Tag Archives: Jewish feminist

The Book of Sarah by Sarah Lightman

The Book of Sarah is missing from the bible, so British artist Sarah Lightman sets out to make her own: questioning religion, family, motherhood and what it takes to be an artist, in this quietly subversive visual autobiography from NW3. Distilled from hundreds of intensely beautiful diary drawings into a compelling narrative of identity, The Book of […]

Jewish Feminist Art Conference at Yale University

Jewish women played a significant role in the feminist art movement since the early 1970s in the United States, grappling with their Jewish identity through their art. This conference brings together leading scholars and artists to examine this field of feminist art created by Jewish women and Jewish-themed feminist art. The conference aims to revisit […]

New Art Exhibit Highlights Increasing Invisibility of Women in Jewish Media

“My gender is slowly being made to disappear from the Orthodox Jewish world.” By LEAH FINKELSHTEYN, July 11, 2018 The JOFA blog published an article about the Jewish Art Salon’s exhibition The Invisible Jew at Detour Gallery in Red Bank, NJ. … It takes images to counter a lack of images. The visual to address the slow […]

Aimee Rubensteen on niddah and Miami architecture

Curator Aimee Rubensteen wrote an article on Jewish Women Open Up About Getting Their Periods – These women reflect on Niddah. “One of the great challenges in living a Jewish feminist life is finding the balance between maintaining tradition and upholding feminist principles.”  … “I’ve been questioning everything about my Jewish upbringing and the heteropatriarchy embedded within […]

THE INVISIBLE JEW – CALL FOR ART

  THE INVISIBLE JEW The Jewish Art Salon is accepting submissions for an exhibition to take place in New York City in the near future. Co-sponsored by JOFA, the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance, Art Kibbutz, and Hevria. About the exhibition: Lately, there have been several news items about the disadvantages of being a woman in Orthodox Judaism. […]

David Sperber at the World Congress of Jewish Studies

The Seventeenth World Congress of Jewish Studies will take place from August 6 to 10, 2017 at the Mount Scopus Campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. David Sperber’s lecture  for the conference (8/8/2017) is titled “Mikva Dreams: The Jewish Feminist Art of Mierle Laderman Ukeles in the United States during the 1970s and the 1980s”. […]

Helène Aylon Exhibit at Brandeis

THE HADASSAH-BRANDEIS INSTITUTE AND THE KNIZNICK GALLERY Present: Afterword: For the Children, an exhibition by Helène Aylon. Monday, March 20, 2017 – Friday, June 16, 2017. Tuesday, March 21, 5:00 pm Introduction to the exhibition with Helène Aylon.  Tuesday, March 21, 6:00-8:00 pm Artist Reception.  Read David Sperber’s essay in the catalog here. “Our forefathers were searching for […]

Visual Art Conference; David Sperber examines the Jewish feminist work of Helene Aylon

Curator David Sperber will present at a conference at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. His subject will be the art of Helene Aylon. Sperber will examine Aylon’s Jewish feminist work: its reception and contributions to both Jewish museums and religious communities, by analyzing the interactions between the artist, the curators and rabbis. Noting the […]