Congregation Beth Israel Judea in San Francisco will be transformed into an art gallery for one long weekend, Jan. 17-20, to promote Israeli art and artists.
Held in partnership with the National Council of Jewish Women San Francisco, “Fine Art from the Holy Land Show and Sale” will open with a cocktail preview party with live jazz music, and continue with a “lunch and learn” afternoon; a Shabbat concert and reception; and a free panel discussion on joint efforts by Israel and California to fight human trafficking.
Every day will also have drop-in viewing hours.
The exhibition and sale consists of over 1,000 works of art from the Safrai Gallery in Jerusalem, including oil paintings, watercolors, lithographs and etchings. The artists represent the diverse origins of the Israeli art community, such as the late Czech-born Shraga Weil, a World War II survivor, whose lithograph “Phoenix Bird II” is in the exhibit; and Slava Ilyayev, a contemporary artist born in Baku, Azerbaijan, who immigrated to Israel in 2001 and who paints and teaches art in Israeli schools and academies. Other artists include Avi Ben Simhon of Morocco; Dorit Levi, born in Israel of Yemeni parents; Alexander Klevan of Siberia; and many others.
Complete information and tickets for paid events can be found at fashlcocktailparty.brownpapertickets.com. For more information, contact Aimee Golant at (415) 682-7128 or [email protected]. Congregation Beth Israel Judea is located at 625 Brotherhood Way