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Congregation Beth Israel's Plotkin Judaica Museum is pleased to present:

The Tallit Bag

An exhibit by Joel Coplin

Joel Coplin studied art and trained as a painter for eight years unde rthe renowned classical painter, Frank Mason N. A. at The Art Students League of New York.Coplinhas shown work innumerous exhibitions throughout the southwest including the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe, The Tucson Art Museum, The Phoenix ArtMuseum, The ASU Museum, and theScottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. The exhibit, The Tallit Bag, is about a small, unremarkable, rust-colored handmade bag with a gold stitched Star of David which the artist found while going through family memorabilia with his father shortly before he passed away last November.  Itcontained his grandfather's prayer shawl, his tefillin, and hisyarmulke lovingly stored in hand made pouches within the tallit bag.

Shaina Meidel: Selections from the Objects of Jewish Women throughout the Ages

Anexhibit curated by Amy Axelrod

The selection focuses on the objects found in the daily lives of Jewish women-from perfume vases to jewelry to dresses, the objects on display show that Jewish women (and women everywhere), all have the same objects in their lives and thus they become more alike than different.

Amy is a student at Desert Mountain High School and considers herself to be passionately curious and a creative learner-both traits are sure to take her far in museum management. Please join us in congratulating Amy on her first endeavor as a museum curator.