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Video: Graphic Jews – Sixty Paintings From The Bible by Archie Rand

“Sixty Paintings From The Bible” by Archie Rand is on view at the re-opened HUC Skirball Museum in Cincinnati. This zoom presentation relates to Rand’s series that is on display at the museum. Jewish Art Salon Fellow Archie Rand, who was named a 2020 Farash Fellow for the Advancement of Jewish Humanities and Culture, and […]

Video: Jerusalem Between Heaven & Earth

The virtual opening of the Jewish Art Salon’s exhibition JERUSALEM BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH at the Charter Oak Cultural Center, November 16, 2020. Guest curator Ori Z. Soltes in conversation with Charter Oak’s Execitive Director Donna Berman. This exhibit was produced by the Jewish Art Salon for the 3rd Jerusalem Biennale for Contemporary Jewish Art. […]

Charter Oak Cultural Center presents JERUSALEM BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH

The Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford, CT presents a virtual exhibit of the Jewish Art Salon’s JERUSALEM BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH Virtual Exhibit Opening: Monday November 16 at 6:30pm. With Special Guest Curator Ori Z. Soltes. ZOOM link for Virtual Exhibit Opening, Nov 16 This exhibit was assembled by Jewish Art Salon for the 3rd […]


JAS OPEN STUDIOS ZOOM PROGRAMS CONTINUE! Tuesday, November 17th 12 PM New York, 11 AM Chicago, 9 AM PT, 7 PM Jerusalem As we all continue to collectively experience dramatic shifts during this period of pandemic, the Jewish Art Salon again invites you to the next live session of our successful online series, OPEN STUDIOS, […]


JAS OPEN STUDIOS ZOOM PROGRAMS CONTINUE! Tuesday, October 20 12 PM New York, 11 AM Chicago, 9:00 AM PT, 7 PM Jerusalem Lengthy social isolation during this period of pandemic has resulted in dramatic, life altering shifts. Join us for the next session of Jewish Art Salon’s OPEN STUDIOS as we explore the current work […]

Creativity in an Uncertain Time

JAS OPEN STUDIOS ZOOM PROGRAMS RESUME! Tuesday, October 13 12 PM New York, 11 AM Chicago, 9:00 AM PT, 7 PM Jerusalem This time of social isolation has led to dramatic shifts in our lives. In this session of Jewish Art Salon’s OPEN STUDIOS, Creativity in an Uncertain Time, curated by Judith Joseph and Dorit […]

Happy Sukkot!

We wish you a happy Sukkot holiday, which runs this year from the evening of October 2nd to October 9th. “Sukkot” is Hebrew for “booths” or “huts,” referring to the commandment to live in a small, temporary hut for the duration of the festival. The structures are a reminder that the Jews lived in these […]

VIDEO: Between Two Worlds – Shir HaShirim and The Dybbuk + Prayers of a Kohenet

Based on Alan Falk’s current solo show Between Two Worlds: Shir HaShirim and The Dybbuk explores the romantic and magical aspects of love and the search for the sublime, and comprises of his artworks based on The Song of Songs (Shir HaShirim)  and on Sholom Ansky’s celebrated Yiddish drama, The Dybbuk. Prayers of a Kohenet (Hebrew Priestess) features a […]

Skirbal Museum Lectures around Archie Rand’s Bible Series

SEX, VIOLENCE, AND FAMILY DRAMA IN THE HEBREW BIBLE A series of free lectures about Archie Rand’s series “Sixty Paintings From The Bible”, will be streamed from The Skirball Museum. Dates: September 23 – October 28, 2020 Against the virtual background of the Skirball Museum’s current exhibition, Archie Rand: Sixty Paintings from the Bible, explore how […]

VIDEO: Lenore Mizrachi-Cohen & Hillel Smith

ART IN THE TIME OF CORONA – Lenore Mizrachi-Cohen RETHINKING JUDAICA WITH NEW MEDIA – Hillel Smith Jerusalem-based artist LENORE MIZRACHI-COHEN is a conceptual artist from NYC, who recently relocated to Israel. In Art in the Time of Corona she gives a taste of what the artistic landscape in Jerusalem was like before and during […]

VIDEO: Susan May Tell Photographs and Debra Olin Fiber Art

New York based artist SUSAN MAY TELL shows Photographs of Space, Silence and Solitude. These are photographs of personal projects, museum exhibitions and work commissioned by pre-eminent publications, in the United States, Middle East and Europe: the women fighters of the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front, Iran-Iraq war, NBA Finals, actors, politicians, and more. Massachusetts artist […]

Shana Tova!

Wishing you all a safe, healthy and sweet new year. Rosh Hashanah starts Friday night the 18th of September / 1st of Tishrei. Customs include blowing the shofar, attending synagogue services, festive meals and eating symbolic foods such as apples dipped in honey. From left to right: Tobi Kahn – “Tokah II”, Rosh Hashanah Apple […]


Curators Judith Cardozo and Dr. Susan Nashman Fraiman present NOT IN HEAVEN: ARTISTS AS PARTNERS IN CREATION. Moderated by Ally Pockrass. View video here: The exhibition “Not in Heaven” (part of the Jerusalem Biennale 2019) was a response of designers and artists to a dramatic story from the Talmud. The presentation includes individual items from the […]

Video: A Tradition of Embellishments

A TRADITION OF EMBELLISHMENT: EXPLORING THE AESTHETICS OF JEWISH ARTS was presented by artists Cynthia Beth Rubin and Chana Elias. Now on view at YouTube Is there an identifiable Jewish sensibility or aesthetic, a Jewish way of thinking, that finds its genesis in a theological tradition of embellishing texts, ritual objects, religious music, and poetry as […]

Call for Art: Genesis

Genesis; The Beginning of Creativity An invitation to artists of all beliefs and philosophies. Visual Artists of all beliefs and philosophies are invited to respond to the Creation narratives in the Book of Genesis, Chapters 1-4, John 1-3, and relevant surahs of the Quran, as well as any additional and pertinent commentaries. This exhibition is intended for artists who wish to engage with these texts emotionally, intellectually and aesthetically, as well as creating an inclusive conversation promoting creativity and diversity of imagination. […]

Call for online Speakers at the Paris Art Week

The 2020 Jada Paris Art Fair and Artist-in-Residence Program seeks speakers for JadaTalks, live-streamed speaker panels, co-sponsored by the Jewish Art Salon. Format: 30-45 minute online speaker panels. 2-3 Speakers per topic with a moderator. Dates: October 22nd Opening Reception from 6 PM – 9 PM (UTC), or 2PM – 5PM ESTOctober 23st Friday 2 PM […]

Cynthia Beth Rubin and Leah Caroline present in Virtual “Coffee Break & Culture”

The Hoos Family Art Gallery of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven, CT, is featuring two Jewish Art Salon members during September in their online series “Coffee Break & Culture.” During these brief 30 minute sessions, artists present highlights of their practice in a condensed format, followed by open questions and discussion.  Free Registration: […]

