TEMPLE BETH AM
DECEMBER 4-9, 2012
PRESSMAN PARENTS and all TBA MEMBERS! Mark your calendar to join us for this rare opportunity to meet world renowned Jewish artist and calligrapher! If you aren't familiar with his work, scroll down this page or visit www.emeseditions.com and you will understand our excitement in bringing him to our community.
About Mordechai Rosenstein
Thursday, December 6
Happy Seniors Luncheon & Art Exploration
Art is for all ages! Seniors are invited to join Mordechai for a special project designed just for them.
Lunch reservations: $10 members;
RSVP by December 3 to
Daniel at 310-652-7354 x215.
Community-wide Reception and Presentation:
My Journey as an Artist
Mordechai will share examples of his art through the decades, along with interesting stories of who owns some of his pieces and how it came to be.
All attendees will be entered in a raffle to win a free piece of artwork, valued at $325.
TBA members: $18; Non-members: $25.
RSVP below or
call Daniel at 310-652-7354 x215.
Friday Night, December 7
Community Shabbat Dinner
Join us for Neshama Minyan Kabbalat Shabbat
at 4:45 p.m. followed by a
TBA Community Shabbat Dinner (6:15 p.m.) and a presentation by Mordechai (7:45 p.m.) on
The Art Within Shabbat and Torah.
Dinner reservations $18 adults; $12 for ages 3-12.
RSVP at www.tbala.org/communityshabbat
Shabbat Morning, December 8
Mordechai will give the D’var Torah at Shir Hadash (Sanctuary), and address the congregation after Kiddush.
Sunday Morning, December 9
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Everyone is invited to stop by the gallery to see the completed custom artwork made for TBA and to order/purchase Mordechai's art.
The Hebrew alphabet is the essence of the art of Mordechai Rosenstein. “The flowing forms of the letters have been an inspiration to me since my youth.” Mordechai’s love of these forms is evident in every piece he creates. His vibrant shapes and colors enhance synagogue interiors, tapestries, paintings, murals, and silk screen prints.
His unique style evolved as a result of various influences. He was a member of the first graduating class of Akiba Hebrew Academy. While studying at The Philadelphia College of Art, Abstract Expressionist professor Franz Kline profoundly influenced Rosenstein. By uniting his interest in Judaica and painting, Rosenstein has given a contemporary meaning to the art of Hebrew calligraphy. Rosenstein feels that “It is very stimulating and rewarding to interact with members and communities throughout the country and develop
a rapport with them.”
He and his associates have traveled throughout the country visiting many states where synagogues and conventions have exhibited Rosentstein’s works. Internationally, audiences in Zurich, Hong Kong, and London have welcomed Rosenstein, viewing his paintings and learning from the slide lecture he presents. Recently a new synagogue in Bloomfield, MI
commissioned Rosenstein to design a series of stained glass windows. He has become one of the leading designers in the stained glass field. Synagogues all over the United States have requested Rosenstein to create their stained glass windows, ark doors, Torah mantles, and memorial or builders’ walls.
We are honored to welcome
Mordechai Rosenstein to Temple Beth Am!
rsvp for community-wide reception