21. June 17 - August 12, 2005

THE BEAUTY OF HOLINESS: JUDAIC TREASURES

From the Collections of:

The Temple Judea Museum - Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel

The Leon and Julia Obermayer Collection - The Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art - Congregation Rodeph Shalom.

DESCRIPTION: Through important, respective collections of Judaica and Jewish Art these two Reform congregations demonstrate a shared appreciation for the vital expression of Jewish identity, ritual and belief.

Images:

Left: TJM - Large Italian Amulet, 18th century

Right: TJM - Torah decorations by Daniel Blumberg, 20th century