“The hour calls for high moral grandeur and spiritual audacity.” 

— Abraham Joshua Heschel, 1963

The Art Gallery Committee invites all Kehilla members to submit two dimensional artwork or framed writing for our Second 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: “Facing our Times with Spiritual Audacity, will be accepted for the exhibit.  For visual work, feel free to write a short accompanying narrative if you think it will help explain your response to the theme.

As Kehilla’s spiritual leadership explains:

Since last year’s High Holy Days, so much has happened. Many things that some of us have taken for granted are under assault.  Facing our new circumstances, how do we resist and persist, drawing on our spiritual teachings to stay true to our values of human integrity, and our commitment to this planet and its creatures? Now, we look ahead with awareness of our individual and collective struggles, traumas, gifts and strengths. How can we break free from the impact of our past traumas?  How do we offer our gifts with humility, clarity and spiritual audacity?  This, like every moment, is novel and requires our creativity, our compassion and a renewed awareness of our spiritual resources. Every High Holy Day cycle brings a powerful invitation to reflect back and to prepare to move forward; this year calls on all that our hearts and minds can offer.

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 5771. We look forward to your participation.    


  • Please submit images of your work, identify the medium, and include framed size (width and height) to kehillaart@gmail.com by September 1, 2017.  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 11, 2017 and the reception will be held on September 16 from 2:30-4:30pm.

Please contact us with any questions at kehillaart@gmail.com.