I am excited to share with you, this coming Friday night, the life and work of my cousin, Chuckie, an Israeli artist with a unique oeuvre, as he approaches his ninetieth birthday. Born in Chicago, Chuckie studied at the Art Institute before making aliyah in the early years of statehood. Working through a variety of media – painting, woodcut and sculpture among them – Chuckie’s vision has been informed by the Bible, the Holocaust, and the loss of a daughter to terrorists. He applies his primitive style alike to biblical and contemporary scenes. Last year, friends of his created a documentary titled “Let There Be Fire,” which was featured at a festival in Tel Aviv; we will watch the English-language version. Following the 30 minute film we will have the opportunity for discussion.
Bonnie and Jeff will host. Please sign up right away to make their planning as easy as possible: https://www.perfectpotluck.com/GLYI6202. For further info contact Bonnie: (847) 707-0531; [email protected]
6:00 Snacks & schmooze
6:30 Shabbat tefilot
7:20 Dinner & Birkat Hamazon
8:15 Film & discussion: “Let There Be Fire”
I wish you a good week and look forward to sharing Shabbat with you.