Old City Jewish Arts Center (215)627-2792

119 n 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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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...

Barbara Hines rarely misses her weekly Torah portion, immersing herself in the stories, values and lessons like many Jewish people around the world.

But Hines, who was born in Germany and now lives in Texas, often takes her study a step further: She whips out her paintb...

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