themes2021 - 22
gallery opening | BEGINNINGS - 09.18.21
September 6 | Rosh Hashanah
September 15 | Yom Kippur
September 20 | Sukkot
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is one of Judaism’s holiest days. Meaning “head of the year” or “first of the year,” the festival begins on the first day of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar, which falls during September or October. Rosh Hashanah commemorates the creation of the world and marks the beginning of the Days of Awe, a 10-day period of introspection and repentance that culminates in the Yom Kippur holiday.
gallery opening | welcome/gather - 10.09.21
On Sukkot we celebrate and give thanks for the Fall harvest. During this joyous festival, we build fragile and temporary huts, called sukkot, that remind us of the fragility of life and when we wandered in the desert, homeless, for 40 years. During the holiday, we sleep and share meals in communal and family sukkot structures.
Consider: Every moment is a fresh beginning. How will you live your life more mindfully?
Consider: What do you hope to gather and share with others?
gallery opening | earth - 01.15.22
January 16 | Tu Bishvat
Tu Bishvat has developed into an ecological holiday reminding Jews of our connection to the earth and to our role as caretakers of the environment. The commemorative tradition is to plant trees here or in Israel as well as to restate a commitment to preserving the planet.
Consider: How will you honor and reconnect to the Earth this year?
gallery opening | Hineni-03.12.22
March 16 | Purim
“Hineni” literally means “here I am.” To say “hineni” expresses a yearning for a spiritual awakening, a moment, however fleeting, in which we feel close to the heart of the Universe.
Purim commemorates the time the Jewish people were saved from extermination in the ancient Persian empire by the courage of a young Jewish woman called Esther.
Consider: What imaginative and symbolic masks do you wear? How can removing your mask reveal more of your true self?