Call to Boston Area Artists & Creatives

CJP and JArts are proud to announce the new Community Creative Fellowship, a unique opportunity for two Boston-area artists to share and learn with their community from November 2020 – June 2021. Fellowship stipend is $20,000. They seek two artists who are eager to share their craft, process, and Jewish story with many communities, and create […]

Elul Artists’ Beit Midrash: Teshuvah as Metamorphosis

Experience the popular, long-running Chicago-based Artists’ Beit Midrash, now on zoom. Join JAS member Judith Joseph and scholar Jane Shapiro for four zoom sessions on Tuesday evenings: 7- 8:30 pm CST. Dates: Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 8, 15. Each session will include study of a variety of texts, both from Jewish wisdom and poetry, as […]

Call for Art: Creativity in an Uncertain Time

Jewish Art Salon artist members are invited to submit work for consideration as featured artists. Deadline Sept. 13th, 2020. This time of social isolation has led to unforeseen insights. What was familiar to us, what we knew and planned to do, has changed. It is time to gather new thoughts; a renewal. In our lead-up […]

Modern Jewish Narratives Video

View the video here: Archie Rand, Richard McBee & Joel Silverstein presented “Modern Jewish Narratives”, a Zoom presentation of their Jewish Art Salon exhibition, followed by a discussion with the viewers. Featured were their contemporary interpretations of the Book of Ezekiel and the Book of Esther. The event was moderated by Yona Verwer. Video editing […]

CAA Annual Conference, NYC: Call for Papers re Anti-Semitism in Contemporary Art

There has long been an underlying current of anti-Semitism in modern and contemporary art.  Artworks by Anish Kapoor and Jaume Plensa have been vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti. Most recently, Banksy’s work showing two Hassidic men kissing, was painted on the Wailing Wall, a segment of the walls surrounding the area of the Temple Mount (Har […]

Tisha B’Av and the Cancel Culture

To Confront Cancel Culture on Left and Right, Take a Page from the Talmud (Tisha Be’av 5780) by Andrés Spokoiny, President & CEO, Jewish Funders Network  Excerpts: … Horrified by the intolerance that had brought about the destruction of the Temple, the rabbis then set out to rebuild Judaism on a different foundation: a culture […]

Susan Schwalb at The Courtauld

The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, recently acquired 8 drawings by Susan Schwalb, spanning more than 30 years of her career. This was facilitated by her London dealer Patrick Heide Contemporary Art. The Courtauld is the world’s leading centre for the study of the history and conservation of art and architecture. Susan Schwalb is one […]

As We Are – Reflections During Lock Down – JewThink

“As We Are – Reflections During Lockdown” features the artworks of Sarah Lightman (JAS member), Laura Jacobs, Emily Steinberg, and Davida Pines. It is the first online exhibit on JewThink , the new not for profit service to allow diverse Jewish voices to be heard in Britain.  As We Are – Reflections During Lock Down – […]

Game of Life Video Art Screening

Aimee Rubensteen presents the Game of Life video art screening she curated for the Animal Crossing Artificial Intelligence workshop on Thursday, July 23, 2020. GAME OF LIFE is examining digital identities, simulated environments, and how the Internet plays a role in our understanding of communication, belonging, and racial politics. We are looking at the complexity of […]

Hadassah-Brandeis Call for Proposals

Haddassah-Brandeis Institute 2021 HBI Artist Program Call for Proposals As we experience the ongoing social changes resulting from Covid-19, HBI recognizes that engaging with art is more important than ever.  Artists are responding to the crisis in innovative ways, prompting us to acknowledge and embrace this new virtual reality.  Accordingly, the 2021 HBI Artist Program […]

Chutzpah as Art Practice

July 12, 1:00-2:00pm (EDT) / 20:00-21:00 Israel time, 10:00-11:00 PDT on Zoom Shoshana Gugenheim Kedem presents “Chutzpah as Art Practice”. Through the lens of Jewish identity and indigeneity, feminism and re-insertion, Shoshana Gugenheim Kedem will share from select social practice works created between 2016 and 2020 during the tenure of her MFA studies in Art and […]

Book Discussion Matthew Baigell’s JEWISH IDENTITY IN AMERICAN ART

The Hampton Synagogue Rabbi Marc Schreier Community Center will feature an evening around Matthew Baigell’s recently published book JEWISH IDENTITY IN AMERICAN ART: A GOLDEN AGE SINCE THE 1970’S. At this 24th Annual Author Discussion Series Baigell will be represented by JAS artist members Richard McBee and Joel Silverstein. Thursday, July 2, 7:30pm Glenn Dorskind, Chair […]

Call for Art and Articles for Niv Magazine

Niv — a new contemporary Jewish Canadian magazine — is now accepting submissions. While the primary focus of our news/reporting divisions will be from a Canadian perspective, they accept submissions from all around the world. Niv will be launched on September 18, just in time for the Jewish New Year. With the new year comes […]

Hineni & Eineni + Bright Moon – Dark Coffee

July 5, 1:00-2:00pm (EDT) / 20:00-21:00 Israel time, 10:00-11:00 PDT on Zoom Billha Zussman presents “HINENI & EINENI: Sieving and being sieved; images from my bible notebook”. Zussman’s bible notebook, a patchwork of household kitchen symbols and objects, explores “Why aren’t Billha and Zilpah counted as Jewish matriarchs?”  Yehudis Barmatz-Harris and Elinora Schwartz present “Bright Moon – Dark Coffee: Exhibition […]

Akhnai Pizza – Graphic Novel by Ben Schachter

Artist Ben Schachter, Advisor to the Jewish Art Salon, is taking a slice of the Talmud and seasoning it anew in his upcoming graphic novel, Akhnai Pizza, a reimagining of the dispute between Rabbi Eliezer and the sages. What Can Graphic Novels do for Jewish Literacy? With Your Help, a LOT! Schachter, a conceptual artist, […]

The Liberation of G-d: Helène Aylon’s Jewish Feminist Art – by David Sperber

Thursday, July 2 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM EDT; 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM Israel time The Hartman Institute features ALL TOGETHER NOW, with four weeks of scholars, teachers and experts from the Shalom Hartman Institute leading hundreds of sessions focused on the emerging challenges to a vibrant Jewish community. These are free of charge and are open to […]

Call For Art & Articles for publication JADA Art Journal

JADA Art Journal welcomes submissions worldwide, of art, and articles in any language, from artists and authors at every career stage, potentially. All authors and artists will be invited to present at the Art Summit of Jada Miami Art Fair (Sponsored by the Jewish Art Salon) at Miami Art Week, in December of 2020! The […]

Jews Outside The Margins

June 28, 1:00-2:00pm (EDT) / 20:00-21:00 Israel time, 10:00-11:00 PDT on Zoom Ezra Rose and Amy Rubin will present Jews Outside The Margins. An exploration of how people in the literal and figurative far reaches of Judaism make sense of themselves and find ways to connect to their Jewishness. This event is organized by the […]

Jada Paris Art Fair and Artist-in-Residence Program

The Jewish Art Salon is proud to sponsor the 2020 Jada Paris Art Fair and Artist-in-Residence Program! All participating Jewish Art Salon members will receive a 25% discount to join this major event during Paris Art Week (October 19th – 30th, 2020). JADA represents a murmuring artistic voice, as it rises to challenge the hegemony […]

