Category Tobi Kahn

Tobi Kahn at the National September 11 Memorial Museum in NYC

The National September 11 Memorial Museum serves as the USA’s principal institution for examining the implications of the events of 9/11, documenting the impact of those events and exploring the continuing significance of September 11, 2001. Shocked by the events of that day, artists – like everyone – struggled to make sense of the unfathomable […]

Earthworks by Kivunim Students Facilitated by Tobi Kahn

Tobi Kahn, Jewish Art Salon member & advisor, and Artist in Residence at Kivunim, recently facilitated an earth project with his students in Israel. “After looking at earthworks by the artists Andy Goldsworthy, Richard Long and Robert Smithson, the Kivunim participants broke up into groups and created their own earthworks project in Jerusalem this past month… […]

Tobi Kahn’s Anointed Time at the Butler Institute of American Art

Opening Reception & Gallery Talk March 19, 2017, 1-3 pm Exhibition on view from March 19 – May 15, 2017. 524 Wick Avenue, Youngstown, OH. Anointed Time:  Sculpture and Ceremonial Objects by Tobi Kahn is an exhibition of Kahn’s creative powers, fueled by his understanding of history and the belief systems that comprise it. His embrace of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tobi Kahn at the National 9/11 Museum

FIRST MAJOR SPECIAL EXHIBITION TO OPEN AT 9/11 MEMORIAL MUSEUM  The National September 11 Memorial & Museum announced the September opening of its first major special exhibition titled “Rendering the Unthinkable: Artists Respond to 9/11.” Ranging in media from paintings and sculpture to works on paper and video, the exhibition examines 13 artists’ reactions to the terror […]

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 […]

Artists’ Beit Midrash Exhibit at Bernard Museum

Manhattan’s Artists’ Beit Midrash program, facilitated by Tobi Kahn and Rabbi Diane Cohler-Esses, will be having their 15th Annual Exhibition, opening on Thursday, June 23rd from 6-8 pm. The Herbert and Eileen Bernard Museum of Judaica, One East 65th Street, New York, NY . With Jewish Art Salon members Larry Frankel, Barbara Freedman, Sandra Indig, Rachel […]

PMJA at 40

The Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art celebrates 40 years with 40 Works from its Permanent Collection. Jewish Art Salon members exhibiting: Siona Benjamin, Tobi Kahn, and Ahron D. Weiner. Artists’ Reception Thursday, June 9, 2016    6-8 pm  Free and open to the public   M – F: 10 – 4 pm (and by appointment)  Hours subject to change. Please […]

Aaron Rosen in the Guardian

An article by author and academic ( and Jewish Art Salon Advisor) Aaron Rosen appeared in the Observer and the Guardian on the 10 best places for reflection during Lent. SHALEV in New Harmony, IN, a work by Tobi Kahn, is listed alongside the Rothko Room at the Tate Modern, the Church of the Holy […]

Symposium on Femininity and Masculinity in Jewish Art

The Mishkan Museum in Ein Harod, Israel, hosts a closing event on January 29th at the exhibit New York / New Work, which features works by Jewish Art Salon members. This symposium, in memory of Ahuva Ben Aharon, is done in conjunction with Midreshet Ein Hanatziv, Niggun Nashim and Oranim College.  The New York / New Work exhibition […]

#PlusLight, curated by Tobi Kahn – on CBS Television

You are invited to participate! Now in its second year, #PlusLight is a virtual project conceived by artist Tobi Kahn to focus on seeing light in everyday life, and sharing light and hope in the face of the daunting realities of our time. Inspired by Chanukah, the global community is invited to use this hashtag […]

Call for Art – Online Chanukah Project

  Now in its second year, #PlusLight is a virtual project conceived by artist Tobi Kahn, in conjunction with the JCC Manhattan, to focus on seeing light in everyday life, and sharing light and hope in the face of the daunting realities of our time. Inspired by Chanukah, the global community is invited to take […]

“New York New Work” at the Mishkan Museum of Art

  The Mishkan Museum of Art in Ein Harod presents New York / New Work: Contemporary Jewish Art from NYC  November 13 – January 31, 2016 Opening Reception Friday November 13, 11:30 AM. Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod, 18965 Israel The exhibition, co-organized by the Jewish Art Salon, a global group of artists and scholars, […]

Symposium- Contemporary Jewish Art in America

The Jerusalem Biennale, in conjunction with the Jewish Art Salon exhibit New York / New Work, features a symposium November 1, 2015, 17:00-20:30. Moderator: David Sperber. Polonsky Academy Auditorium, Van Leer Institute 43 Jabotinsky Street, Jerusalem The symposium marks the closing of the exhibition New York/New Work: Contemporary Jewish Art in NYC. Program: 17:00-17:30- Greetings by Rami Ozeri, Founder […]

The Jerusalem Biennale in El Al Magazine Article

El Al’s September 2015 article mentions the Jewish Art Salon’s exhibit New York / New Work, and artists Siona Benjamin, Archie Rand, Richard McBee, Tobi Kahn and Andi Arnovitz. The article also features JAS member Yehudis Barmatz. Other press received so far: Israeli News Channel 10 Daily news (Around the 26:17 minutes mark), October 13, 2015 JNS.org What’s that huge white […]

