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Docent-Led Tour at MFAH - Beauty and Ritual: Judaica from The Jewish Museum, New York

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 4 Elul 5782

11:00 AM - 1:00 PMMFAH

Hi Baby Boomers!  This event is full - it filled up SO FAST.  I am working on securing at least one more and hopefully two dates, which I will send out to the group ASAP.  I'm so glad you are interested in this program! 

Jennifer Rosenzweig (


Baby Boomers!

Join BY members for a special docent-led tour of the new exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston - Beauty and Ritual:  Judaica from The Jewish Museum, New YorkAfter the tour, have lunch together at the cafe at MFAH, Cafe Leonelli.  

August 31 | 11:00am | Museum of Fine Arts Houston

The tour is free to BY members.  Each attendee pays for their own lunch.  The tour is limited to 20 attendees, please register below to ensure your spot!


More information about the Beauty and Ritual exhibit from the MFAH website:

The exhibition Beauty and Ritual: Judaica from The Jewish Museum, New York will be the first of a series of presentations at the MFAH from the collection of The Jewish Museum, New York. On view July 10 to September 18, 2022, the exhibition will feature over 140 objects from the Jewish Museum's world-renowned collection, examining Jewish ceremonial objects from antiquity to the present and exploring their artistic, ritualistic, and cultural significance. 

The objects presented derive from Jewish communities throughout the world, ranging from Central Asia to North Africa and Western Europe. The exhibition also explores how artists—from different backgrounds—and Jewish communities have creatively adapted traditional forms of Judaica by utilizing a rich array of styles, materials, and techniques and drawing on broader cultures.

Three thematic galleries explore the ceremonial objects used for Jewish practice in the synagogue, in the home, and beyond.  “The Art of the Synagogue: Adorning the Torah” features ceremonial objects used within the synagogue for the purpose of beautifying and protecting the Torah, the central ritual text of Judaism. “A Day of Rest: The Radiance of the Sabbath” presents Judaica traditionally used for the Sabbath, the weekly day of rest. “Beyond the Synagogue and the Home: The Light of the Hanukkah Menorah,” examines the menorah, traditionally the lamp used to celebrate the holiday of Hanukkah, the eight-day festival of lights.

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