Anna Sokolow’s Rooms

Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble Premieres Rooms2020, a Virtual Performance Video of Anna Sokolow’s ROOMS Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 7pm “Art is a mirror.” If life imitates art far more than art imitates life, then Anna Sokolow was distinctly ahead of her time. Rooms, Sokolow’s 1955 masterpiece, examined the psychic isolation and unfulfilled desires of characters […]

i am. an immigrant / We Have Always Been Sanctified

Sunday June 21, 1pm EST, 20:00 Israel time, 10am PST DORIT JORDAN DOTAN presents “i am. an immigrant”, a visit of her intercontinental curatorial project in Berlin.  Demographic changes affect global and local politics, economies, urban affairs and day-to-day life. For some of those who were lucky to be born in a stable, strong, democratic […]

Mark Podwal’s Books

In the Woodcuts publication Podwal took images of the woodcuts from the Sefer Minhagim, published in 1593 in Venice, and added contemporary items such as a microwave, hair blower, etc. to look as if they were part of the original illustration. In the book, to be published in spring 2021 by Hebrew Union Collage Press, […]

The 2020 Global Quarantine and the Rise of Digi-Romanticism

Sunday June 14, 1pm EST, 20:00 Israel time, 10am PST Jonatas & Dana Blickensderfer, Founders of JADA present The 2020 Global Quarantine and the Rise of Digi-Romanticism An illustrated discussion on the manifold reactions to the search for meaning and deeper content in daily life during confinement, which deprived all of the constant multi-sensorial stimulation […]

Congratulations Goldie Gross

Congratulations to our steering committee member Goldie Gross who graduated Baruch College in NYC with a Bachelors Degree in Art and Business. The Baruch Committee on Undergraduate Honors awarded her the Kanner Prize  for an outstanding honors thesis on the Communist Yiddish periodical Der Hammer. She presented the thesis earlier this year at the Conference of the College Art Association. […]

From There to Here / Visualizing Shabbat

June 7, 1:00-2:00pm (EDT) / 20:00-21:00 Israel time, 10:00-11:00 PDT on Zoom. Two half-hour sessions: Visualizing Shabbat, by Fiber Artists Ruth Simon McRae and Laurie Wohl. Ruth Simon McRae will show her Tifferet series of handmade tallit, discussing the inspiration/meaning and textile processes employed in each.  Laurie Wohl’s current work – The Shabbat Project – […]

Between Two Worlds by Alan Falk, and Prayers of a Kohenet by Bekah Starr

May 31, 1:00-2:00pm (EDT) / 20:00-21:00 Israel time, 10:00-11:00 PDT on Zoom. Based on Alan Falk’s current solo show Between Two Worlds: Shir HaShirim and The Dybbuk explores the romantic and magical aspects of love and the search for the sublime, and comprises of his artworks based on The Song of Songs (Shir HaShirim)  and […]

Yona Verwer joins JADA Art Advisory Team

Jewish Art Salon’s co-founder and director Yona Verwer has joined the JADA Art team as Advisor. JADA and JAS collaborated last year on the JADA Art Fair at Miami Art Week, and this year on the Sunday Zoom art sessions. This Fall the two organizations are planning more exciting initiatives together. View the JADA Advisory […]

Otherness and Hiding. Jewish Life in Nazi Germany

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 5:00-6:00pm EST REGISTER HERE in advance for this event Otherness and Hiding. Jewish Life in Nazi Germany, with Celebration of the Competition Winners The University of Richmond Museums and the Fritz Ascher Society present Otherness and Hiding: Jewish Life in Nazi Germany, celebrating the closing of the exhibition Fritz Ascher: Expressionist, on view […]

Susan May Tell Photographs & Every Protection.

Sunday May 24, 1pm EST, 20:00 Israel time, 10am PST New York based artist SUSAN MAY TELL will show Photographs of Space, Silence and Solitude. These are photographs of personal projects, museum exhibitions and work commissioned by pre-eminent publications, in the United States, Middle East and Europe: the women fighters of the Eritrean People’s Liberation […]

Author A.J. Sidransky in Conversation with Julian Voloj

The Jewish Art Salon is proud to co-sponsor a conversation with Be’chol Lashon’s Julian Voloj, who is also a Jewish Art Salon Fellow, with author A.J. Sidransky, who will discuss his new novel “The Interpreter.” This first installment of his new “Justice” series examines among other topics the question of Jewish identity and who defines […]

2020 Online by the Jerusalem Biennale

The Jerusalem Biennale presents 2020 ONLINE! In this series of online talks, Ram Ozeri, the Biennale’s Founder and Director, met with 10 artists and curators from around the world to talk about the current situation and how it effects contemporary art. Three of the artists are members of the Jewish Art Salon. View their videos […]

Art in the Time of Corona & Rethinking Judaica with new media.

May 17, 1:00-2:00pm (EDT) / 20:00-21:00 Israel time, 10:00-11:00 PDT on Zoom. Jerusalem-based artist LENORE MIZRACHI-COHEN is a conceptual artist from NYC, who recently relocated to Israel. In Art in the Time of Corona she will give a taste of what the artistic landscape in Jerusalem was like before and during the lockdown period, and […]

Happy Lag B’Omer

What is Lag B’Omer? This holiday takes place on the 33rd day of the Omer, the 49-day period between Passover and Shavuot. A break from the semi-mourning of the Omer, the holiday includes holding Jewish weddings (it is the one day during the Omer when Jewish law permits them), lighting bonfires and getting haircuts. This year the holiday starts Monday night May 11th. […]

Curating Community Through the Arts

NEW Doctor of Ministry (DMin) Track for Clergy of All Faiths Curating Community Through the Arts Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC The arts generate and sustain communities. By studying and supporting the arts, faith leaders can discover new ways to bring people together, both in church and beyond. Explore the role of art, architecture, literature, […]

Ori Z. Soltes’ Ontogeny of Light

Jewish Art Salon Advisor Ori Z. Soltes has a new publication out: Ontogeny of Light ~ Apples, Suns, Mirrors, Electricities – Limitless Light, Oscillating Silences, Immersive Realms: The Art of Alex Shalom Kohav The artist, philosopher, poet, mystic, and, most fundamentally, creative thinker, Alex Shalom Kohav has produced an extraordinary and varied body of visual work […]

Sefaria call for Torah art images

Sefaria: A Living Library of Jewish Texts, wants to feature artists on their Instagram. If you create art inspired by Torah, you are invited to submit a piece to share with the corresponding text. Please note that not all submissions will be featured. If they choose to feature your art, they will contact you to […]

A Tradition of Embellishment: Exploring the Aesthetics of Jewish Arts

Join us for the second session in the virtual program series. May 3rd, 2020, 10:30am-12:00pm EDT; 17:30-19:00 Israel time. Facilitators: Cynthia Beth Rubin and Chana Wiesenthal Elias 10:30-11:30 Presentations 11:30-12:00 Open discussion with audience Is there an identifiable Jewish sensibility or aesthetic, a Jewish way of thinking, that finds its genesis in a theological tradition […]

Seeking sound, literary, and performing artists

We are seeking 2 sound, literary, and performing artists to contribute to our upcoming Virtual Jewish Art Salon / Art Kibbutz  session, at 10:30 EDT Sunday, May 3  (5:30 pm Israel, 7:30 am PDT).  We will consider additional visual artists, however the priority is on other forms.   Sound, literary, and performing artistsPotential contributors should write to […]

Shloshim Helene Aylon

Founding Member of the Jewish Art Salon, Helene Aylon, has departed from this world. A virtual shloshim will be held Sunday May 3, 12:30pm EDT.

