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!
On November 16, 2014, Eliot Spitzer & Alan Dershowitz argued the case against biblical patriarch Abraham before Federal Judge Alison J. Nathan, at The Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center in New York City. The charge: Attempted Murder and Child Endangerment. Audience members served as the jury.
Watch this exciting trial, and then register to be on the jury of: The People vs. Moses , argued by Alan Dershowitz and ABC’s Dan Abrams. Read more & register at emanuelstreickernyc.org/trial.
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At last September’s Global Citizen Festival, Idan Raichel joined Palestinian singer Ali Amr and Alicia Keys in a poignant performance for peace. The Israeli world music singer/songwriter will be here for a special talk and performance on April 11. Get tickets HERE.
As Passover marks college application season, parents and young adults unite in college admissions madness. The best-selling author and New York Times columnist, Frank Bruni, offers his insight with a new book on the subject, “Where You Go Is Not Who You Will Be.” Joined by writer and our return guest, Abigail Pogrebin, Bruni will be here on April 29 discussing hot topics and college myths. Free registration HERE.
It’s safe to say that your bar or bat mitzvah looked nothing like the extravagant celebrations that have become today’s norm. In fact, the first bat mitzvah took place right here in New York in 1922. Find out the whole history when London’s Rabbi Michael Hilton kicks off his US book launch at Skirball on March 19. FREE.
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