East Side Shuls. These rare and precious zodiac paintings on Stanton’s walls represent an almost two thousand year old synagogue tradition that has endured since the Roman era.