Not in Heaven: Artists as Partners in Creation

Join us for the third session in virtual programs. May 10, 1:00-2:00pm EDT; 20:00-21:00 Israel time Not in Heaven: Artists as Partners in Creation By Curators Judith Cardozo and Dr. Susan Nashman Fraiman The exhibition “Not in Heaven” (part of the Jerusalem Biennale 2019) was a response of designers and artists to a dramatic story […]

May Schedule of Virtual Programs

Join us online for Sunday art events!

Yom HaShoah 2020

Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom HaShoah, is observed on the 27th of Nissan as a day of commemoration for the six million Jews who died as a result of the actions carried out by the Nazis. Every year communities around the world uphold the memory of victims of the Holocaust through Unto Every Person There Is a Name, […]

Virtual: Modern Jewish Narratives

We are kicking off our weekly virtual program series on April 19th, 2020, 1:00-2:00pm (EDT) with a presentation by three of our members: Archie Rand, Richard McBee & Joel Silverstein present Modern Jewish Narratives, a Powerpoint of their Jewish Art Salon exhibition, followed by a discussion with the viewers. JAS members and alumni will be […]

Virtual Programs Spring 2020

During these uncertain times we are here for you, and are working to create opportunities for you to come together; to connect our artists and art professionals with virtual presentations, critiques, performances, studio visits and workshops. As part of a Jewish Art Salon and JADA collaboration we are facilitating Sunday afternoon programs starting on April 19th, 2020. […]

JAS Artists Beit Midrash

The Jewish Art Salon presents an Artists Beit Midrash. Update March 18, 2020: sessions will be continued online, including virtual studio visits. The theme: Pardes: Encountering the Divine “Four entered the Divine Orchard; one died, one went mad, one lost his faith and one emerged unscathed.”Pardes is the Talmudic story (Chagigah 14b) of the search […]

Ori Soltes' Talk "Symbols of Faith" ONLINE at the 92 St Y

Symbols of Faith: Art in the Jewish, Christian and Muslim Traditions Ori Z. Soltes will give a lavishly illustrated talk exploring how symbols—numbers, colors, geometric forms, gestures, and figures—are used in convergent and divergent ways in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim visual art; how so many of them derive from earlier imagery in pagan antiquity; and […]

Ben Schachter Wins Emma Lazarus Art Award

Artist Ben Schachter will receive the Emma Lazarus Award for his billboard submission to Combat Anti-Semitism. The award ceremony is on March 15th.  Info here: Emma Lazarus was a Sephardic Jewish activist in 19th Century America who advocated for a Jewish homeland and for persecuted Jews seeking refuge from anti-Semitism in Europe. She is best known […]

Kenissa and CAJM

The Jewish Art Salon attended the Council of American Jewish Museums Conference in Dallas TX last week. This week we will participate in the 2020 National Kenissa Consultation at the Isabella Freedman Center. In both cases our representative is artist / curator / Jewish Art Salon Founding member Richard McBee. At annual Consultations every March, Kenissa convenes […]

Call for Images by JAS Members

In order to give our members more exposure throughout the year we plan to feature more members’ work on our website and social media. FOR J.A.S. MEMBERS ONLY Each week before Shabbat we plan to feature an image with a brief description. If your art is related to a certain parsha / Torah portion, write that […]

Call for Art: Exhibit on Jewish Identity, Washington DC

Third party call for art. Application for artists to submit for inclusion in a visual arts exhibition considering the issue of Jewish Authenticity and Identity. Venue: Adas Israel Congregation in the Cleveland Park neighborhood of Washington D.C Submission deadline: March 25, 2020.  What makes a work of art Jewish? What makes an artist Jewish? Any […]

2020 Anolic Family Awards for Jewish students and artists

There is no fee to apply for the awards. BERTHA ANOLIC VISUAL ARTS ISRAEL TRAVEL AWARD, $2,000: The sum of $2,000 will be awarded to one Jewish college or graduate student who has a particular interest in the visual arts and in Israel, to explore and develop their artistic interest through an independent study trip to […]


The Syracuse University Press will be publishing Jewish Identity in American Art: A Golden Age since the 1970s  by Jewish Art Salon Founding Member and Advisor Matthew Baigell this spring. An exploration for the first-time in book form of Jewish-themed works by the generation of artists born between 1930 and 1960. “This important book deals in-depth with a previously […]

i am. an immigrant. Exhibition in Berlin

Demographic changes affect global and local politics, economies, urban affairs and day to day life. For some of those who were lucky to be born in a stable, strong, democratic country, it is hard to accept those changes. It creates fear of job loss and the changing of familiar local culture.  Immigrants or refugees face changes […]

Paid Internships at Museum of Jewish Heritage, NYC

The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, located in New York City, is now accepting applications for the Fall 2020 Holocaust Educator Internship. Eligibility: undergraduate and graduate students looking for paid internship opportunities. For details and a link to the application form, please click here.  The application deadline is April 6, 2020. Who […]

JADA Art Fair Highlights

Highlights video of  the successful Miami Art Week Exhibit. The Jewish Art Salon was a co-sponsor of the JADA Art Fair, where 6 of our artists exhibited in December, 2019. The exhibition, organized by Jonatas Chimen and Dana Blickensderfer, focused on Judaism and immigration, exile, the Sephardic experience, the Jewish Diaspora, the Spanish Inquisition, Redemption, and […]


Our Salon Sessions are great opportunities to meet artists, curators and other art professionals, and to strengthen our Jewish arts community. Photos here of the January 19 session at Tobi Kahn’s studio. When: Sunday March 8, 2020, 2-4 pm Only one seat left as of March 1st. Jewish Art Salon members: Tickets HERE.  Art historians, curators, and JAS student […]

Bill Aron’s “The Indestructible Spirit”

January 27th, International Holocaust Memorial Day, marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.  The Holocaust threatened the fabric of civilization, and genocide must still be resisted every day. Our world often feels fragile and vulnerable and we cannot be complacent. Anti-Semitism must be challenged by us all. In 2004, […]


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS This is by a third party, not the Jewish Art Salon itself. PROTOCOLS invites writerly and artistic submissions for its Issue #7: SIX + GENDERS. Guest Editors:Ariel Goldberg, Roey Victoria Heifetz, Hannah Tzuberi The theme for Issue #7 alludes to the six gender/sex categories defined in the Talmud: zachar, n’keva, androginus, saris, aylonit, […]

NYC Salon Session January 19

Our Salon Sessions are great opportunities to meet artists, curators and other art professionals, and to strengthen our Jewish arts community. The January 19 session at Tobi Kahn’s was attended by a diverse membership of artists and curators. Photos by Richard McBee, Susan Schwalb, and Yona Verwer When: Sunday January 19, 2020, 2-4 pm Where: The […]

Happy Chanukah!

