Category Mark Podwal

Photos opening of Samaritans

Photos from the exhibition opening Samaritans: A Biblical People at the Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC. These photos highlight the works by artists from the Jewish Art Salon who created contemporary art depicting the Samaritans, their texts and interactions with Judaism. While the Women at the Well and Good Samaritan are iconic Christian motifs, found […]


Artist Mark Podwal creates imaginative and inventive interpretations of woodcuts from a 16th-century Sefer Minhagim (Book of Customs). Complementing Podwal’s 26 archival prints are a selection of Sefrei Minhagim from the Klau Library of HUC-JIR, as well as ritual objects from the Skirball’s collection that relate to images in the exhibition. Registration required. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, […]

The Samaritans: A Biblical People

The Jewish Art Salon is excited to partner with The Israelite Samaritans Project of the Yeshiva University Center for Israel Studies in the creation of a unique exhibition, The Samaritans: A Biblical People, which explores the Samaritans, their complex culture and religion, and their relationships with Jews, Christians and Muslims across time. The exhibition will […]

Atlas of Jewish Space with Mark Podwal

“An Atlas of Jewish Space” with a text by leading Holocaust scholar Robert Jan van Pelt and 139 of Mark Podwal’s pictures. Special edition includes a pop up book of the new pop up synagogue in Kyiv designed by Manuel Herz.  Published on the 80th anniversary of the Babyn Yar massacre. On September 29 and […]

Mark Podwal at the Terezin Museum

Mark Podwal’s latest exhibition Kaddish for Dąbrowa Białostocka is on view at the Terezin Ghetto Museum until August 31, 2021. Mark Podwal characterizes the exhibition as a pictorial diary from his trip to Dabrowa, Poland, his mother’s birthplace. The exhibition creates colorful and unexpected views of a vanished world, connects Jewish religious iconography and ritual objects […]

VIDEO: Passover Art – Blood, Fire and Pillars of Smoke

In this video artists Mark Podwal, Yona Verwer (Jewish Art Salon Director), and Cynthia Beth Rubin offer insight into their creative processes and share a contemporary view of an ancient ritualized story. Mark shows his published Haggadot and Passover relevant images including collages from his soon to be published “A Collage of Customs”. Cynthia and […]


JAS OPEN STUDIOS ZOOM PROGRAMS: PASSOVER EDITION Tuesday, March 9, 12 PM New York, 11 AM Chicago, 9 AM PT, 7 PM Jerusalem Jewish Art Salon invites you to a Passover-themed live session; part of our successful online series, OPEN STUDIOS, Creativity in an Uncertain Time, on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 12PM ET. In […]

Mark Podwal’s Books

Mark Podwal’s current three book projects: A) Illustrations for Heinrich Heine’s unfinished novel THE RABBI OF BACHARACH about a blood libel. B) A COLLAGE of CUSTOMS – Iconic Jewish Woodcuts Revised for the Twenty-First Century. C) “THE TALE OF A NIGGUN” will be published November 2020 by Schocken Books. In the Woodcuts publication Podwal took images […]

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 […]

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 […]

Yom HaShoah commemorated by Mark Podwal

Yom HaShoah (יום השואה) in English known as Holocaust Remembrance Day starts April 11 at sundown and ends 24 hours later. The full name of the day commemorating the victims of the Holocaust is “Yom Hashoah Ve-Hagevurah“– literally the “Day of (Remembrance of) the Holocaust and the Heroism.” It is marked on the 27th day in the […]

DRAWING FROM THE COLLECTION: Mark Podwal at the Cincinnati Skirball Museum

Drawing from the B’nai B’rith Klutznick Collection Exhibition Opening: December 4, 5pm On Display: December 4, 2017 – January 7, 2018 Drawing from the B’nai B’rith Klutznick Collection, a selection of 18 acrylic and colored pencil drawings inspired by Judaica from the Klutznick collection by world-renowned Jewish artist Mark Podwal. Cincinnati Skirball Museum 3101 Clifton […]

Between Heaven and Earth

By Ben Schachter The Jerusalem Biennial began in 2013. Organized by Ram Ozeri, the Biennial has steadily grown in size and invites artists and artists groups from all over the world to exhibit their work in Jerusalem. This year the organizers considered proposals centered on the theme “Watershed.” This post is the first in a […]

HOME (less) at NYC’s HUC Museum

HOME(less) features the works of seventy international artists who explore the meaning of home and the loss of home in works reflecting personal experience, historical and contemporary events, cultural diversity, and the universal human condition. Jewish Art Salon members included in the exhibit: Andi Arnovitz, Dorit Jordan Dotan, Larry Frankel, Ken Goldman, Tamar Hirschl, Tobi […]

