Photography Exhibit Brings "Purim in Jerusalem" to Life

Press Contact: Nina Jacobson
Office: (212) 678-8950

January 30, 2006, New York, NY

"Purim in Jerusalem," an exhibit of photographs by Yankl (Peter) Conzen, will be on display in The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary from Monday, February 27 through Friday, March 31. The exhibit is being sponsored by friends of Yankl (Peter) Conzen and The Library, which is located at 3080 Broadway (at 122nd Street) in New York City.

A former student of Yiddish literature at JTS, Conzen was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1945. After visiting Israel in the 1960s, he fell in love with the Jewish State and Jewish people. An accomplished artist and photographer, he composed a vivid series of photos on the celebration of Purim in Jerusalem.

Exhibit hours are Sunday, 9:30 a.m.–9:00 p.m.; Monday–Thursday 8:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.; and Friday 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (or JTS closing time). Admission is free; photo ID is required. Group tours are available. Further information about the exhibition is available by contacting Library information at (212) 678–8082.

Editors/Reporters: The media is invited to the exhibit reception from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 26. For further information or to schedule a personal tour of "Purim in Jerusalem", please contact Sherry S. Kirschenbaum in the Department of Communications at (212) 678–8953 or email.

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