Holiday art by some of our members. Click on the images to enlarge Mark Podwal, “Hanukkah Lamp with Bisons”. In this drawing of a Hanukkah menorah, bisons replace the traditional lions since numerous bisons freely roam the Białowieża Forest, 39 miles southeast of Białystok. Many Polish companies include bisons in their logos. From the series […]

FEAST: Semipermeable Membrane

From Aimee Rubensteen, curator and Jewish Art Salon member: I’m excited to invite you to a dinner performance in Brooklyn to celebrate the launch of PROTOCOLS upcoming Issue #6: TONGUES. I hope you can join us! Below is an invitation with more information. The event is on January 7th at 7 PM in Brooklyn.  Please note that tickets are […]

Haaretz Article on JADA Art Fair

At Art Basel in Miami, a Tale of Jewish Immigration and Redemption The Jewish contribution to the famous art fair this month showcased just how diverse the community is. Haaretz, December 12, 2019. By Danielle Ziri Haaretz featured an in-depth article on the JADA Art Fair, which the Jewish Art Salon co-sponsored. Six JAS artists […]

Rand/McBee/Silverstein; Modern Jewish Narratives

Rabbi Ario S. and Tess Hyams Judaica Museum and the Jewish Art Salon are presenting the following exhibition in honor of the Museum’s 50th Anniversary: Rand/McBee/Silverstein; Modern Jewish Narratives Temple Beth Sholom  401 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights NY, 11577 Exhibition Dates: December 13, 2019 – February 28, 2020 Opening Friday, Dec 13, 7:30-9:30 PM. Viewing hours: […]

The JAS at the Association of Jewish Studies Conference

The Jewish Art Salon will present at the Annual Conference of the Association of Jewish Studies in San Diego, CA. The conference takes place December 15-17, 2019. Our panel is a great opportunity to introduce the Jewish academic community to contemporary Jewish Art. Contemporary Jewish Art Organizations: A New Dynamic Tuesday December 17, 3:15 – […]

Call for Proposals for Theopoetics Conference

March 20-22, 2020 at the Chicago Theological Seminary. A gathering for those whose interests live at — or near — the intersection of justice-seeking religious reflection with spirituality, imagination, the arts, and embodiment.  The interplay of these areas with one another has come to be named as theopoetics, the focus of the event. We hope […]

JADA Art Fair at Miami Art Week

The Jewish Art Salon is proudly participating in Miami Art Week’s JADA Art Fair & Artist-in-Residence Program. Organized by our member Jonatas Chimen and by Dana Blickensderfer, this program has two components:  Art residency, Dec. 1-5, 2019. Art exhibition with programming, Dec. 6-8, 2019. The exhibition focuses on Judaism and immigration, exile, the Sephardic experience, the Jewish […]

Meet Susan Schwalb

Every week we will introduce a person who makes a difference in the Jewish Art Salon. We start off with one of our most accomplished artists, Susan Schwalb, who is an advisor on our Steering Committee. Susan is one of the foremost figures in the revival of the ancient technique of silverpoint drawing in America. She has […]

The JAS at the Kenissa conference

The Jewish Art Salon will participate, and Richard McBee and Joel Silverstein will present at Kenissa’s National Cross-Training that will take place December 8-10, 2019 at the Pearlstone Jewish Retreat Center in Reisterstown, MD.  The conference is a gathering of individuals who are creating new communities of meaning around the country. At the upcoming Cross-Training […]

Jewish Art Residency + Exhibit at Miami Art Basel Week

​The Jewish Art Salon is proudly participating in Miami’s Art Week’s Art Fair & Artist-in-Residence Program. Organized by a new creative group, JADA, founded by our member Jonatas Chimen and Dana Blickensderfer, this is a great opportunity to expose your work to a wider audience. The program includes an art residency and exhibition, December 1-8, […]

Call for Art – Solo or group exhibit on Long Island

A Jewish community place on Long Island, NY, has an exhibition slots open for Summer and Fall 2020. This is available for Jewish Art Salon members only. They have a 120 feet long  gallery wall, and the front lobby features several wall showcases for objects. The gallery can also accommodate sculptures. See images below. The […]

Call For Papers: Circus, Judaism, and Sacred Literature

This proposal envisions an exciting addition to the canon of biblical interpretation and circus studies. It will address questions of circus and religion, primarily but not exclusively related to Judaism. The focus will be on historical and social lenses, as well as a deep discussion of circus as a means of studying sacred text. Humans […]

Mark Podwal’s Hebrew Melodies Book Launch

Mark Podwal has two NYC book signings in November. Illustrated by the artist, Hebrew Melodies is a volume of poetry by Heinrich Heine, one of the most important German poets of the nineteenth century.  The book launch and signing at the Jewish Museum takes place November 12 at 6 pm to 7:30 pm. Podwal will be joined by poet […]

Call for Art – Exhibition in Berlin

The triangle between cultural conquest, assimilation and integration, curated by Jewish Art Salon member Dorit Jordan Dotan. Venue: Institut für Alles Mögliche Studio/Storefront Gallery in Berlin, Germany. Eligibility: USA and EU Artists are invited to submit work – existing or conceptual – for a group exhibition in Berlin. Deadline: November 15, 2019. Application info here. Curator’s […]

Shalom Bienvenidos 2019

The Jewish Art Salon partners with Omanut: Jewish Uptown Arts to present Shalom Bienvenidos.This one-day event on November 10 in NYC explores the Jewish experience in Spanish-speaking lands with a day long event of film, speakers, music, and culinary experiences. Jewish communities have flourished in Spain, South and Central America, and elsewhere throughout the Spanish-speaking […]

CALL FOR ART – Eshet Chayil

Jack H. Skirball Campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles (HUC-JIR,LA) has engaged artists in a multitude of ways, including turning the central floor prayer and education area, Mercaz, into a unified exhibition space. The works on display in the Mercaz are on view for one year. This timing allows the college […]

Jerusalem Biennale 2019

The Jerusalem Biennale 2019 presents: For Heaven’s Sake! October 10 – November 28 14 Jewish Art Salon members are participating in various exhibitions: Confrontation – Conversation: Mirta Kupferminc Hebrew Suffragists: Andi Arnovitz, Nurit Jacobs-Yinon I’m Not: Andi Arnovitz Jewish Street Art Festival: Lenore Mizrachi-Cohen, Hillel Smith, Yitzchok Moully Living Under Water: Andi Arnovitz, Ken Goldman […]

Founding Member Laura Kruger in the News

The Avant-Garde Artists She Hangs on the Walls Laura Kruger and the museum she created for Hebrew Union College in Greenwich Village Kruger is a Founding Member of the Jewish Art Salon, and many of our artists have shown in her HUC – Bernard Heller Museum in New York over the years.  Lilith Magazine’s Summer […]

