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The following exhibitions previously were on display at the
Herbert & Eileen Bernard Museum of Judaica…


 


 



 


VISUALIZING THE BIBLE:
WORKS BY DAVID WANDER

This exhibition will explore themes of Jewish myth, history and biblical narrative through the works of New York-based artist David Wander. Wander creates books that meld the traditions of biblical pictorial cycles, medieval Hebrew manuscript illumination and contemporary graphic illustration. The exhibition will feature eight narratives: Esther, Ruth, Song of Songs, Lamentations, Jonah, David, Judith and the Golem of Prague. View the online exhibition »

 



 


CONVERSATIONS WITH SACRED SPACE
This online exhibition examines the emotional and artistic responses to the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary at Temple Emanu-El. Inspired by the interplay between the delicate imagery in the stained glass windows and the vast proportions of the space, Sarah Davis, a New York-based artist, created a series of paintings to convey her transformative experience within the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary. In addition to showcasing Ms. Davis’ delicate watercolors, the online exhibition also features artwork produced by our Religious School students.
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JUSTIFY YOUR EXISTENCE: GRAPHIC POSTERS FROM THE MOLDOVAN FAMILY COLLECTION
“Justify Your Existence” features the graphic poster as a call to Jewish social action. Drawn primarily from the years between World War I and World War II, these posters address a specifically Jewish audience — one that was becoming increasingly aware of its responsibility to play an active role in the events which affected their lives.
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THE WRITING ON THE WALL:
EARLY MODERN BROADSIDES FROM THE VALMADONNA TRUST LIBRARY

Originating almost as early as printing itself in the West, broadsides — single sheets of paper printed on only one side and posted where passersby might read them — served as communal notices, official pronouncements or sources of public information in a time before newspapers.
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BEZALEL: ART, CRAFT &
JEWISH NATIONAL IDENTITY

The Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts was named for the artisan chosen by God in the Bible. It comprised more than 30 different workshops specializing in carpet-weaving, silver design, wood and ivory carving, and other skills. E.M. Lilien, Ze’ev Raban and Meir Gur-Arie were among the school’s distinguished artists.
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PAST PERFECT
From 1898 until 1918, a period known as the “Golden Age of the Postcard,” countless picture postcards were produced and mailed throughout the world. It was within this larger popular context that the Jewish postcards featured in this exhibition were produced. European and American Jews participated fully in the “postcard craze.
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HOUSES OF LIFE
Jewish cemeteries, called “Houses of Life” in Hebrew, remain a vital part of the tapestry of Jewish experience. In Europe, they testify to the changing circumstances, emerging rituals, intense persecution and endless revitalization that accompanied the Jewish migration. This exhibition offers a photographic view of immensely varied Jewish burial grounds across Europe, spanning more than 2,000 years.
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SANCTUARY REVEALED
In December 2006, the Herbert & Eileen Bernard Museum of Judaica created this exhibition featuring photographs taken by the architects upon the completion of the original construction in 1929, presented in dialogue with corresponding images taken during the course of the recent restoration.
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