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Based in Montclair, NJ, Rachel Kanter is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, School For American Crafts.

Rachel has shown her work at The Jewish Museum in NYC, the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, American Jewish University, Hebrew Union College, the Society for the Advancement of Judaism and Temple Emanu-El in NYC among other places. Her piece “Fringed Garment” is in the permanent collection of The Jewish Museum.

In addition, she has lectured and given workshops at the Jewish Theological Seminary, Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley, PA, Temple Adath Yeshurun in Syracuse, NY and Brandeis House in NYC.

Her work has been featured in the book 500 Judaica as well as American Craft Magazine, Lilith Magazine, Hadassah Magazine and Zeek. Rachel is on the executive team of the Jewish Art Salon in NYC.

Selected solo exhibitions:

“Reinventing Ritual”,  The Jewish Museum, New York, NY.

“The New Sacred – Ritual Textiles by Rachel Kanter”,  Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art, Philadelphia, PA.

“Rachel Kanter – Ritual Cloth”,Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford, CT.

Selected group exhibitions:

“Artist’s Beit Midrash, Bernard Judaica Museum and Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning, NY,

“A Stitch in Jewish Time: Provocative Textiles”, Hebrew Union College, NY,

“Reading the Visual/Visualizing the Text”, Jewish Theological Seminary, NY

“Art We Use”, Dairy Barn, OH.

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