Yudith Schreiber: Blind Impress Photography Exhibition Opens at JTS

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October 8, 2013, New York, NY

The Arts Advisory Board and The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) announce the opening of Yudith Schreiber: Blind Impress, an exhibition by the Israeli photographer that will be on display at JTS from October 31 to December 19, 2013. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, October 31, 2013, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at JTS, 3080 Broadway (at 122nd Street) in New York City. Admission is free, but reservations are required. To RSVP-and for additional information-contact Joan Goodman, director of Lay Leadership at JTS, at jogoodman@jtsa.edu or (212) 678-8861.

Previously exhibited at the Museum of Israeli Art in Ramat Gan, Blind Impress features images of discarded found objects and of the sea, highlighting Schreiber's personal relationship with the tragic loss of the Israeli submarine Dakar. The vessel was lost at sea in January 1968 with its entire crew of 69-including Yudith Schreiber's brother, Sergeant First Class Amnon Ron (Ringwald)-and was finally discovered in 1999, revealing no certain cause for its demise. The artist's images are orderly, hauntingly beautiful tableaus that emphasize each item's individuality, and thus pay silent homage to the absent human lives of the Dakar crew.

Yudith Schreiber is a contemporary Israeli photographer whose art has been exhibited in numerous museums and galleries, including the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Haifa Museum of Art, Museum of Israeli Art in Ramat Gan, and Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art. Her work is found in major public collections in Israel, such as those of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Bank Hapoalim, and Israel Discount Bank, as well as in private collections. She has taught photography at several art schools in Israel.

Chancellor Arnold Eisen established The Jewish Theological Seminary's Arts Advisory Board in spring 2011 for the purpose of creating and sustaining arts initiatives throughout JTS's five schools: Albert A. List College of Jewish Studies (undergraduate); William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education; The Graduate School; The Rabbinical School; and H. L. Miller Cantorial School and College of Jewish Music. Together with JTS faculty and lay leaders, the board consists of artists and other professionals from a variety of visual, musical, performing, and literary arts organizations, businesses, and foundations across the United States. Its mission focuses on programs and projects with distinct creative and educational objectives that can be integrated throughout JTS curricula.