Monday, September 21, 2015

JEWISH HERITAGE MUSEUM IN FREEHOLD PRESENTS “JEWISH JOURNEYS” PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT

Schwinger - Aron KodeshJewish Journeys – A Photography Exhibit

WHEN: 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.
WHERE:
The Jewish Heritage Museum is located in the Mounts Corner Shopping Center, at 310 Mounts Corner Drive Freehold, NJ, at the corner of Route 537 and Wemrock Road. It is on the second floor of the historic Levi Solomon Barn.

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.  (Top: Norman Schwinger, Synagogue Interior: Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas, Aron Kodesh [Holy Ark], Eternal Light, sand floor)

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.

For more information or to make a reservation for the Reception, call the Museum at 732-252-6990, or visit www.jhmomc.org.  The JHMOMC is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is handicapped accessible.