The first-ever Silent Auction at the Annual Meeting of the Jewish Historical Society of Greater New Haven, is shaping up to be an art lover’s dream. The event will be held June 3 at 4:00 at the Lender/Beckerman Jewish Community Building at 360 Amity Road, Woodbridge, CT.
As many as 20 artworks will be up for sale, including pieces by Mary Lesser, Frank Bruckmann, Alan Falk, Jeanette Kuvin Oren, Cynthia Beth Rubin, and a rare original work by the Polish-born Harry Daniels, among many others.
Eileen Eder has donated two limited-edition prints, including the still life that served as the cover illustration for Tastes and Traditions, the Jewish Community Center Cookbook. A copy of the cookbook, signed by the committee co-chairs, will be auctioned together with the print.
Other unique items for auction include a catered meal for four from Abel Caterers; an in-home performance by the popular duo Double Vision; a private Bible class with Rabbi Benjamin Scolnic of Temple Beth Sholom, and a demonstration/performance on Klezmer and Jewish music by composer, bassist, band leader and SCSU professor David Chevan.
The event’s honorees will be Judy Alperin, Chief Executive Officer of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven, and Lisa Stanger, Executive Director of the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven. These two great leaders faced an extreme challenge when a four-alarm fire ravaged the JCC less than a year after Judy took over as Federation’s CEO. Judy and Lisa led our community through a tremendously challenging year to the JCC’s current brilliant rebirth. (Judy’s dramatic interview on the fire on the radio program Chai Haven can be heard here.)
The New Haven Independent’s Paul Bass will emcee the Annual Meeting, and entertainment will be provided by the Connecticut Z’mirah Chorale.
For more information on the Annual Meeting or the JHSGNH, or to make a reservation, email info@JHSGNH.org or call 203-392-6125.