The Teitelbaum Family Center for the Arts presents rotating exhibitions that explore Jewish culture, values and our community at large by showcasing a wide variety of mediums. All exhibits are free of charge and open to the public.
Laurie Wohl’s Birds of Longing: Exile and Memory
March 14th - May 2nd
Artist Reception with Laurie on Thursday, March 31st | 5:30pm
This project interweaves Muslim, Jewish, and Christian poetry and spiritual texts from the period of convivencia (co-existence) in Spain (8th-15th centuries), and from modern Middle Eastern poets, particularly Palestinian and Israeli.
Emphasis is on the common themes and striking parallels between Arabic and Hebrew texts, similarly rich in their poetry of spiritual love, an extensive poetry of exile, and poetry of nostalgia for Andalusia.
The project contains Wohl’s weavings, as well as an audio component which consists of readings in English, Arabic, and Hebrew that are interwoven to create a soundscape illustrating the commonality of the Middle Eastern languages.
Wohl will be at the JCC on March 31st as part of an interfaith panel discussion.
Silicon Valley Music Festival Through the Years
May 16th-June 30th
Take a look at the APJCC’s annual music festival and share in the memories through photographs and posters as we prepare for this year’s festival.
Jews of Color: A Renaissance
July 12th-September 12th
Ten large canvasses by Oakland painter Sam Renaissance, paired with Bryan Schwartz’s photos from the “Jews of Color” exhibition that inspired them. Each takes a fresh approach to the question of diversity. Mr. Renaissance, who himself is African-American and not Jewish, was captivated by the photographs’ challenge to stereotypes both of Jews and of communities of color, and hopes the exhibit will create a new paradigm in art and in people’s thinking about religion and race.
Scattered Among the Nations: A Celebration of Jewish Diversity
Sunday, August 7th – Save the Date
This event is still in the planning stages--more details will be coming soon. We can tell you that Bryan Schwartz, the photographer whose photos inspired the paintings will be here to give a presentation on his project and to sign books. In addition, Jay Sand will be performing children's music from around the world; and there will be other activities as well.
The APJCC Teilbaum Family Center for the Arts accepts submissions year round for multi media artwork including but not limited to painting, drawing, sculpture, tapestry and photography. Submitted artwork will be reviewed by our Cultural Arts Commitee and kept on file for possible future shows. There is no fee for submissions. You will be contacted by the JCC directly if selected for a possible exhibition. Please send artist bio/history along with at least 3 images showcasing your work to firstname.lastname@example.org Please include information as to your interest in presenting at the APJCC.
All of the 2015-16 Art Exhibitions are made possible, in part, by a gift from Cookie Addison & Family.
All Cultural Arts programs at the APJCC are made possible, in part, by generous contributions from Sylvia & Leonard Metz, Doris & Rick Davis, and Bill Lister.
The APJCC is proud to be a part of the Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood, co-funded by the Koret Foundation and the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, and supported further by the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley, and donors like you.