Call for NY Artists: Utopia

Art exhibition UTOPIA – Visions and Traditions Eligibility: New York-based artists working in two and three dimensional media. Venue: Stanton St. Shul Gallery, New York Submission Deadline: November 25th, 2019. Exhibition dates: Thursday, December 12 – Tuesday, January 21 Artwork must be hand delivered to the Stanton Street Shul on Sunday, December 8th from 11am-2 pm. […]

Joel Silverstein’s “Creation: The Ginzberg Variations”

Joel Silverstein will be exhibiting at BWAC, the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition. His new works feature 33 canvasses based on the first seven days of Creation, based on Louis Ginzberg’s book “The Legends of the Jews” first published 1909.  The exhibition “Fall In/Fall Out” takes place at 481 Van Brunt Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn NY, 11231. […]

Sticks, Stones, and the Power of Words

In conjunction with the exhibition On The Consequences of Hate Speech III a Roundtable will take place on September 11, 7:30 pm. Participants: Exhibition curators / artists Nancy Current and Robin Atlas; President of Pittsburgh Interfaith Evolution Marnie Fineberg; Rev. Ben McBride Co-director, PICO California, and muslim leader Nyla Ibrahim. PJJC, 800 Foster City Blvd, […]

On The Consequences of Hate Speech III

The Peninsula Jewish Community Center and the Jewish Art Salon present: On The Consequences of Hate Speech III, an exhibition curated by Robin Atlas and Nancy Current. September 11, 2019: 6:30 pm Opening reception and gallery tour. 7:30 pm Panel discussion. Info here. Exhibition Dates: September 11 to November 24, 2019. Monday – Thursday 9 […]

Spinoza in Beeld Vertaald

Art exhibition curated by Billha Zussman at the Oranjekerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Opening Reception September 14, 2019, 2 – 4:30pm On view until December 8, 2019. Participating Jewish Art Salon artists: Yehudis Barmatz, Rena Bannett, Gabriella Boros, Shoshannah Brombacher, Tal Demsky, Dorit Jordan Dotan, Goldie Gross, Judith Joseph, Ruth Schreiber, and Billha Zussman.

Met Museum’s first ever Rosh Hashanah card

New York’s Metropolitan Museum’s first ever Rosh Hashanah card is by artist Mark Podwal. The Met published this image after seeing it in his monograph REIMAGINED. View it here. Other Podwal events: On November 10 he’ll speak to the Harry Friedman’s Society at NYC’s Temple Emanu-El, November 12 book signing at Jewish Museum Shop for Heinrich […]

Sukkahwood 2019

The Jewish Art Salon is excited to partner with Sukkahwood, an event that invites artists and designers to re-imagine a “Sukkah” and be part of the “Sukkahwood” outdoor exhibition of temporary dwelling installations. Sunday, October 6, 2019, from 12 PM – 4 PM Inwood Hill Park, NYC at the entrance near the intersection of 218th […]


New exhibition opens at the Dr. Bernard Heller Museum at HUC-JIR/New York On view September 12, 2019 – June 30, 2020 One West Fourth Street (between Broadway and Mercer Street)New York, NY Exhibition Opening: September 12, 2019Reception: 5:30 – 7:30 pm | Program: 6:30 pmRegister Today Seventy artists explore human connections shaped by genetics, proximity, interests, […]

Call for pitches for NJ Jewish News

The New Jersey Jewish News is seeking pitches for feature stories and calendar listings for their Fall Arts Guide that will appear in all editions beginning late September. They’re interested in events of Jewish interest in all categories such as visual arts, film, theater, dance, music, words, and more. The events must take place after […]

Call for Curator

Desiree Nazarian, Director of Holocaust Education and Outreach at Selfhelp Community Services, is looking for someone to curate an exhibition. She is producing an art exhibition in New York City. This is a third party project, not a Jewish Art Salon exhibit. The goal of this project is to collect artwork from Holocaust survivors living […]

Call for Submissions for Protocol’s Issue #6: TONGUES.

PROTOCOLS is an online cultural journal that curates and publishes writing and art from across the global Jewish diaspora with attention to progressive and leftist politics. They are looking for art and writings for their next issue. About the Call: From the tower of Babel to the Zionist language wars, from lashon ha’ra to lashon ha’kodesh, from erotic […]

Mierle Laderman Ukeles talk at the Israel Museum

On Art and Words: Exhibition curator Mira Lapidot in conversation with artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles, marking the 50th anniversary of her groundbreaking Manifesto for Maintenance Art 1969! Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at 6 pm, in the exhibition gallery, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem In conjunction with the exhibition Julian Rosefeldt: Manifesto According to an article in the New Yorker: “Near the […]

Solo Exhibition Opportunity at Brandeis University

The 2020 HBI ARTIST PROGRAM provides an artist the opportunity to have a solo exhibition for twelve weeks at the Kniznick Gallery at Brandeis University in Massachusetts starting March 2020. The university invites proposals that relate to the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute’s mission of developing fresh ideas about Jews and gender. Applications (in English) from outside the […]

The Book of Sarah by Sarah Lightman

The Book of Sarah is missing from the bible, so British artist Sarah Lightman sets out to make her own: questioning religion, family, motherhood and what it takes to be an artist, in this quietly subversive visual autobiography from NW3. Distilled from hundreds of intensely beautiful diary drawings into a compelling narrative of identity, The Book of […]

Conney Conference Videos

The Conney Conference on Jewish Arts, which took place in New York City this year, has published video recordings of their sessions here. The Jewish Art Salon’s panel discussions are featured below:  Spinoza In Our Time Anti-Semitism and Jewish Art Today Contemporary Jewish Narratives More info on our panel discussions: Anti-Semitism, Spinoza, and Narratives Individual Jewish Art […]

Watershed Moments NYC opens June 6 at the JCC Manhattan

Watershed Moments NYC – Select Works from The Jerusalem Biennale has an opening reception Thursday June 6, 7:30-9pm Venue: The Laurie M. Tisch Gallery at the JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue at 76th Street. Free and open to the public. Yehudis Barmatz will be showing her video “Let it Burn“, which she exhibited with the Jewish […]

There’s Plenty of Significant Contemporary Jewish Art Hiding in Plain Sight

You won’t find much of it at the Jewish Museum, but a vibrant Jewish art culture does exist—and needs support. Richard McBee, in a response to recent articles in Mosaic about New York’s Jewish Museum, poses the question: what would an ideal New York Jewish Museum look like? … “But, I can hear readers asking: where is […]


Sukkahwood invites artists and designers to re-imagine a “Sukkah” and be part of the “Sukkahwood” outdoor exhibition of temporary dwelling installations in New York City. Deadline Sunday night, June 30, 2019 at 11:59 pm Sukkahwood’s values of inclusion are universal and seek to bring together people from all walks of life. Sukkahwood is about re-thinking […]

Call for Proposals

This a third party call for proposals: AGJA Grant Funding Opportunity: AMERICAN GUILD OF JUDAIC ART WORKING ARTIST, EMERGING ARTIST AND EDUCATIONAL GRANTS CALL FOR PROPOSALS In furtherance of its mission “to establish a community for those who are inspired to fulfill the commandment of Hiddur Mitzvah by creating, collecting and exhibiting Jewish Art,” the American […]


