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Open Your Eyes Fund for the Arts

“God was in this place, and I did not know it.”

The Open Your Eyes Fund is dedicated to strengthening the relationship of Temple Shalom members to the arts in order to deepen our connections to Judaism and Jewish learning.Established in 2012, the Fund honors the memory and creative spirit of Anita Winer, a founding member of Temple Shalom.

The mission of the fund is to bring us together to better see, understand the appreciate the beauty of our Jewish heritage. Open Your Eyes is administered by a volunteer committee, including Temple clergy and board members. The committee brings innovative programs and events that embrace the full range of the arts to our Temple community.For more information, contact Open Your Eyes Fund committee Chair  Susan Epstein.

Current Community Art Project: The look of creative collaboration

This on-going participatory art project will engage Temple members of all ages in making original needlepoint covers for the two Torahs in the Rothman Chapel. Inspired by the theme of creation, the first cover designed by Alice Nussbaum...created by Temple Shalom.  Second cover design in the works - stay tuned.

Open Your Eyes : The Insight of Anita Winer

Anita Winer had an ability to see things that others missed. Everyone who studied with her knew this. When Anita had a comment to share, it often made a connection that had been hidden until then, or shined a light from a fresh perspective.

From the Temple’s founding in 1950 until her passing in 2011, Anita’s vision, and her personal warmth and love for the Temple Shalom community, made us all richer for the time we had with her.

Tue, August 22 2017 30 Av 5777