Old City Jewish Arts Center (215)627-2792

119 n 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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1/20/2020

Have you ever wanted to take a peek and see what the most remote part of the world looks like? Starting tomorrow, Philadelphians officially have that unique opportunity. 

Emmy Award-winning journalist Joyce Ferder Rankin is bringing her one-woman exhibition to Philly

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For something that affects nearly one in eight couples, infertility is far too often misunderstood.

So goes the thinking of Elizabeth Walker and Maria Novotny, curators, public health activists and co-founders of The Art of Infertility, an arts organization that aims to...

In some circles, Philadelphia photographer Scott Weiner has become as legendary as the subjects of his work.

A rock ‘n’ roll exhibition celebrating more than 40 years of Weiner’s photography was recently on display at the Old City Jewish Arts Center (OCJAC), drawin...

Philadelphia-based artist Tremain Smith wasn’t sure what to expect when Rabbi Zalman Wircberg, director of the Old City Jewish Arts Center (OCJAC), visited her studio to look at her art, but was still surprised when he asked to see her grief paintings, which she had cr...

Rabbi Zalman Wircberg had never heard of Tremain Smith when someone attending an exhibit at the Old City Jewish Art Center said they weren’t interested in that exhibit, however, they would be interested if he brought in Tremain Smith’s work. When he told someone else h...

“I am a painter of wounds. Revealing the wound invites healing,” writes Tremain Smith in The Art of Grief and What Follows at Old City Jewish Art Center (OCJAC), which presents the artist’s paintings and meditations in the wake of her mother’s 2015 death.

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A Philadelphia art exhibit featuring trees and nature benefitting Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue building seems a perfect match.

The combination of Linda Dubin Garfield, an award-winning printmaker who helps area artists build exposure, and Rabbi Zalman Wircberg, g...

Interesting things happen when a painter lays down the brush; consider the work of the unconventional artists in Smoke and Bullets at Old City Jewish Art Center (OCJAC). Steven Spazuk, for instance, draws with an open flame, and Federico Uribe constructs woodland creat...

11/15/2018

Zelda Edelson’s solo exhibition in November at the Old City Jewish Art Center wasn’t the first time that she’s showed her paintings to the world.

In fact, the 89-year-old West Philadelphia native has had her work displayed in Ardmore and in her one-time home of Woodbrid...

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