Ethiopia's Jews; Photos by Joan Roth and Children's Paintings by Maureen Kushner

THE GOODMAN FAMILY JUDAIC & ARCHIVAL MUSEUM

Photographer Joan Roth: Ethiopia's Jews

Temple Israel’s Goodman Family Judaic and Archival Museum is proud to feature an exhibit by internationally acclaimed photographer, Joan Roth. Photographed in Ethiopia prior to Operations Moses and Solomon and later, during the early years in Israel until the present, Roth found the stories of Ethiopia’s Jews “profoundly touching.”

Her photographs are in many major museums and private collections. She is “thrilled” to be exhibiting at the Goodman Family Archival and Judaic Museum and is dedicating this exhibit in honor of her sister and brother-in-law, Margie and William Krasnick, Temple Israel Members for over 50 years. Their “love and lifelong generosity, goodness and kindness is beyond words.”

 

I Lift Up My Eyes Unto the Mountains, Psalm 21
Paintings by Ethiopian-Israeli Children
By:  Maureen Kushner

This exhibition was created by art educator, Maureen Kushner. Ethiopian students from schools throughout Israel - many for the first time - paint scenes from their Ethiopian villages, the night treks of their families' exodus, the airlifts of Operation Moses and Solomon, and their new life in Israel.

The children paint how their families left their village tukuls - huts in the dark of night. The paintings, many in vibrant colors of the Ethiopian and Israeli flags, depict women with injera (bread), Lions of Judah, Qesoch (priests) with embroidered umbrellas blessing the travelers.

New York/Israeli art teacher and educator, Maureen Kushner, based her work with the Ethiopian children on Psalm 21: I Lift up my eyes unto the mountains, from whence cometh my help.

Maureen adds, "For two thousand years, the Ethiopian Jews held a vision of Jerusalem as a beautiful, golden city of peace-loving people living in  harmony, flowing with pure waters."

Temple Israel’s Goodman Family Judaic and Archival Museum is proud to feature this exhibit brought to us by photographer, Joan Roth.

Joan Roth is “thrilled” to be exhibiting at the Goodman Family Archival and Judaic Museum and is dedicating this exhibit in honor of her sister and brother-in-law, Margie and William Krasnick, Temple Israel Members for over 50 years. Their “love and lifelong generosity, goodness and kindness is beyond words.”
 
For more information, please contact Tracie Fienman, Director of Programming at 248-661-5700 or tfienman@temple-israel.org

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