Category Parochet (curtain)

Laurie Wohl

New York City and southwest Fiber artist Laurie Wohl is internationally known for her unique Unweavings, liturgical projects, and interfaith message. Her works are held in the collections of the Museum of Arts and Design, American Bible Society, Constitutional Court of South Africa, Catholic Theological Union, and numerous other public and private collections. Her […]

Harriet Finck

East Orange, NJ USA Brief Bio and Statement I was raised in an Orthodox home, and was yeshivah bred.When I became a collagist, and then a painter – after some years as anarchitect – I hadn’t a thought about doing Jewish themed work.Years into it, some friends and I started an Artists’ Beit Midrash at […]

Susan Schwalb

New York City, NY USA Susan Schwalb is one of the foremost figures in the revival of the ancient technique of silverpoint drawing in America. She was born in New York City and studied at the High School of M&A, and at Carnegie-Mellon University. Schwalb has been in residence at the Virginia Center for […]

Mark Podwal

Harrison, NY USA Initially known for his drawings for The New York Times, Podwal’s works have been exhibited and published worldwide. He is the author and illustrator of numerous books, most of which focus on Jewish tradition, history, and legend. His art is represented in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum, the Victoria […]

Robert Kirschbaum

Hartford CT and New York City, NY USA Robert Kirschbaum received his MFA degree from Yale University in 1974, undergraduate degrees from the University of Rochester and the Boston Museum School.  He is the recipient of three Fulbright awards and an Artist’s Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts; and he has exhibited […]

Siona Benjamin Congregation Ohev Shalom Ark Curtain and Table Cover In September 2020 a new Ark curtain and table cover was installed for the central prayer table, at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Wallingford PA. The commission was designed and crafted by artist Siona Benjamin and Rabbi Jeremy Gerber provided teaching and guidance on this project. Many symbols […]