Join me in supporting the Jewish National Fund (JNF-USA) - a group dedicated to giving all generations of Jews a unique voice in building a prosperous future for the land of Israel and its people.
During their Global Conference in Denver November 30 through December 3, 2023, half of the proceeds from the sale of these two paintings will be donated to the JNF-USA. Join me there or visit their website to learn more about the mission of this organization and how you can help support the people of Israel.
I would love to connect with you at the JNF Global Conference to talk about my experience and my art, and sign the bookmark you received in your welcome bag. I will have a selection of paintings to view and discuss at each event. Here is my schedule:
Thursday, November 30
4 PM to 5:30 PM Welcome Reception at the Hyatt (by invitation only). I will be unveiling the Jerusalem and Safe at this event!
9:30 PM to 10:30 PM - Dessert Reception after the Opening Ceremonies, in the Bellco Theatre Prefunction Space. All attendees are welcome
Friday, December 1
11-4pm Israel Expo, Four Seasons Ballroom of the Colorado Convention Center.
Saturday, December 2
9-5pm Israel Expo, Four Seasons Ballroom of the Colorado Convention Center.
Sunday, December 3
9:30-1pm Israel Expo, Four Seasons Ballroom of the Colorado Convention Center.
In October of 2023, I went to Israel on a whim, grabbing a last minute stand-by seat and hoping to explore and be inspired. On my very first day, as I was enjoying Tel Aviv’s beautiful beaches, chaos erupted. People everywhere ran towards shelter. Above me, bombs started exploding as the Iron Dome worked to defend the city; it was terrifying.
That night, we were repeatedly jolted awake by blaring sirens and hastily herded into safe rooms. Alongside many others, I desperately sought a way out over the next two days. The collective relief was palpable when our plane finally departed for Milan, and cheers and tears erupted as soon as we left the danger zone.
This was not the inspiration I sought but it was the inspiration I needed. I am compelled to convey the beauty and resilience of this nation, as its people work tirelessly to defend it. It’s important to remember what they are fighting for.
A city like no other, is a harmonious blend of ancient wonder and contemporary life. The beauty lies in the golden rays that illuminate the sacred stones of the Old City, where history whispers from every cobblestone street. In Jerusalem, the past and present converge, offering a captivating journey through time and culture, where each corner holds a story waiting to be discovered.
Jerusalem is the heart of it all.
I created two paintings from my experience in October, Jerusalem and Safe. Please click on the links below to learn more about them.