JAI is often involved in more than one exhibition at a time. The links below will connect you to information on each event as well as exhibitions and events we think will be of special interest to our membership.


Susan Gesundheit Featured in ART & SOUL, Betsy Lueke Creative Arts Center Gallery
Start Date: 2, Aug 2019
End Date: 23, Aug 2019

Laurel Paley Featured in Exposing Matter, Matter Studio Gallery
Start Date: 28, Jul 2019
End Date: 9, Sep 2019
Matter Studio Gallery, Karla Funderburk’s new gallery on Pico near La Brea, has invited me
to participate in a three-person exhibit opening Sunday, 7/28/19 from 4-7 pm. 

Exposing Matter
Featuring David Leib’s sculptural works, Susan Mathison’s photography, and my paintings and monotypes

Matter Studio Gallery
5080 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019

Melinda Smith Altschuler Featured in Geo. Billis Gallery's CITYSCAPE Show 9
Start Date: 29, Jun 2019
End Date: 4, Aug 2019
Shelley Heffler • Special Exhibitions, June 2019
Start Date: 6, Jun 2019
End Date: 9, Jun 2019
JAI member Sagi Refael, owner and curator of IAILA (Israeli Art In Los Angeles) presents a solo exhibition by Tel Aviv-based artist, Dror Yisrael Hemed
Start Date: 1, Jun 2019
End Date: 1, Jul 2019

JAI member Sagi Refael, owner and curator of IAILA (Israeli Art In Los Angeles) presents a solo exhibition by Tel Aviv-based artist, Dror Yisrael Hemed.

Hemed is known for his luscious and magnetic portrait paintings based on men and women he has personal relations with, alongside snap photographs he takes in public spaces, transforming them into intimate and vivid representations of enigmatic and subtle beauty.

The exhibition is held in conjunction with the city of Los Angeles LGBT Heritage Month, and as part of the Department of Cultural Affairs official programing.
Location: IAILA : 5042 Ladd Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90032 
Learn More: https://www.israeliartlosangeles.com/
To make a viewing appointment, please email RefaelSagi@gmail.com
Rea Nagel • Topanga Canyon Gallery 2019 Studio Tour
Start Date: 1, Jun 2019
End Date: 3, Jun 2019


Paintings by Carol Goldmark and Raphaele Cohen-Bacry on view at Zena & Pauline Gatov Gallery on the Weinberg Jewish Federation Campus
Start Date: 23, May 2019
End Date: 24, Jun 2019
CAROL GOLDMARK  •  From My Garden #1 / Flowers Appear On The Earth

The Zena & Pauline Gatov Gallery
on the Weinberg Jewish Federation Campus



An Exhibition of Oil Paintings

Open now through June 23, 2019

Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Jewish Federation Campus
One Sommer Way
3801 East Willow Street, Long Beach, CA  90815

Open Monday - Thursday: 5:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday: 5:30 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday & Sunday: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

(562) 426-7601 x1007  •  dlevy@jewishlongbeach.org

RAPHAELE COHEN-BACRY • large canvases
Ruth Weisberg - 'TIME and TIME AGAIN' - Saint John's Health Center Foundation
Start Date: 28, Apr 2019
End Date: 1, Oct 2019

JAI Group Show at the Pico Union Project, LA • Creating Community: the Art of Loving Your Neighbor
Start Date: 7, Apr 2019
End Date: 3, Jun 2019

Creating Community:

An Exhibition of Artworks by the Jewish Artists Initiative

The Pico Union Project
1153 Valencia Street, Los Angeles, CA  90015

Opening Reception: Sunday, April 7th, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

April 7 – June 2, 2019


The Jewish Artists Initiative was invited to exhibit at the the Pico Union Project as part of the launch their exhibition program. The exhibition is dedicated to Pico Union’s Jewish principle to love your neighbor as yourself. JAI members share their interpretation of what defines a neighborhood, a neighbor or a sense of community through their artwork. 
Click: PUP website for more information or call: (213) 915-0084


Shula Singer Arbel  •  Bill Aron  •  Lorraine Bubar  •  Isaac Bynjegard-Bialik  •  Rhea Carmi  •  Stacie Chaiken  •  Pam Farkas  •  Lorin Fife  •  Susan Gesundheit  •  Barry Gordon  •  Lucie Hinden  •  Gilah Yelin Hirsch  •  Rachelle Mark  •  Randi Matuschevitz  •  Sarah Pavsner Mael  •  Marleene Rubenstein  •  Ruth Weisberg  •  Jana Zimmer


Please join us to celebrate the first JAI exhibition of 2019. Explore the Pico Union Project's historic building and gather to hear more about the Jerusalem Biennale 2019 that JAI was selected to participate in for the third time. 
Jean Edelstein: In Tune with Music & Nature Exhibition, San Antonio, TX
Start Date: 6, Apr 2019
End Date: 19, May 2019

