This Seder plate from our Bernard Museum was created by Jerusalem’s Bezalel School of Arts & Crafts in 1920. The design school was founded in 1906 by Boris Schatz, a Lithuanian Jew and ardent Zionist, to train and develop Jewish artists. With encouragement from Theodor Herzl, he opened the first-ever Jewish art school and would later become known as the father of Israeli art.
Today, the Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design has evolved into one of the world’s most prestigious art schools. Inscribed with the Seder rituals, this 100-year old Seder plate reminds us of Passover’s indelible timelessness.
The Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center wishes you and your families a happy and healthy Passover!