BEYOND THE NARROW PLACE: A Virtual Exhibition by members of the Barbara C. Freedman Artists’ Beit Midrash at the Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center, NYC, facilitated by Tobi Kahn.

Virtual Opening: Monday June 7, 7:00 – 8:30 pm EDT


Participating Jewish Art Salon members:

Vicki Reikes Fox, Sandra Indig, Rachel Kanter, Susan Kaplow and Arlene Sokolow

Other artists: Beth Brenzel, Barry R. Friedfertig, Hedda Kafka, Maryann King, Ronni Pressman, Laura Orefice Stevens, Anna Weider-Blank, Nili Weissman . 

Seeing is at the heart of Torah, belying a reductive interpretation of the Second Commandment. Color, space, design, beauty and terror all are present directly and enduringly.

Members of the Visual Artists’ Beit Midrash have continued to be inspired by Jewish texts and art-sharing during the pandemic. Under the guidance of Rabba Wendy Ansellem of Yeshivat Maharat, they have studied talmudic and hasidic texts relevant to our extraordinary times. With the leadership of artist Tobi Kahn they have critiqued and encouraged one another’s work.

Please join for a virtual opening on Monday, June 7th, at 7:00 PM (EDT) to view the work the artists have created and listen to them describe their work and experience during this time. On view will be their paintings, sculptures and installation works, many of which were created in spite of or because of the pandemic.

The Streicker Academy Artists’ Beit Midrash, co-founded by Rabbi Leon Morris and artist Tobi Kahn 20 years ago, is a community of artists who analyze, interrogate and create.

Gratitude to the family of Barbara C. Freedman z”l (and former Jewish art Salon member), for their bequest in Barbara’s memory.