CALL FOR ART: ON THE CONSEQUENCES OF HATE SPEECH, III The Peninsula Jewish Community Center, Foster City, California, is accepting submissions for a group exhibit at PJCC and is inviting artists of all faiths and cultures to submit their work for consideration. Exhibition Statement Words have always been a catalyst for civil discord and today hate speech […]

Anti-Semitism and Jewish Art Today: Panel Discussion at 92St Y / Conney Conference

April 2, 2019, 10:00-11:00 am. 92 St Y, Buttenweiser Hall  1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10128 Anti-Semitism and Jewish Art Today  Moderator: Ruth Weisberg. Panelists: Yona Verwer, Phillip Schwartz, Max Kulchinsky, Richard McBee. View the video recording HERE Anti-Semitism has reasserted itself as a primary international factor in 21st Century Jewish life.  A recent survey of European […]

Spinoza in Our Time: Panel Discussion at 92St Y / Conney Conference

Monday April 1, 2019, 9:00-10:00 am. 92 St Y, Buttenweiser Hall  1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10128 Spinoza in Our Time  Moderator: Ori Z. Soltes. Panelists: Artists Lenore Mizrachi-Cohen, Goldie Gross, Judith Joseph, Cynthia Beth Rubin, Yona Verwer, and David Wander. View the video recording HERE The panel will take up some of the thinking that shaped […]

Contemporary Jewish Narratives: Anti-Semitism and Jewish Art Today: Panel Discussion at 92St Y / Conney Conference

April 2, 2019: 2:00-3:00 pm 92 St Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10128. Contemporary Jewish Narratives Moderator: Matthew Baigell. Panelists: Archie Rand, Richard McBee, Joel Silverstein. View the video recording HERE For the past 40 years three artists, Archie Rand, Richard McBee and Joel Silverstein have created paintings of contemporary Jewish Narratives.  Their core subjects range from […]

Applications open for Jewish Activism Summer School in Berlin

Modern Jewish Narratives at the Brooklyn Jewish Art Gallery

The Jewish Art Salon is proud to co-sponsor this exhibit by long-time members and ardent supporters of the Salon: Archie Rand, Richard McBee and Joel Silverstein. Opening on Sunday, March 24th, 4:00 – 7:00 pm. Brooklyn Jewish Art Gallery, 603 St. Johns Place, Brooklyn. Modern Jewish Narratives panel discussion will be moderated by Matthew Baigell at […]

Conney Conference on Jewish Arts 2019 in NYC

The Jewish Art Salon is proud to be participating in the Conney Conference on Jewish Arts at the 92Y, March 31-April 3rd, 2019. Full conference program available here The Jewish Art Salon will be conducting three panel discussions: April 1: 9:00-10:00 am. Spinoza in Our Time / Moderator: Ori Z. Soltes. Panelists: Lenore Mizrachi-Cohen, Goldie […]

Celebrate Jewish Women art exhibit opens in Brooklyn

Saturday March 16, 8-10 pm Repair The World NYC, 808 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY Opening reception, havdalah ceremony & panel discussion In honor of Women’s History Month, Be’chol Lashon, Jewish Art Salon and Repair the World NYC organized the art exhibition “Celebrate Jewish Women”, Participating artists: Elke Reva Sudin, Goldie Gross, Sarah Mochkin, Hiroots Bootika Yoseph, […]

Call for Art & Text Submissions for Protocol

PROTOCOLS invites writerly and artistic submissions for its issue #5: Tikkun/Repair. The split title points to how Jewish discourses of cosmic, personal, and social rectification articulate with political and creative questions of material and symbolic reparation. While contemporary politics have largely focused writers and artists around ideologies and strategies of resistance, this issue shifts attention […]

Jewish Feminist Art Conference at Yale University

Jewish women played a significant role in the feminist art movement since the early 1970s in the United States, grappling with their Jewish identity through their art. This conference brings together leading scholars and artists to examine this field of feminist art created by Jewish women and Jewish-themed feminist art. The conference aims to revisit […]

Spinoza Programs

Programs in conjunction with the art exhibition Spinoza: Marrano of Reason. March 8, 2019 – Walking Tour of Jewish Amsterdam  Exclusive for members of the Jewish Art Salon, artists participating in the Spinoza exhibition, and their guests. Join the Jewish Art Salon and Prof. Ori Z. Soltes (Georgetown University) for a walking tour of Jewish […]

Spinoza: Marrano of Reason, in Amsterdam, Netherlands

CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS EXPLORE SPINOZA’S LEGACY The Jewish Art Salon presents Spinoza: Marrano of Reason. The complex legacy of groundbreaking 17th-century Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza is the subject of this two-site exhibition opening March 7th at Amsterdam’s historic Amstelkerk and the Plein van Siena. Opening receptions March 7th, 2019 17:00-18:30, Plein van Siena, Short Gallery Talk by […]

Two Anolic Family Jewish Art Awards

CALLS FOR ART: – The Naomi Anolic Early Career Jewish Visual Arts Award, for artists who are 25-35 years of age. The 2019 cycle will focus on painting and drawing – The Isaac Anolic Jewish Book Arts Award, for professional artists working in the field of artists books. THE ANOLIC FAMILY AWARDS Established in 1980, […]

Happy 2019! Celebrating last year’s highlights

Wishing you all a happy, peaceful, artistic and prosperous 2019. Thank you for helping us serve artists, and provide exhibitions, public programming and resources internationally. Our 2018’s highlights: EXHIBITIONS Performance by Florence Nasar at The Invisible Jew exhibition, Detour Gallery, NJ. On The Consequences of Hate Speech on view at NYC’s Manny Cantor Center until January 18th; CONVIVIO: […]

On the Consequences of Hate Speech

Art exhibition at the Manny Cantor Center, 197 East Broadway, New York, NY 10002. OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2018 | 6-8PM | Presented by the Manny Cantor Center and the Jewish Art Salon. Photos of the opening reception here. Online catalog, designed by Nazanin Hedayat Munroe. Exhibit on view Mon-Sat 10-6, until January 18, 2019. Words […]

Sharabi Hanukkah in Brooklyn, December 8

Join us for this free Brooklyn Hanukkah Celebration featuring Frank London and Deep Singh’s “Sharabi,” a Klezmer-Bhangra-Funk all-star band, It is also the closing party for “Convivio,” our art exhibition, curated by Joel Silverstein, Goldie Gross, Ray Felix and Julian Voloj, celebrating the contributions of Latinx/Jews to American comic books. A Brooklyn ArtsXCommunity event in partnership […]

Call for art, video and texts: The 929 Project

929 is the number of chapters in Tanakh and is the name of a project dedicated to creating a global Jewish conversation around issues that unite and divide us, but always anchored in or inspired by the text. 929 invites Jews everywhere to read Tanakh, one chapter a day, together with a website with creative […]

Call for Art: Jews and Rock

    Generations have been shaped and influenced by Jewish Musicians. Artists are invited to participate and submit images for an exhibition curated by Max Gottfried. Submission deadline 12/31/18. Email images to Put in subject line:  BJAG This is a third-party call for art; not a Jewish Art Salon call for art.   The exhibit […]

