The Kehilla Fireside Art Gallery is an ongoing art gallery hosted by Kehilla. Every two months, Kehilla hosts a solo or group show. The shows feature Kehilla members. An artist’s opening reception is held for each new show.

Current show

“Memory” – A Photography Exhibit by Alex Madonik, through August 2nd

Alex writes:

I take photos to help me remember. Every moment, every place, every person is somehow unique and transitory, so we construct memories that we can hold on to. Our minds are full of images and “frames” to put them in, and we are good at constructing memories, most of which are false. We imagine we heard and saw things that we never heard or saw, because we think they are “true.”

We like to say, “the camera doesn’t lie,” and that was at least somewhat true before the age of Photoshop. All I can say is that the images you will see in my Kehilla exhibit are “true” because they correspond to original images or negatives. But, they were selected because they are significant to me. Perhaps their significance will ring true for you, perhaps not. At any rate, you will be able to see the world through my eyes (and mind).

Upcoming show

Third Annual High Holy Days Art Show: Truth

Attention all Kehilla artists!

The Art Gallery Committee invites all Kehilla members to submit two dimensional artwork or framed writing for our Third Annual High Holy Days Art Show. Any piece you create, or have created in the past, that resonates in your heart as a reflection of this year’s theme of “Truth” will be accepted for the exhibit. More details on theme will be provided as they are further developed by the Spiritual Leadership Team. For visual work, feel free to write a short accompanying narrative if you think it will help explain your response to the theme

This year we will again display artwork in the Fireside Room and in other areas of our synagogue to deepen our connection to this sacred, contemplative time and to each other. Please keep in mind that the Fireside Room is used for worship by Kehilla and other congregations in the community. It is also used for children’s classes and as a space for yoga and meditation. With that in mind, we hope to create a show that will complement these activities and enhance our space with works of artistic quality and thoughtful integrity as we usher in 5772. We look forward to your participation!


· Please submit images of your work, identify the medium, and include framed size (width and height) to and by July 20, 2018. You may submit more than one image and we will attempt to hang as many as possible. At least one piece per artist will be displayed.

· All work must come ready to hang. Receiving deadline and hanging guidelines to follow.

· The show will be on display beginning on September 7, and the reception will be held on September 15 from 3-5pm

Please contact and with any questions, and look for updates in our Kehilla weekly and Kol Kehilla.

Fireside Art Gallery committee:

Lisa Korwin, Chair

Nancy Feinstein

Sasha Gottfried

Ruth Koch

Lynn Lazarus

Bob Olken

Helayne Waldman

To reach the committee, email