ERUV AND CLOISTER - TOGETHER AT LAST!
Here are some images from our wonderful program with the Cloisters, exploring the architectural and conceptual similarities and differences between Eruvs and Cloisters. The event featured a walking conversation with Eruv history expert and academic advisor for our exhibition It’s a Thin Line, Rabbi Adam Mintz, and Brother Glasenapp, OSB, who spoke about Benedictine cloisters and monasteries.
Thanks to everybody who braved the steamy Friday sun to participate in this fascinating conversation.
FROM THE OPENING TO TRESPASSING, THE 4TH ANNUAL STERN SENIOR ART SHOW
View these wonderful pieces and the fantastic gallery design (made by students) at YU Museum.
Consider the boundaries we cross when looking at art. To create, the artist confronts and overcomes her own limitations, ultimately conceiving and generating a world based on personal knowledge and experience. Where is the viewer in this process?
This 4th Annual Stern Senior Art Exhibition offers you the chance to trespass into the worlds created by its represented artists — each a 2013 graduate from Stern College in Studio Art. Every stroke of charcoal, paint and ink you take in brings you closer to the world they inhabit.
The studio art program at Stern College for Women encourages students to find and nurture their individual artistic voices. Within the college’s Jewish and liberal arts curriculum, the foundation-based program deepens students’ skills of visual and artistic expression, and prepares them for careers in diverse art-related fields. This 4th annual exhibition presents a selection of works by the graduating studio art majors.
Adena Berkowitz, Shoshy Choina, Sofiya Eidzelman, Mia Guttmann, Dorya Jerusalem, Gabrielle Markovitch, Leah Meadvin, Leora Niderberg, Gavi Nitzarim, Ora Presby, Talia Saghian
BIG MOMMA CHARITY - JUST IN TIME FOR MOTHER’S DAY!
Israeli history was shaped largely by charitable giving that sustained (and still sustains) communal institutions that seek to raise up impoverished communities. And this kind of giving was itself a means for creating a cohesive society. Before and in the first decades following Israel’s inception, the Jews moving to their ancient homeland from around the world often arrived with little by way of modern education, let alone the skills that they would need to survive in Israel’s economy.
One organization, AMIT (Americans for Israel and Torah) which took on that name only in 1980, came into being in the 1920s to provide special vocational and religious training to orphaned and immigrant children through schools, workshops, and children’s villages. It was the mother for children without mothers.
In Hebrew the acronym AMIT includes the word mother, and can be interpreted as the beginning of the word for “my mother” or “our mother.” These pendents were gifts to AMIT donors, which they were encouraged to wear to show that they supported this organization.
* “Mother in Israel” pendants, 1984 and 1985, YU MUSEUM colleciton