The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County is pleased to announce the installation of Jewish Journeys, an exhibit of photographs exploring the rich beauty of Jewish locales and objects from around the world. The goal of the exhibit is to display a varied collection of quality photographs which have a connection to Jewish content or theme and that reflect a global Jewish perspective as well as the personal interpretations and vision of the photographers.
Featured are works by Joel Morgovsky, of Lincroft; Faith Wight, of Princeton; Simon Zelingher, of Marlboro; Ellen Rubinstein, of Holmdel, Norman Schwinger of Monroe, Phyllis Solomon of Marlboro, Julie Warshawsky of Howell; Rabbi Sally Priesand, of Ocean Township; Bernadette Sabatini, of Eatontown; and Lynn Danzig, whose family resides in Little Silver. Each photographer has captured a moment or place with a distinct character and feel that reveals the Jewish identity of the location.
While many of the photographs are of sites in Israel, other locales such as Rome, Poland, Czechoslovakia, and St. Thomas populate the display. There are iconic locales including the Western Wall in Jerusalem, the unbelievable Masada, and other unique locations that include subjects of hidden streets and bazaars.
The design of the exhibit was accomplished with the guidance of Arlene Smelson, retired art teacher and curator of exhibits at Chhange at Brookdale Community College; and the assistance of Lynn Reich, also a retired art educator; Susan Richman language educator; and Faith Wight, art educator and photographer.
The exhibit is open for viewing from the beginning of September, and will be on display through December 2015. An Artists’ Reception is planned for Sunday, September 27 from 3pm to 5pm. There is no charge for the Reception, but donations will be accepted. Reservations are recommended.
Sponsor: The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County