About the Jewish Art Salon


Session at the Y.U. Museum, NYC. Sarah Lightman presenting at Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women.

Who The Jewish Art Salon Inc is a 501.c.3 nonprofit institution, and Jewish visual arts organization. Established in 2008 and based in New York City, the JAS has over 400 members and over 2,000 participants.  It is a global network of contemporary artists and art professionals.

Through its shows, events and collaborations in the US, Europe and Israel, JAS reached approximately 9,000 individuals in 2022 and over 40,000 since its inception. 

JAS provides important programs and resources, and develops lasting partnerships with the international art community and the general public. The Jewish Art Salon has organized over 60 events: art exhibitions, workshops and interactive events exploring contemporary Jewish themes, related to current issues, reflecting popular interests and broader societal memes. 

In the New York area it hosts occasional salon sessions with international artists and scholars.

Press and Publications   view here.

History  In 2008, Yona Verwer and Holly Wolf launched the Jewish Art Salon to create a forum for dialogue and shared experiences between artists and scholars.  Today, the Jewish Art Salon functions as a vital resource, authority and platform for the global art community and the general public. It is assisted by an international team of volunteers.

Partnerships  The Jewish Art Salon has partnered with:

Museums: Yeshiva University Museum, NYC; The Jewish Museum, NYC; Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod; Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC; HUC-Museum, NYC; Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art; Holocaust Memorial Center, Detroit; Derfner Museum, Riverdale.

NY Galleries: ACA Galleries, Flomenhaft Gallery, Anne Frank Center USA, Ernest Rubinstein Gallery, Central Booking Gallery, Hadas Gallery, Brooklyn Jewish Art Gallery.

Organizations: UJA-NY, Skirball Center of Adult Jewish Learning, CARAVAN Arts, JCC Manhattan, Jerusalem Biennale of Contemporary Jewish Art, Columbia / Barnard Kraft Center, COJECO, LABA, Y.U. Center for Israel Studies, Van Leer Institute, Art Kibbutz, RJeneration, JCC Hartford, Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Tribeca Synagogue for the Arts, B’chol Lashon, Charter Oak Cultural Center, USC Hillel, Aleph Institute, JCC Harlem, Kenissa, Jewish Artists Initiative.

Collaborate with us! Email for details how you can get involved.

Our Team here

Testimonials here

Support The Jewish Art Salon is grateful for the support of the Vector Artists Initiative, the Council of Jewish Emigre Community Organizations, and many individual supporters.

Internships & volunteer positions Responsibilities range from administration to web maintenance & social media, basic video-editing, research and programming assistance. Interested applicants email jewishartsalon [at] gmail.com

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Spring / Summer 2020: virtual art visits

“Spinoza: Marrano of Reason” exhibition opening at the Amstelkerk, Amsterdam, Netherlands


  1. Hi , I am a Jewish artist( ex South African living in Chicago ) and I would love to be a part of your group if possible . Many thanks , Ros

    1. Hi Roslyne, membership is closed until mid January, but feel free to apply after January 10, 2021. Application info: https://jewishartsalon.org/associates/ Thank you for your interest. Any further questions, please email jewishartsalon@gmail.com

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