2019 Conney Conference Call for Papers and Proposals

The 7th biennial Conney Conference on Jewish Arts, a project of the UW Madison Center for Jewish Studies will take place this year at the 92Y in New York. Converging Movements at the 92Y Keynote Speaker Dr. Naomi Jackson, author, Converging Movements Modern Dance and Jewish Culture at the 92Y Conference dates: Sunday March 31-Wednesday, April […]

Juried exhibit “Growth and Change” call for art

CALL FOR ART – JURIED EXHIBIT  GROWTH and CHANGE at the Belskie Museum, New Jersey, USA. This is not a J.A.S. Call for Art, but by a 3rd party. Deadline: Wednesday December 5, 2018 Juried group show running January 6th — January 27, 2019, at the Belskie Museum, Closter, New Jersey. The exhibition theme is “Growth […]

An Artistic Argument For Veganism At Charter Oak

By Susan Dunne, October 11, 2018, Hartford Courant     Animal rights through veganism — and its connection to Judaism — is pondered in a new exhibit at Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford: “Through Compassionate Eyes: Artists Call for Animal Rights.” One painting depicts the electrocution of an elephant. Other artworks show an emaciated […]

More than Superman: Jewish and Latinx Comics

New art show brings Jewish and Latinx comic creators together BY JULIAN VOLOJ | OCTOBER 9, 2018 As a Jewish-German-Colombian-New York artist, Julian Voloj is both one of a kind and very at home in the world of comic books. Through comics, he has explored identity and forged community in navigating the overlap between his […]

How To Be A Vegan Jewish Artist

How To Be A Vegan Jewish Artist Jewish Art Salon’s show includes two Mahwah artists By ABIGAIL KLEIN LEICHMAN October 4, 2018 Excerpt:  The exhibition “Through Compassionate Eyes: Artists Call for Animal Rights” was curated by Mr. Silverstein and his wife, Julie Seidman, with the sponsorship of the Jewish Art Salon and Jewish Veg. Running from October […]

Panel Discussion “Through Compassionate Eyes: Artists Call for Animal Rights”

The Jewish Art Salon’s latest exhibit, “Through Compassionate Eyes: Artists Call for Animal Rights,” will be seen for the first time when it opens Sunday, October 7, at the Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford, CT. A PANEL DISCUSSION will take place Oct. 7 at 3 PM. Featured panelists: Exhibit curators Julie Seidman and Joel […]

Convivio: Jews, Hispanics & the Comics

Art exhibition celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month & special Music Havdalah. Opening October 20, 2018, 6-9 pm at Repair The World, 808 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn. Closing party December 8, 7:30-10:30 pm with performance by Frank London and Deep Singh. October 20 – December 8, 2018. Tue-Fri. 9:00 AM to 5: 00 PM; Mon 1:00 to 5:00 PM. […]

Through Compassionate Eyes – Animal Rights Exhibit at Charter Oak

Through Compassionate Eyes; Artists Call for Animal Rights opens October 7th at Charter Oak Cultural Center as part of their Annual Celebration of Jewish Arts and Culture. This powerful, first-of-its-kind art exhibit is the first time artists have come together to produce a major exhibit on the intersection of animal rights and Judaism. Opening Reception Sunday, October […]


One of the Jewish Art Salon’s founding members, Laura Kruger, curator, will be honored Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa at the renaming of the HUC’s museum in New York.  The event will also mark the opening of the exhibition TERRA inFIRMA, in which many Jewish Art Salon members have artwork.  “TERRA inFIRMA” focuses on climate change and global […]


“Moshe kibel Torah mi’Sinai…” “Moshe received the Torah from Sinai…” (Mishnah Avot 1:1) Issue #4 of PRTCLS focuses on the topic of Pirkei Avot. What is Pirkei Avot–which could be translated literally as Chapters of the Fathers or Chapters of Fundamental Principles? How does this text represent Jewish thought and life? What is its relevance […]

Sukkahwood Returns on September 16

Omanut: Jewish Uptown Arts, an organization devoted to providing free, quality community events with a Jewish theme in Northern Manhattan, will be presenting the second annual “Sukkahwood.” Sukkahwood is a one day community arts festival and will be held on Sunday, September 16th from 12PM-4PM at Inwood Hill Park’s Gaelic Field. The Jewish Art Salon is […]

Yiddish NY Exhibition Call for Art

Yiddish New York, an annual celebration of Yiddish music, language and culture, is collaborating with City Lore, in NYC, on this year’s art exhibition, which will be held from Thursday, December 6th, 2018, to Thursday, January 31st, 2019. The exhibition will be curated by JAS member Deborah Ugoretz and Tine Kindermann.  Submission Deadline: November 10, 2018 This year’s […]

July Micro Grant Winner: Yehudis Keller

Congratulations to Yehudis Keller, our July Spare Change Micro Grant winner! Yehudis is an Art and Psychology major at Brooklyn College, and is currently teaching art to seniors and interning with art therapists. She has been a Jewish Art Salon Student Fellow for the past year, and she was selected to participate in the Jewish Art […]


Yeshiva University Museum (YUM) invites artists to submit proposals to lead hands-on workshops for the public during 2018-2019, to take place at YUM, based at the Center for Jewish History in New York City. Workshops, which could be related to any Jewish theme, should be conceived and designed to be communally inclusive and physically accessible […]

New Art Exhibit Highlights Increasing Invisibility of Women in Jewish Media

“My gender is slowly being made to disappear from the Orthodox Jewish world.” By LEAH FINKELSHTEYN, July 11, 2018 The JOFA blog published an article about the Jewish Art Salon’s exhibition The Invisible Jew at Detour Gallery in Red Bank, NJ. … It takes images to counter a lack of images. The visual to address the slow […]

Jewish Art Salon Spare Change Micro Grant (for Students)

  The Jewish Art Salon has launched a teeny tiny micro grant for students interested in Jewish art. Funds are not restricted: students can use them to buy art supplies, or to go on a coffee date with a friend. This little grant is a high five from the Jewish Art Salon to deserving students. […]

Call for Art – Hadassah Brandeis Institute

  The HBI Artist Program provides an artist the opportunity to have a solo exhibition for twelve weeks at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University. They invite proposals that relate to the HBI’s mission of developing fresh ideas about Jews and Gender. The exhibition will be open March – June 2019. Application deadline: July 31, […]

Celebrating our 10 year anniversary!

The Jewish Art Salon’s 10th year anniversary party takes place July 8 in NYC when we will celebrate all we accomplished so far: 30 exhibitions, 40 other art events, many press mentions, and numerous exhibit connections for our members. We are at full capacity; RSVP for members only. 3:00pm-4:00pm      Meet and greet 4:00pm           […]

Call for Art – Jerusalem Biennale

The 4th edition of the Jerusalem Biennale will take place November 7 – December 26, 2019 around the theme of  For Heaven’s Sake!  (LeShem Shamayim) For more details – click here.  Submission deadline October 31, 2018. Note: The Jewish Art Salon participated in 2015 and 2017. We are already producing a big international exhibition in 2019 (Spinoza: […]