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Music to My Ears

08/03/2022 09:44:45 AM


Fine Arts Committee

Music to My Ears, installed in the Lehrman Garden, is the title of the beautiful sculpture generously gifted to Temple Sinai by long-time congregants Andrea and Dr. Steve Steinman.

Steve, with advanced art degrees, has exhibited his sculpture and photography in galleries and museums across the country and abroad. His current work is a series called L’dor V’dor, a phrase that literally means from generation to generation. Steve has incorporated recycling into his art, transforming society’s castoffs to meaningful sculptural shapes. 

Through his work, Steve endeavors to strengthen the bonds between generations by emphasizing the reuse of materials that have found a place in our lives.

Many thanks to Flora Rosefsky! We heard many wonderful comments about her artwork, which hung in the lobby gallery during May and June.

The Temple Sinai Fine Arts Committee is currently planning the exhibition calendar for the coming year.  Past exhibits have provided our congregation and visitors the good fortune to enjoy exhibits of fine art by several of our talented members and friends.  If you (or someone you know) would be interested in exhibiting two-dimensional art – drawing, painting or photography – for a 2-month period in 2023, please contact Fine Arts Committee Members Judie Jacobs or Robin Pollack for details.

New Orleans or “Bust”!
The first words from some of the 25 congregants who visited New Orleans in March with Rabbi Ron and Jill Segal, were all about the food - Israeli lunch at Café Saba – new and trendy, Café du Monde - a “must for coffee and beignets”, and Paladar 511 – “a wonderful treat and local favorite”!   With great enthusiasm they talked about the centerpiece of the trip, the new Museum of Southern Jewish Experience, where an extensive collection of Southern Jewish History is housed.  Temple Sinai member Jay Tannenbaum, Director of the Museum, was very helpful in recommending things to include in the itinerary, and Anna Tucker, the Museum’s curator, led the group throughout the exhibition and provided a wealth of knowledge. During a guided walking tour of the Garden District, they learned much about the early settlement of New Orleans and Jewish families who were part of that history as well as who inhabits those homes today, and at the historic Touro Synagogue, they learned more about the rich history of the first Jewish community in New Orleans. Additional places of interest were the World War II Museum, Andy Pollack’s Glass Studio and Gallery, the New Orleans Museum of Art Sculpture Gardens, New Orleans Holocaust Memorial, and the Monument to the Immigrant.  “It was a jam-packed three days and everyone returned home with a renewed appreciation and understanding of the important contributions made by the first Jewish immigrants.”  

Sat, December 10 2022 16 Kislev 5783