Closing Celebration and online art sale 5.13.21

Adas Israel Congregation is pleased to invite the public to a closing celebration and online art sale for the exhibition, Authenticity and Identity, curated by Ori Z. Soltes.  Authenticity and Identity addresses itself to contemporary Jewish identity with more than 70 works of painting, sculpture, photography, and printmaking, by contemporary Israeli artists, European artists, and artists from around the United States, including many from the Washington, D.C. region. Join us for a closing night celebration including discussion of the exhibition by curator Ori Z. Soltes, special guests, and a brief Klezmer music performance by Seth Kibel.

Download or view a pdf price sheet of exhibited artworks for sale here. Download or view a pdf price sheet of works available for auction here. To bid on or purchase artworks email Admin<at> The prices listed in the auction pdf are the starting prices. In the middle of the event an updated spreadsheet with current bid prices will be distributed to attendees. The high bid at 8pm will take each piece and bidders will be directly notified. Artworks must be picked up in person from Adas Israel, and payment made to the artist directly prior to pickup.

Exhibition curator Ori Z Soltes is a pre-eminent scholar of Jewish art, culture, and history, and a professor at Georgetown University. The former Director of the B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum he is co-founding Director of the Holocaust Art Restitution Project and has authored numerious books including, The Ashen Rainbow: Essays on the Arts and the Holocaust; and Tradition and Transformation: Three Millennia of Jewish art and Architecture. Dr. Soltes was assisted by exhibition director Robert Bettmann. The exhibition is produced with support from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the Hakhel Jewish Community Incubator. A printed exhibition catalog is available from Day Eight books.


Heddy Abramowitz * Dr. Barry Alpert * Michele Amira Pinczuk * Avrum Ashery * Marilyn Banner * Joe Baur * Rick Black * Adam Brown * Cassandra Clark * Deborah Addison Coburn * Kalman Gavriel Delmoor * Edna Kurtz Emmet * Zoe Feldman * Anna Fine Foer * Diane Fredgant * Barbara Gelman * Barry Goldstein * KJ Hannah Greenberg * Goldie Gross * Jonathan Hertzel * Julia Ilyutovich * Ronni Jolles * Judith Joseph * Rachel Kanter * Karey Kessler * Aaron Koster * Diana Kurz * Geoffrey Laurence * Stacy Leeman * Tanya Levina * Shelley Lowenstein * Susie Lubell * Ruth Simon McRae * Yevgeniya Pavlova *  Leah Raab * Jacob Rath * Philip Ratner * Gail Rebhan * Rachel Ahava Rosenfeld * Susan Schrott * Eliyahu Shafer * Stephen Sholl * Joel Silverstein * Hillel Smith * Peter Sprung * Josh Stein * Miriam Stern * Heather Stoltz * Adrienne Torrey *  Karen Warshal * Joyce Ellen Weinstein * Mil Wexler * Nona Zilberberg * Bonnie Zuckerman * Billha Zussman

This event is presented as part of Jewish Authenticity and Identity, a visual arts exhibition curated by Ori Z Soltes on display at Adas Israel Congregation from April 5 – May 15, 2021. Authenticity and Identity is presented with support from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the Jewish Artists of the National Capital Region.