Janet Slom, Tree of Life, Mixed Media 16 x 21

AVINU MALKEINU: OPENING THE GATES OF HEAVEN

A group exhibition: Avner Zabari, Janet Slom, Y. Bayles: Curated by Arthur Dunkelman

Opening: Saturday September 10th 8:30 PM to 11:00PM
On view September 10th – November 12th
Open bar – Free and open to the public
Maor Gallery- 3030 NE 2nd Ave. Miami
Plenty of onsite parking!

An invitation to join in celebration
of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year
5772

Avinu Malkeinu
“Our Father, our King”

A prayer of two thousand years
The sound quickly fades

A Tree that must be nurtured

Wishes inscribed on river stones polished by time

Mind seeks meaning
Soul yearns for peace

Open the gates of heaven to our prayer

Opening Saturday 10 September
8:30 PM to 11:00PM

About
‘Avinu Malkeinu: Opening the gates of Heaven’ is a collaborative work of wonder and awareness incorporating words, images, music and prayer….and an invitation to inscribe your hopes and wishes for the New Year on stones placed under a Paradise tree. These will later move to the Maor Courtyard – and remain – a permanent reminder of this exhibit.

Avinu Malkeinu, a prayer recited on the Jewish new year was authored by Rabbi Akiba (ca.17 – ca.137 CE) during a disastrous drought and famine. Over the generations communities have added to the five sentence prayer and it has evolved into the forty stanza ‘Avinu Malkeinu’ traditionally recited today.

Arthur Dunkelman
Arthur Dunkelman is the curator of the Jay I Kislak Foundation in Miami Lakes, Florida. His numerous exhibitions include “The Enchantress: Emma, Lady Hamilton” at the Grolier Club in New York [2011] and “Exploring the Early Americas” an ongoing exhibit at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.


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