3rd Generation Project:
The Art of Business
December 14 – January 29, 2015
The intersection of family, business and Jewish life come together in this exhibit. Four local Jewish family owned businesses spanning three or more generations are documented through photography by Steven Cohen and written interviews by Josh Awend. This exhibit artfully captures the generations at work and shares each families unique story.
“This has been an eye opening experience. Through these interviews and encounters, it has been exciting to uncover the parallels from one family to the next, and to learn that each generation is going through similar struggles and triumphs regardless of their industry. We are in good company in this small world of Jewish family owned businesses,” states Josh Awend of American Drapery Systems, Inc., and project coordinator of this exhibition.
Featured businesses: American Drapery Systems, Inc., Cedar Box Company,
Ernest I. Fink Agency, & Ribnick Fur & Leather.
This project is made possible, in part, by funding from #MakeItHappen Minnesota, a partnership of the Schusterman Philanthropic Network and the Minneapolis Jewish Federation.
RECEPTION - THURSDAY, JANUARY 15 FROM 6 – 8 PM
Food and Live Music
Panel Discussion at 7:00 PM
IN THE SHADOWS
FEATURING PHOTOGRAPHS BY NEW YORK ARTIST, AVIVA KLEIN
February 5 – March 5, 2015
In this portrait series Klein documents women who are currently living in the shadows, showing a glimpse into the life of an Agunah. Agunot are women who are unable to obtain a Jewish divorce, or Gett. “I explore their loneliness and despair, as they contemplate their future,” states Klein.
Aviva Klein is a self-taught photographer and a native New Yorker. She specializes in portraiture and lifestyle photography and is heavily influenced by the human experience.
LIVING MUSEUMThe 5th grade (Hey) classes of the Talmud Torah of Mpls. are delighted to present their Living Museum
March 9 – March 12, 2015
In this project students learn about the history of their families as well as Jewish history through the study of artifacts. Each student will bring in an artifact which will be part of the exhibition. Talmud Torah Faculty: Mary Baumgarten and Carmella Chazin
JEWISH REFUGEES IN SHANGHAI (1933-1941)Concurrent exhibit on display at St. Paul JCC’s Gallery Walk
March 19 – May 7, 2015
Jewish Refugees in Shanghai (1933-1941) tells the human story of some 18,000 Jews who escaped Nazi persecution by fleeing to Shanghai, where they lived for many years as stateless refugees. History is brought to life with photos, personal stories and artifacts from Shanghai’s Jewish Refugee Museum, located in the former Ohel Moshe Synagogue in Shanghai. This exhibit will also feature photos, stories, and artifacts from four Shanghailanders who have roots in Minnesota. Additional events will be coordinated by the sponsors and hosted throughout the Twin Cities community.
RECEPTION - 6 PM, PANEL 7 PM
This exhibit was created by the Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum in Shanghai and by the Confucius Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles.
PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS: Center for Jewish Studies, University of Minnesota Center for Genocide and Holocaust Studies, University of Minnesota, Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota, Sabes Jewish Community Center, St. Paul Jewish Community Center, Tolerance Minnesota, Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota & the Dakotas.