Category Ruth Weisberg

Shma Now’s Al tifrosh min hatzibur

The October issue, – Al tifrosh min hatzibur; Do not separate yourself from the community, features art by Ruth Weisberg here. From Sh’ma Now’s editor Susan Berrin: When I first began framing this October issue of Sh’ma Now, I was thinking about community in relation to the upcoming presidential election. I was wondering about what it means […]

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 […]

Dimensions of Spirituality: Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot

The Jewish Art Salon partners with the Jewish Artists Initiative to present two High Holiday-themed exhibitions. ON VIEW | August 15 – December 19, 2016, Monday – Friday: 9  – 5  RECEPTION | September 21: 7 – 9 PM Acclaimed Israeli artist and Chair of the Art Department at University of Haifa, Sharon Poliakine, will provide commentary on the […]

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 […]

Jewish Art Salon at the Jerusalem Biennale 2015

THE SECOND JERUSALEM BIENNALE FOR CONTEMPORARY JEWISH ART WILL SHOWCASE THE WORK OF NEARLY 200 ISRAELI AND INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS. The Jewish Art Salon’s Pavilion at the Polonsky Academy features New York / New Work: Contemporary Jewish Art from NYC, curated by Dvora Liss and David Sperber Participating artists: Helène Aylon, Siona Benjamin, Tobi Kahn, Rachel Kanter, Robert Kirschbaum, Richard McBee, Archie Rand, Cynthia […]

Ruth Weisberg’s New Publication

Jack Rutberg Fine Arts announces the new publication and extended dates for Ruth Weisberg’s exhibition now on view through September 30. RUTH WEISBERG Reflections Through Time Preview the Entire Publication Online Here 72 Pages + 70 Color Illustrations Introduction by Jack Rutberg Essays by John Seed & Annabel Osberg   “Reflections Through Time”, the art exhibit, reveals Weisberg’s […]

We’re Living in a Golden Age of Jewish American Art & Don’t Really Know It

Matthew Baigell, Founding Member of the Jewish Art Salon, has been blogging for The Prosen People. He is the author of the recently published book Social Concern and Left Politics in Jewish America Art, 1880-1940 “These are great times for those of us who support, encourage, and enjoy looking at art with Jewish themes. Perhaps never […]


Reflections Through Time by Ruth Weisberg


Celebrated L.A. contemporary artist Ruth Weisberg is the subject of a new exhibition entitled “Ruth Weisberg: Reflections Through Time,” opening with a reception for the artist from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, located at 357 North La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles. The exhibition extends through September […]

Conney Conference on Jewish Arts

Tuesday, March 24th began the 2015 Conney Conference on Jewish Arts, this year in Los Angeles. Starting with a reception in the evening of Monday the 23rd events run through Thursday, March 26th. The Conference is co-sponsored by the USC Initiative for Israeli Arts and Humanities and University of Wisconsin’s Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies.  The following […]

Richard McBee’s Contemporary Jewish Art: The Challenge

The Journal of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, Volume 7 2013-2014 “Milin Havivin” presents its first-ever special issue: A Judaism Engaged with the Arts. The outstanding articles in this issue demonstrate that Judaism and the arts are not separated by an impassable cleft, but are joined together in a surprisingly intimate relationship. Judaism has enjoyed a longstanding engagement with […]

CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS EXPLORING WOMEN IN TANACH

The Association of Jewish Studies will hold its 46th Annual Conference in Baltimore December 14-16, 2014. Sunday December 14, 11:15am to 12:45pm, a Roundtable Discussion titled Contemporary Artists Exploring Women in Tanach and Talmud will take place at the Hilton Baltimore. The discussants are Jewish Art Salon members Richard McBee, Ruth Weisberg, Matthew Baigell, and Ben Schachter. The moderator is Vivian […]

United (Jewish) Artists

By Aaron Rosen, December 2013 Excerpt:  For Dutch-born artist Yona Verwer, the driving force behind Jewish Art Salon in New York, both the Beit Midrash and JAI provided critical inspiration. Before she founded the salon in 2008, she says, “there was no community. Most artists did not know each other, nor did they know art historians, curators and […]

Are We Living in a Golden Age of Jewish Art?

The Arty Semite By Matthew Baigell, March 4, 2011 Most people do not know that we are living in a golden age of Jewish American art. But, as I will explain in a lecture at the Jewish Museum on March 7, we are. Since around 1975, there has been an incredible but largely ignored outpouring of art […]