Beth Shalom Synagogue:Chester,CT

Rarely does an event at this- dare I say any- synagogue not include a nosh. Guess it was food for the eyes as Robin Cembalist from ArtNews presented a history of Jewish art. Seems Jews were not allowed to join the painter’s guilds for centuries, so had to use other mediums like textiles and paper cut outs. Some of the Jewish art she showed was done by goys; some certainly mimicked them, looking like Rembrandt and others. Pretty interesting. Restroom is on the functional side which seems appropriate.

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