Temple Adas Israel shows work of Julian Voloj.

Former Jacob Schiff Jewish Center, Bronx;
today a department store.
Forgotten Heritage: Uncovering New York’s Hidden Jewish Past, an exhibition of work by German born photographer/writer Julian Voloj, will be on display at Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor from March 6th to April 13. 

The show depicts the rediscovery of nearly forgotten bits of Jewish Heritage in once vibrant Jewish communities.  Mr. Voloj, who now lives in New York,  is dedicated to preserving Jewish history and culture in New York City. 
Reception for the artist Sunday March 11th from 3-5 PM. The art, which will be for sale, will be on view before and after worship services on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings - and by appointment by calling the Temple, 631-725-0904. 

          Mr. Voloj photographed his works as part of his search for Jewish heritage in New York City, the world’s largest Jewish Diaspora.  He took off on his bicycle, in a race against the clock, to capture images in areas like the South Bronx, Harlem and Brownsville where there were once thriving Jewish communities.  He pursued his goal armed only with old street maps, hoping to preserve the “art” from Jewish sites about to be demolished -or that now were being used as churches or apartment houses.. In his quest,  he  re-discovered some nearly forgotten Jewish history. 

Part of the facade of the former Schiff Jewish Center

            He is a member of the Jewish Art Salon in New York and has won many awards for his work, which has appeared in various publications and has been exhibited in many venues both in the U.S. and Europe.  In 2007 he was commissioned by The Forward for a book, A Living Lens ...a  book Jonathan Safran Foer called “not only an amazing book, but an invaluable artifact and work of art.”

Temple Adas Israel is located at Elizabeth Street and Atlantic Avenue in Sag Harbor. For further information visit the temple’s website, www.templeadasisrael.org email info@templeadasisrael.org or call the temple office, 631-725-0904.

Contact: Ann Chwatsky, 631-725-0904

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