Jewish Art Salon mentioned in the NY Jewish Week

Our 2 host synagogues received building grants! The Stanton Street Synagogue hosted our first art exhibit "Tzelem", in addition to several panel discussions and art events. Both synagogues have  hosted our salon sessions and additional exhibits. Congratulations to both!

Two Manhattan Shuls Deemed ‘Sacred Sites’

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Stanton Street Synagogue, left, 

and the Sixth Street Community Synagogue.

Two Manhattan synagogues are among 23 “Sacred Sites” in New York State that have received grants for physical repairs form the New York Landmarks Conservancy.
A $30,000 Jewish Heritage Fund Grant to the Stanton Street Synagogue on the Lower East Side will help pay for repairs on the building’s exterior walls, and a grant of $25,000 to the East Village’s Sixth Street Community Synagogue will go towards repairs of its roof and fa├žade.

“You don’t have to be religious to understand that religious institutions contain some of our finest art and architecture. Many also provide vital social service programs and cultural activities that make significant contributions to their communities,” said Peg Breen, Conservancy president, in a statement.

The Stanton Street Synagogue, constructed in 1913 by combining two adjacent tenement buildings, is one of the city’s few surviving “tenement synagogues.” Its space today is rented to arts groups for readings or performances, including the Jewish Art Salon, movie nights and social justice lectures.

Continue reading the article in the Jewish Week

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