Mark Podwal’s Kaddish for Dabrowa Bialostocka

Poster for Bialystok exhibition of Podwal’s 18 prints “Kaddish for Dabrowa Bialostocka.”  Art exhibition August 4 to August 28 at the Zamenhof Center, Bialystok, Poland.   The series is based on a 2016 visit to the shtetl in Poland where the artist’s mother was born.   Still Bialystok, but on a different note, Podwal’s drawing of […]

Portraying Israel Through Art by Mark Podwal

May 10, 2017 at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 West 68 Street, New York. RSVP:

Yom HaShoah with Mark Podwal

New York’s Fifth Avenue Synagogue presents Yom HaShoah 5777 – Holocaust Remembrance Day 2017 with a special tribute to their late member Professor Elie Wiesel. Sunday April 23, 5:30 pm A program of prayer, study and reflection, with the participation of Holocaust survivors. Led by Rabbi Eli Babich and Cantor Joseph Malovany. Slide show presentation […]


An exhibit and lecture on the history of anti-Semitism featuring Mark Podwal, artist, and Marc Epstein, Professor of Religion on the Mattie M. Paschall Davis and Norman H. Davis Chair, Vassar College. Thursday, April 27, 2017, 4:10 p.m. Lecture and Exhibit Presentation Williams Hall, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, […]

Golem Exhibit in Paris with Mark Podwal

Until July 16, 2017 the Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme in Paris features Golem! With 136 works from 28 institutions and private lenders, this exhibition explores the rich fate of the Golem figure in the visual arts, through a journey that combines painting, drawing, photography, theater, cinema, literature, comics and video games. From the […]

Kaddish for Dabrowa Bialostocka by Mark Podwal

The Great Synagogue of Grodno features an exhibition of 18 prints “Kaddish for Dabrowa Bialostocka”. This exhibition shows a series of archival pigment prints of new works by Mark Podwal in acrylic and colored pencil. The works were inspired by his recent visit to the shtetl in Poland where his mother was born. Opening March 10. The artist […]

The Golem at the Jewish Museum Berlin

  The Jewish Museum Berlin features a major exhibition about the golem until 29 January 2017. Two Jewish Art Salon members, Mark Podwal and Tobi Kahn, are included in this exhibit curated by Emily Bilski.  Mark Podwal is represented with seven ink drawings; his other Golem works will also be included in a different Golem exhibition in Paris opening in […]

From the Vatican to Or Zarua: Mark Podwal

“Printed Matters,” the latest exhibition by renowned artist Mark Podwal is on view at Or Zarua, 127 E 82nd Street, NYC Opening Sunday November 6, 6-8PM.  Artist Talk 7PM “Drawing is a Form of Prayer.” The exhibition of prints and works on paper coincides with the publication of an extensive monograph Reimagined: 45 Years of Jewish Art by […]

Mark Podwal’s Visual Midrash

With a new book chronicling his work and 2 museum exhibits artist Mark Podwal is much in the news.  This season, Podwal has a show at the Museum on Eldridge Street in NYC, and is featured in the Berlin Jewish Museum’s show on the Golem. Recently, he created “All this has come upon us…,” a […]

Paint by Numbers at the HUC-JIR Museum

Numbers are integral to Jewish rituals, belief, significant historical dates, and daily life. Numbers and numerology have been at the core of Biblical understanding since the Bible was codified and possibly before. Inescapable, numbers are the global language of humanity. More than fifty contemporary artists illuminate the meaning of numbers and their symbolism through a […]

Mark Podwal at the Museum at Eldridge Street

“A Kaddish for Dąbrowa Białostocka” opens September 18th at 3 pm at the Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY  This exhibition features a series of archival pigment prints of 18 new works by Mark Podwal in acrylic and colored pencil. The works were inspired by his recent visit to the shtetl in Poland […]

Tradition and Transformation: Three Millennia of Jewish Art and Architecture

Ori Z. Soltes’ new book was recently published and is available here on Amazon. This magnum opus of 630 pages is currently available as a black & white edition. The two-volume full-color edition will be available in a few months. Not only are many Jewish Art Salon artists represented in this book, it ends with our […]

Mark Podwal’s Terezin Portfolio at Queens College

Podwal’s prints based on All this has come upon us… are coming to Queens College, NY. “Terezin Portfolio,” Limited Edition Suite of Prints Donated to Godwin-Ternbach Museum by Artist, Author and Alumnus Mark Podwal, on View April 4 – June 4, 2016 Opening Reception/Conversation with the Artist: Thursday, April 7, 6-8 pm In its first New […]

