In 1992, Rabbi Avi Magid, one of the Guild's early members, initiated the idea of the guild hosting a "Jewish Arts Week" to coincide with the Torah Parshiot reading, when the artisan Bezalel was introduced and appointed by Moses to oversee the design and implementation of the Mishkan, the Holy Temple's ark and sanctuary. The time of the reading occurred during the Hebrew months of, Adar or Nissan, or in the English calendar, during February and/or March. In 2011, Jewish Arts Week became "Jewish Arts Month" since there were six Parshiot describing the work of Bezalel and the English month of "March" was designated. .
AGJA officers and Board of Directors 2015: Karen Walanka, President (Chicago, IL); Nina Bonos, Vice-president (Santa Rosa, CA); Cathy Perlmutter, Secretary (So. Pasadena, CA); Revital (Rae) Goldreich, (Woodland Hills , CA); Treasurer; Jim Cohen, past president (Santa Fe, NM); Gabriel Bass (Mata, Israel), Gabrielle Mizrachi Malin (Toledo, OH), Flora Rosefsky (Atlanta, GA) – Board of Directors. For more information about the American Guild of Judaic Art and how the AGJA can help celebrate Jewish Arts in a community, contact Julie Braley, guild administrator, Email Contact (404) 981-2308. To learn more about the AGJA, www.jewishart.org
Julie Braley, AGJA Administrator
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