Jewish Arts Update

Synagogues Harmonize as One 

Columbus Jewish Foundation funding for the Jewish arts has been instrumental in bringing Building Singing Communities activities this weekend to Temple Israel, Congregation Tifereth Israel and Congregation Agudas Achim, featuring musician in residence Joey Weisenberg. Weisenberg is the author of Building Singing Communities: A Practical Guide to Unlocking the Power of Music in Jewish Prayer.


Jerusalem on View at COSI

The Foundation-sponsored National Geographic film, Jerusalem, showing through May 31 at COSI, continues to draw large numbers.  J-Reach, the JCC’s community outreach program, is hosting a community viewing of the 3D IMAX film this Sunday afternoon.  For more info contact Becca Nitzberg at bnitzberg@columbusjcc.org.


Tapestries Tell Sisters’ Travails in Evading Nazis

In 36 embroidered and sewn narrative tapestries, Esther Nisenthal Krinitz tells her heart-wrenching story of narrowly surviving the Holocaust in Poland.  The images on exhibit through June 14 at the Columbus Museum of Art move from childhood to escape.  “Her works are strikingly beautiful,” according to the Columbus Dispatch. “[Krinitz'] skillful needlework and the composition of her scenes are filled with blooming flowers and other images that disguise the horror of Hitler’s ‘final solution.’” Support for the exhibit comes from the Foundation’s Jewish Arts endowment funds. Read the Columbus Dispatch review here.

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