Chuck Fishman: Roots, Resilience and Renewal—A Portrait of Polish Jews, 1975–2016

In 1975, the young photographer Chuck Fishman traveled to Poland to photograph what he has described “was then a dwindling remnant of a once-vibrant Jewish community on the brink of extinction.”* Returning several times between 1975 and 1983, Fishman’s images provide rare glimpses into Jewish life during a period when Jews in the West had little or no access to their Polish forebears in the post-Holocaust era.

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Jane Trigère: Women of the Balcony

Jane Trigère: Women of the Balcony On view October 30, 2011 – February 5, 2012 Jane Trigère and Susan Chevlowe, Director, Derfner Judaica Museum A Conversation Susan Chevlowe: What brought you to Congregation Ohav Sholaum and what did you first encounter there? Can you describe how it looked inside and what went through your mind? […]

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Micaela Amato: Exile Traces

Micaela Amato: Exile Traces On view March 6–May 22, 2011 Micaela Amato and Susan Chevlowe, Director, Derfner Judaica Museum A Conversation Susan Chevlowe: Sephardi Jews trace their roots to the Iberian Peninsula and have distinct customs, rituals and practices associated with the traditions of that locale and its diaspora communities. Your art engages your own […]

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