Jean Edelstein: In Tune with Music & Nature

A solo exhibition of her accordion book drawings
at two locations in San Antonio, Texas

Curated by veteran curator David S. Rubin, the exhibition will be on view at
Bihl Haus Arts from April 6 - May 18
and at
Musical Bridges Around the World from April 7 - May 18, 2019
Simone Gad • Stuck Together @Track 16
Start Date: 16, Mar 2019
End Date: 12, May 2019
Gilah Yelin Hirsch • Reading the Landscape • Los Angeles Screenings
Start Date: 10, Mar 2019
End Date: 15, Mar 2019

Dear Friends,

After close to 20 years in production, I am very pleased to announce that Reading the Landscape is complete. The 35-minute movie will be shown in two Los Angeles screenings – both are free of charge.

Reading the Landscape combines science and art as the five forms magically fly through fifteen countries and languages following global evolutionary migratory patterns. Immersions in cultural diversity demonstrate unique beauty and richness while affirming that we, as humankind, are fundamentally more alike than we are different.  •  Gilah Yelin Hirsch


Ellen Cantor • Traditions and Connections
Start Date: 3, Mar 2019
End Date: 3, Mar 2019
Sandra Lauterbach @ SOLA Gallery = FRESH
Start Date: 24, Feb 2019
End Date: 24, Feb 2019
Shelley Heffler • Social Icing @ Sam Francis Gallery
Start Date: 20, Feb 2019
End Date: 16, Mar 2019
Georgia Freedman-Harvey • Hands-On: HAMSA EXCHANGE
Start Date: 1, Feb 2019
End Date: 25, Feb 2019

An Exhibition Reception for Vicki Reikes Fox and Georgia Freedman-Harvey

Friday, February 1st  •  5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

USC Hillel, 3300 S. Hoover St., Los Angeles
Click here to join us for Shabbat Services and Dinner


HANDS-ON: Hamsa Exchange

When artist Vicki Reikes Fox moved away from California in 2006, she left behind friend and fellow artist Georgia Freedman-Harvey. With a continent between them, the two began an art-based correspondence, creating and sending hamsot back and forth between them. Over the course of more than a decade, they have created a collection of over fifty hamsot. Each piece is unique, and taken together their creations tell the unfolding story of their lives. Most importantly, they remind the viewer of importance of creating and sustaining meaningful connections. HANDS-ON: Hamsa Exchange invites you into the artists’ spiritual correspondence through the creation and exchange of one of a kind artworks.
You can learn more about the exhibition by visiting www.hamsaexchange.com or by following @HamsaExchange on Instagram and Facebook.
The USC Hillel Art Gallery’s mission is to provide Jewish students with opportunities to interact with Jewish art and engage with artistic experience and exploration. Additionally, the USC Hillel Art Gallery gives Jewish artists an opportunity to present their work in a Jewish space.
Guests are invited to spend Shabbat with USC Hillel students and staff following the gallery reception. Shabbat dinner is free for students and $18 for community members. Please RSVP by clicking HERE.
Reception parking is available across the street from USC Hillel in the University Village parking garage on the corner of S. Hoover and W. 32nd Street. Free street parking is also available. For further information please contact Jordyn Walker, USC Hillel Development Associate, 213-973-1202, or Jordyn@uschillel.org

Hamsot pictured at top courtesy of Vicki Reikes Fox (left)
and Georgia Freedman-Harvey (right)
Simone Gad • Peace on Earth • Museum of Art and History
Start Date: 26, Jan 2019
End Date: 22, Apr 2019

Peace on Earth

Lancaster Museum of Art and History
January 26 – April 21, 2019

Peace on Earth addresses concerns for the environment and the fragility of ecosystems that support animal life. It explores the complex relationship between humankind and animals through the intersections of history, identity, technology and our impact on the natural world.

My wall installation of 200 drawings is included in this exhibition
Love, Simone


Lancaster Museum of Art and History
665 West Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, CA

LancasterMOAH.org  •  (661) 723-6250
Pat Berger • Homelessness Series featured at Hillel at UCLA
Start Date: 24, Jan 2019
End Date: 22, Mar 2019
Bonita Helmer • In the Midst of Chaos @George Billis Gallery
Start Date: 1, Dec 2018
End Date: 6, Jan 2019
Terry Braunstein: Chutes & Ladders @SPARC GALLERY
Start Date: 10, Nov 2018
End Date: 5, Jan 2019
Ruth Weisberg and Rhea Carmi - CIRCLE OF TRUTH
Start Date: 19, Oct 2018
End Date: 11, Mar 2019

TERRA inFIRMA, HUC, NYC • Weisberg, Berger, Braunstein, Raphael
Start Date: 6, Sep 2018
End Date: 29, Jun 2019