Cultural Center Planned for Toronto
As CAJM members discovered at the 2007 conference in Toronto, hosted by the Beth Tzedec Reuben and Helene Dennis Museum, the area is rich with Jewish assets - and two years from now, these will be joined by the UJA's Sherman Campus. This new, 27-acre community
center will include CAJM's collegial institutions the Koffler Centre of the Arts
and the National Centre for Jewish Knowledge & Heritage, which encompasses the Holocaust Centre of Toronto, Latner Jewish
Library, and Ontario Jewish Archives. All will have a dramatic setting alongside a lush ravine, and will be linked to wellness, senior and early childhood centers by open walkways and exhibition areas. Architects
Mansoor Kazerouni and Sol Wassermuhl are
creating a vibrant cultural and recreational hub for Jews and peoples of all faiths and backgrounds.
|New Member 1: JCC in Manhattan|
The wall-to-wall programming schedule
at the JCC in Manhattan is like Gotham in microcosm: bursting with
vitality and with something for nearly everyone. Varied theater, dance, media, literature and art events - from performances by the Folksbiene performances to a Faigele Film Festival - take place alongside recreational, culinary, educational and spiritual programs.
Under Rabbi Joy
Levitt, executive director, and Karen Sander, senior director of arts
and culture, offerings encourage audiences to make art and create community around it. Now on view in this new CAJM member's gallery: photographic portraits by Robert Giard.
|New Member 2: MN's Tychman Shapiro|
The Tychman Shapiro Gallery is a pivotal part of the Sabes Jewish
Community Center in Minneapolis, MN. It offers a space for fine artists to exhibit
Jewish-themed work and for Jewish artists to show work on themes inside or outside
of their faith system. Opening receptions, informative and
engaging discussions with the artists, and other enriching programs deepen visitors' appreciation and understanding of the exhibits.
Currently the Gallery is accepting submissions for Profiling:
Exploring the Faces of Diversity within the Jewish Community. In a
world where racial and ethnic boundaries are becoming increasingly
obscured, this juried exhibit will explore how the American Jewish
community is also taking on a new identity. Artists are invited to
submit representational or conceptual self-portraits reflecting
elements of diversity within their Jewish identity.
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