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Across Divides: Borders and Boundaries in Contemporary Art

Grounded in the description in the biblical Book of Genesis that the world came into being through a series of divisions—light and darkness, day and night, sea and land, animals and human beings—this exhibition explores how individuals and communities maintain their distinctiveness, yet also reach across divides. The artists address boundaries that may be physical or spiritual, exist in law or in tradition, and traverse secular and religious life as they confront issues of gender, geographies and Jewish, cultural and national identities. This exhibition of 28 works by 17 artists was organized by guest curator Reba Wulkan. As a member of the American Alliance of Museums, Hebrew Home at Riverdale by RiverSpring Health is committed to publicly exhibiting its art collection throughout its 32-acre campus, including Derfner Judaica Museum and a sculpture garden overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection provide educational and cultural programming for all visitors, including residents of the Hebrew Home, their families and the general public who come from throughout New York City, its surrounding suburbs and elsewhere. RiverSpring Health is a nonprofit, non-sectarian geriatric organization serving more than 12,000 older adults through its resources and community service programs. Museum hours: Sunday–Thursday, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Art Collection and exhibitions open daily, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Call 718 581.1596 for holiday hours or to schedule group tours, or for further information visit our website at http://riverspringhealth.org/art

Place: Derfner Judaica Museum, 5901 Palisade Ave, Bronx, NY 10471

Date: 03/26/2017 to 7/30/2017

Type: Other

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American Jewish Artists at the Cincinnati Skirball Museum

During the month of May, the Cincinnati Skirball Museum on the historic campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion will feature a self-guided tour of a selection of works of art created by American Jewish artists. Among the featured artists are Moses Jacob Ezekiel, Henry Mosler, Leonard Baskin, Corinne Soiken Strauss,and Linda Gissen. Check museum website for open hours.

Place: Skirball Museum, 3101 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220

Date: 05/02/2017 to 5/30/2017

Type: Exhibition

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When Women Wore Hats

A celebration of the Jewish women of Columbus Ohio and the Jewish women's organizations they have supported. The Historical Collection of the Columbus Jewish Historical Society will open an exhibit and have associated programming. A smaller associated exhibit can be seen at Bexley Public Library May 1-30.

Place: Columbus Jewish Historical Society, 1175 College Ave., Columbus, OH 43209

Date: 05/23/2017 7:00 PM to 11/30/2017 9:00 PM

Type: Exhibition

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Annual National Memorial Day Shabbat

The National Museum of American Jewish Military History presently lists 56 identified Jewish service people who have given their lives in defense of our country in Iraq and Afghanistan. On this Memorial Day weekend, and hopefully countless Memorial Day weekends thereafter, we are asking all of the synagogues Jewish organizations throughout our nation to read the names of these Fallen Heroes in memorial. Please present this list of the Fallen Heroes to your Rabbi, Executive Director, or Organizational President and ask him or her to read it with reverence on this coming Memorial Day weekend. In remembering the names of our fallen brothers and sisters, we succeed in honoring their memories in perpetuity. Our Annual National Memorial Day Shabbat Service will be held at 6th and I Historic Synagogue on Friday, May 26, 2017. Join us for a Carlebach-inspired service led by Chazzan Larry Paul and musician Robyn Helzner, followed by dinner and Shabbat singing.

Place: National Museum of American Jewish Military Histor, 601 I St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Date: 05/26/2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Type: Other

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