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Brit Atid

Today I attended a memorable B-Mitzvah celebration. The Jewish Journey Project featured eight 12 and 13 year old participants in their Covenant for the Future event at the JCC Manhattan. How did these students express their Torah portion? They made stop-motion videos about it. Or they played on musical instruments with music related to their parsha. […]

Jewish Lifecycle Class

Spring 2016 I taught a class “Marking What Matters: the Jewish Lifecycle”. This was part of the Jewish Journey Project on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Fifth and sixth graders learned about Brit Milah, Baby Naming, Bar / Bat Mitzvah, Wedding and Death. They created art and books based on these topics. We have had very lively discussions and […]

Mentoring COJECO Blueprint Fellowship Artists

The Council of Jewish Émigré Community Organizations hired me to mentor one of their artists with her Chavruta Bots project. COJECO is the central coordinating body of the Russian-speaking Jewish community of New York. The BluePrint Fellowship brings together a select group of Russian-speaking Jewish artists, intellectuals, and innovators to explore the link between personal identity and creativity. […]

Art Exhibit for Yiddish New York

I co-curated the art exhibit The Jew As The “Other”. This exhibition is in conjunction with the Yiddish New York, a new festival celebrating Yiddish Music, Language and Culture. The exhibit will take place on the Lower East Side from Wednesday, December 23rd through Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 Opening reception  Wednesday, December 23  from 5:00-8:00 PM. Abrazo […]

Jerusalem Biennale 2015

Yona Verwer will be exhibiting at the Jerusalem Biennale for Contemporary Jewish Art. Her collaboration with artist Cynthia Beth Rubin will be shown at the Jewish Art Salon’s Pavilion at the Polonsky Academy (Van Leer Institute). The exhibit New York / New Work: Contemporary Jewish Art from NYC is curated by Dvora Liss and David Sperber. Cynthia and Yona are showing an […]

Jewish Art Salon Session at the Bernard Museum

I am co-hosting an informal Jewish art session in NYC, Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 6:30 – 8pm Temple Emanu-El – Herbert & Eileen Bernard Museum 1 East 65th Street, New York, NY. 212 744 1400 Presenters: David Wander and Warren Klein (Curator) Come meet the curator and artists. Light refreshments will be served. On view will […]

JOMIX Art Exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art

I helped organize a Jewish comics art exhibit and catalog. JOMIX – Jewish Comics; Art & Derivation is on view at The Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art till November 15th Opening Reception & Gallery Tour – Tuesday, October 15, 2015│6:00-7:30pm  Guest Speakers Joel Silverstein, Richard McBee and Aimee Rubensteen, Exhibit Curators, Jewish Art Salon. Introductions by Yona Verwer, President Jewish Art Salon. Philadelphia Museum of Jewish […]

Brit Atid Art Project

I was priviliged to assist a 13 year-old student with her art project for a Brit Atid ceremony at the JCC Manhattan, organized by the Jewish Journey Project. Based on her Parsha Shemot, this student chose to portray Pharaoh, who was threatened by the Israelites’ growing numbers, ordering the two midwives, Shirah and Puah, to kill all Jewish […]

Jewish Journey Project

This semester I taught 2 classes at Manhattan’s Jewish Journey Project: My Multi-Media Jewish Calendar  (3rd & 4th grade) and Ethics of our Fathers & Mothers: Bookmaking (5th & 6th grade). The Jewish Journey Project (JJP) is a revolutionary educational initiative for children in grades 3-8. JJP is a collaborative, innovative, and flexible model that […]

JOMIX Exhibit at the UJA – NY

I helped organize an art exhibit and tour of JOMIX — Jewish Comics; Art & Derivation at the UJA-Federation of New York. Exhibition was on view March 1 – May 8, 2015. Gallery talk & tour with guest speakers: Karen Green, Graphic Novel Librarian, Columbia University
. Joel Silverstein and Richard McBee, Exhibit Curators, Jewish Art Salon. The exhibit […]