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 […]

Shmita Artfest NY

Sunday August 9 on Governors Island, NY. At the Shmita Artfest, organized by Art Kibbutz, and presented in partnership with the Jewish Art Salon, Hazon, LabShul, Romemu, and Schusterman Foundation’s ROI network, members of the public can take part in a number of activities: –  Open Studio visits at Art Kibbutz Summer Residency –  Jewish […]

NYC Artist Beit Midrash Exhibit

Temple Emanu-el / Skirball Center’s 14th annual art exhibit opens Monday June 15th from 6-9 PM. Davis Mansion, 135 East 65th Street, New York, NY On view June 16-19, June 21, 11 – 5. Jewish Art Salon members involved in the exhibit; Curator Tobi Kahn, and artists Barbara Freedman, Sandra Indig, Susan Kaplow, Rachel Kanter, […]

JTS Presents: Artist-in-Residence Program

Volumes VI An exhibition curated by renowned artist Tobi Kahn featuring artwork by members of the Jewish Theological Seminary’s Artist-in-Residence Program. Opening reception on April 30, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m. The JTS Library Morris and Nellie L. Kawaler Judaica Exhibition Center (between Alperin Lobby and dining hall entrance). RSVP to studentlife@jtsa.edu or (212) 678-8839. Photo ID […]

Tobi Kahn’s Meredian Exhibit

Kahn’s solo exhibition Meridian takes place at the Ft. Wayne Museum of Art in Indiana. The exhibit opened last week and runs through June 5th. The exhibition consists primarily of paintings along with five ceremonial objects which include a Seder Plate, Elijah’s Cup and an Omer Counter, which is perfect for this time of year.       […]

Art and Religion in the 21st Century by Aaron Rosen

Art and Religion in the 21st Century takes a fresh approach to the connection between art and religion; it seeks to redefine their relationship in the contemporary age. This book features work by 2 salon members, Tobi Kahn and Siona Benjamin; the Jewish Art Salon is honored to have its author, Aaron Rosen, PhD, serving on our Advisory […]

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 […]

MEZUZAH MUSINGS with Tobi Kahn

RJeneration and the Jewish Art Salon invite you to join Tobi Kahn.  January 30, 2014, 6-8 PM Meet this internationally acclaimed artist in his own studio where we will discuss the art, traditions, and superstitions surrounding the Mezuzah. Believed to have been used as far back as the Second Temple period, before the year 70 CE, mezuzot vary a greatly but […]

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 […]

The Jewish Art Salon at the CAJM Conference

Algemeiner Bridging the Institutional Gap: The Jewish Art Salon at the CAJM Conference By Elke Reva Sudin, March 2, 2011 This week the Conference of American Jewish Museums was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania uniting museum directors, curators, and artists from across the country. The Jewish Art Salon gave a special presentation for the members of the conference hosted at […]

DURA EUROPOS PROJECT II

UJA-Federation of New York features The Dura Europos Project: An Ancient Site Interpreted Through 21st Century Eyes This exhibit is a project of the Jewish Art Salon. Exhibit on view till June 11, 2012. Guest Speakers March 27 Richard McBee and Joel Silverstein, Curators, Jewish Art Salon. Yona Verwer, President, Jewish Art Salon UJA-Federation of […]

International Artists Session at Skirball Center

The Jewish Art Salon and the Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning, NYC, are pleased to host an International Artists Session Presenting artists: Jacqueline Nicholls (Great Britain) and Ken Goldman (Israel). Moderated by Tobi Kahn. Skirball Center of Adult Jewish Learning at Temple Emanuel. 1 East 65th Street  New York, NY 10065. (212) 507-9580. March 12, 2012, 7:30 – 9:00PM 8:30 – […]

9/11 IN 2011

The Educational Alliance in New York will feature the Jewish Art Salon’s 9-11 Window Installation at the Ernest Rubinstein Gallery, in concert with Tobi Kahn’s exhibit Embodied Light, 9-11 in 2011. Exhibit dates:  September 14 – November 23, 2011 Hours: Best viewed in daylight. Location: Ernest Rubenstein Gallery Windows Jefferson Street near East Broadway, New […]

GENERATION D: IDENTITIES

Generation D: Identities Flomenhaft Gallery Annex, 547 W 27 Street, Suite 528, N.Y. Tues., Dec. 14, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 2010 Co-hosted by the the Jewish Art Salon, Flomenhaft Gallery and Be’chol Lashon. Contact: Katrina Ellis/212-268-4952. An exhibit celebrating Jewish diversity The gallery annex will feature the work of Siona Benjamin, originally from Bombay, now […]

THE DURA EUROPOS PROJECT: An ancient site revisited through 21st century eyes

  Artists examine what the ancient Dura Europos artists did with subject, style, history, idea, underlying texts and their myriad commentaries, and they provide their own 21st century interpretations. This includes depictions of the Jewish texts, episodes from history, ideas of the sacred, evoking a historical style, Jewish and pagan identities, and sacred space. This […]

TZELEM

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 […]