Judaica A Love Affair with Non-Jewish Culture
Thursday, March 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
While Jewish ritual objects and images are most surely “Jewish”, in most instances the source of style and image that define them have roots in the non-Jewish world. Join us on March 23rd at 10:00 AM PST/1:00 PM EST for examples of this phenomenon from the private collectoion of renowned Judaica collector William Gross.
American by birth and Israeli by choice since 1969 and with degress from Harvard University in history and business, William Gross has been a collector, researcher, cataloger, writer, lecturer, appraiser and advisor in the field of Judaica objects of Jewish historical and ritual interest for over 60 years. William has served as an official appraiser for more than 15,000 objects in both public Museum and private collections and many more than that have passed through his hands. He has written more than 30 contributions to books and journals and lecture widely on many topics regarding his view of Judaic objects not just as aesthetic creations but as documents illuminating Jewish history. The Gross Family Collection has been represented in more than 170 public exhibitions throughout the world.
CSP Partners: Beth Israel (San Diego, CA), Brotherhood Synagogue (Gramercy Park, NYC), Congregation Adath Jeshurun (Elkins Park, PA), Congregation Beth Shalom (Seattle, WA), Congregation B’nai Tzedek (Fountain Valley, CA), Congregation B’nai Israel (Tustin, CA), Jewish Collaborative of Orange County, Shomrei Torah Synagogue (San Fernando Valley, CA), Temple Bat Yahm (Newport Beach, CA), Temple Beth David (Westminster, CA),Temple Beth El of South Orange County (Aliso Viejo, CA), Temple Beth Emet (Anaheim, CA), Temple Beth Ohr (La Mirada, CA), Temple Beth Tikvah (Fullerton, CA), Temple Beth Shalom (Needham, MA), Temple Beth Sholom (Santa Ana, CA), Temple Emanuel (Newton, MA), Temple Judea of Laguna Woods, CA, The Boston Synagogue (Boston, MA), Town & Village Synagogue (NYC, NY), University Synagogue (Irvine, CA), Valley Beth Shalom (Encino, CA) & Walnut Street Synagogue (Chelsea, MA)