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

— Abraham Joshua Heschel, 1963

The Kehilla Art Committee invites all Kehilla artists to submit their work for a show that reflects the theme of this year’s High Holy Days: “Facing Our Times with Spiritual Audacity.”


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’s show continues a tradition that began in 2016: that of hosting a themed art exhibit for the High Holy Days.  Many of you may remember that Art from Kehilla members was exhibited throughout the synagogue, deepening our connection to the sacred time and to one another.

This year we will again display artwork in the Fireside Room and in other areas of our synagogue, and while we will make every effort to display all pieces submitted, we can only accommodate two-dimensional pieces, with a maximum size of 30”x 30.”  In addition, you are welcome to submit more than one piece; however, depending on the number of submissions we receive, we may only have room for one.

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, of course, we are looking for work of artistic quality and integrity.


  • Please submit images of your work and its size to kehillaart@gmail.com by August 15, 2017.
  • All work must come ready to hang, with a wire or a hook on the back. Deadline TBA.
  • The show will be on display from September 1, 2017 to November 2, 2017
  • Please contact us with any questions at kehillaart@gmail.com.

We look forward to your participation and a wonderful exhibit ushering in 5778!