Mark Podwal: All This Has Come Upon Us…

A timely and educational exhibit featuring illustrations on the history of anti-Semitism recently opened at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. This exhibit, “Mark Podwal: All This Has Come Upon Us…,” is on view through March 13, 2016 at the museum, 301 Washington Ave. in Miami Beach. Podwal is an artist, author and illustrator best known […]

Evil: A Matter Of Intent

The HUC – JIR Museum in New York hosts an art exhibit on the concept of Evil. The art will be on view till June 30, 2016. Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 5:30-7:30 pm, with a program at 6:30 pm Evil is not a cosmic accident. It does not just happen. Natural disasters happen. Disease, drought, […]

Mark Podwal’s Jewish Bestiary in Munich

In celebration of the European Day of Jewish Culture, Mark Podwal will exhibit his artwork and give a lecture in Germany. The exhibition at Munich’s Jewish Cultural Center coincides with the publication of the German edition of Podwal’s Jewish Bestiary: A book of fabulous creatures drawn from Hebraic Legend and Lore. Opening Reception September 6, 2015 at 4:30 pm. Exhibit continues till […]

Mozart exhibition by Mark Podwal at Czech Center

The Artist as Critic Artist Mark Podwal celebrates Prague’s adoration for Mozart in a new series of artworks, which also features Mozart as “the dissident” whose operas took on the status quo of his time. Opening Reception May 19, 2015 7:00 PM Czech Center, 321 East 73 St, New York, NY Mozart is claimed to […]

All This Has Come Upon Us: An Evening with Dr. Mark Podwal

The Library of Jewish Theological Seminary invites you to All This Has Come Upon Us an evening with Mark Podwal artist, physician, author, and former Op-Ed artist of the New York Times. Screening – All This Has Come Upon Us This fascinating documentary by Jaroslav Hovorka offers a glimpse into the creative process behind Mark […]

Mark Podwal’s Parochet for Brno

The Agudas Achim synagogue in Brno, the Czech Republic’s second largest city commissioned Mark Podwal to create a new parochet. You can see a photo here. The recent parochet dedication was filmed by two Czech Television stations. Currently Podwal is designing seven more textiles for that synagogue. He is well known for his textiles for the AltNeuschul in Prague, which were […]

Panel Discussion with Mark Podwal at the Czech Center, NYC

THE FUTURE OF THE JEWS, 70 YEARS AFTER THE HOLOCAUST Panel discussion by Ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstat, Ambassador Tomáš Pojar and New York based artist Mark Podwal. Moderated by Deputy Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the UN Jiří Ellinger. Podwal recently created All this has come upon us…, a portfolio of 42 archival pigment prints of acrylic, […]

Anne Frank and her disciples

By Gloria Kestenbaum, January 16, 2014 With apologies to Nathan Englander, what should we look at when we look at Anne Frank?  Faith & Form, the new exhibit at The Anne Frank Center USA provides some answers.  Aligned with the Center’s mission of using the diary and spirit of Anne Frank as tools to educate about the dangers of racism, anti-Semitism […]

RECREATING THE GOLEM: From Prague to The Simpsons

The Anne Frank Center USA and the Jewish Art Salon present Recreating the Golem: From Prague to The Simpsons A discussion with artist Mark Podwal and author Thane Rosenbaum Tuesday, February 4 at 6:30 p.m., 2014 “In conjuncture with Faith & Form, the current Jewish Art Salon exhibition at The Anne Frank Center USA, artist Mark Podwal and […]

FAITH and FORM – Addressing Intolerance and Anti-semitism

The Anne Frank Center USA Announces Faith & Form, a new exhibit with the Jewish Art Salon. “Responding to the mission of the Anne Frank Center USA, The exhibit features Jewish Art Salon artists from North America, Israel and Europe whose work addresses themes of intolerance, identity, anti-semitism, racism, and discrimination,” explains Yvonne Simons, executive director […]


The Jewish Art Salon, Oholiav, and the Columbia / Barnard’s Kraft Center for Jewish Student Life are proud to present CELEBRATE Join us Thursday October 11, 2012, 6pm TEXT: A comparative exhibition in black and white by Ellen Alt   In the late 80’s Ms. Alt created a series based on the design of the […]

SEDUCED BY THE SACRED: Forging a Jewish Art

This exhibit, which is curated by Richard McBee and Joel Silverstein, features artists who have been moved by the idea of the sacred in their work, including concepts of divinity and or the sublime. The exhibit takes place from Oct. 3 to Nov. 22, 2010, at the Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford, Conn., and the […]


This project was produced in conjunction with LABA, the National Laboratory for New Jewish Culture at the 14 Street Y. April 26 – May 17, 2009, Stanton Street Synagogue The pioneering importance of this exhibit, Tzelem-Likeness and Presence in Jewish Art, was that it corralled, for the first time, a diverse, balanced and complete range of […]

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