JAI is often involved in more than one exhibition at a time. The links below will connect you to information on each event as well as exhibitions and events we think will be of special interest to our membership.


Alain Rogier • Topographical Landscapes @LA ARTCORE CENTER
Start Date: 1, Dec 2018
End Date: 30, Dec 2018

Opening Reception

SUNDAY  •  DECEMBER 9, 2018  •  1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Artist Talk  •  2:00 p.m.  •  Refreshments will be Served

Exhibition Dates
DECEMBER 1 - 29, 2018

120 Judge John Aiso Street
Los Angeles, CA  90012

Recent works by Hideo Sakata will also be exhibited

Bonita Helmer • In the Midst of Chaos @George Billis Gallery
Start Date: 1, Dec 2018
End Date: 6, Jan 2019
Los Angeles Holiday Print Show
Start Date: 29, Nov 2018
End Date: 17, Dec 2018


Four JAI Artists are included in this year's LA Holiday Print Show:
Renee Amitai, Judy Dekel, Susan Gesundheit and Rachelle Mark

Ruth Weisberg and Gilah Yelin Hirsch featured in Visions of Elysium • Inland Empire Museum of Art
Start Date: 11, Nov 2018
End Date: 24, Dec 2018
Gilah Yelin Hirsch: Choice, 2010, acrylic on canvas

Inland Empire Museum of Art


Visions of Elysium - Imagining the Reality of an Eternal Home

Featuring JAI Artists Gilah Yelin Hirsch & Ruth Weisberg
Opening Reception November 11, 2-5 p.m.
November 11 - December 23, 2018

Artist Talks November 17th and December 15th, 6-8 p.m.

Curator: Jim Morphesis

Inland Empire Museum of Art  |  1334 North Benson Ave, Suite D  |  Upland, CA  91786

More Information
Rhea Nagel showing at Topanga Canyon Gallery
Start Date: 11, Nov 2018
End Date: 11, Nov 2018

Terry Braunstein: Chutes & Ladders @SPARC GALLERY
Start Date: 10, Nov 2018
End Date: 5, Jan 2019
Karen Frimkess Wolff - Quiet Sense & No Sense @GALLERY 47
Start Date: 8, Nov 2018
End Date: 12, Dec 2018
Dear Art Friends – you are invited to a show of my drawings called Quiet Sense & No Sense at Gallery 417 from November 8 through December 11th.

The gallery is located at 417 South Hill Street in Downtown Los Angeles. There is some parking in a lot across the street, though no free parking.

Opening reception will be Thursday, November 8th, 6-8 p.m. I will certainly be there for the opening and I hope you can come.  – Karen Frimkess Wolff

Lorraine Bubar • GREATFULNESS • Art Share LA
Start Date: 7, Nov 2018
End Date: 3, Dec 2018
Bill Aron and Georgia Freedman-Harvey • CROSSROADS IN LOS ANGELES
Start Date: 4, Nov 2018
End Date: 7, Jan 2018
Artists Jean Edelstein and Betty Green included in Hillel at UCLA Fall Gallery Exhibition
Start Date: 25, Oct 2018
End Date: 21, Dec 2018
Ruth Weisberg and Rhea Carmi - CIRCLE OF TRUTH
Start Date: 19, Oct 2018
End Date: 11, Mar 2019

Isaac Brynjegard-Bialik at The MAIN Gallery, Newhall, CA
Start Date: 21, Sep 2018
End Date: 21, Sep 2018

Isaac Brynjegard-Bialik

Prof. Gilah Yelin Hirsch featured in CSUDH 2018 Art and Design Faculty Exhibition
Start Date: 17, Sep 2018
End Date: 11, Oct 2018
Simone Gad and Barry Gordon • Tieken Gallery, LA
Start Date: 8, Sep 2018
End Date: 14, Oct 2018
TERRA inFIRMA, HUC, NYC • Weisberg, Berger, Braunstein, Raphael
Start Date: 6, Sep 2018
End Date: 29, Jun 2019
Shelley Heffler Solo Exhibition at Art Depot Gallery
Start Date: 4, Sep 2018
End Date: 29, Sep 2018

The title of the exhibition Altered States refers to the potential of art to lead the viewer to another sense of self and place. My artwork is an investigation of transformation, hence creating a reference to different states of being. This can be achieved through physical and spiritual means. My creative process centers on manipulating and deconstructing the traditional expectations of painting. I am concerned with functional concerns as well as the fragility of such. I work as an Alchemist, transforming a few humble materials into three-dimensional paintings which are imbued with their own history and aesthetic values. I want to capture the essence of a landscape, whether urban or global, into something transformative and tangible which is simple, hopeful and beautiful.


Ellen Cantor in the San Francisco Bay International Photo Show • ACCI Gallery
Start Date: 2, Sep 2018
End Date: 30, Sep 2018

Everything I Gave Away 1
 will be displayed on a screen during the Celebration Reception on September 7 at the ACCI Gallery in Berkley, California.

Cathy Weiss - 3 Gallery Openings in September 2018
Start Date: 1, Sep 2018
End Date: 13, Oct 2018
Nancy Goodman Lawrence featured in EARTHLY DELIGHTS, Blackboard Gallery
Start Date: 1, Sep 2018
End Date: 28, Oct 2018

Curated by Carol Shaw Sutton 

Opens September 1 / Closes October 27

Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, Sept. 1 from 4 to 6 pm. 

The Blackboard Gallery at Studio Channel Islands
2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, CA

This group of artists was chosen because of the sensuously crafted nature of their work, combined with their concerns for the future of humanity and the health of our planet. Media ranges from painting, sculptural installations, photography, ceramics, printmaking, woodworking, ceramic sculpture and fiber.

IN THE BEGINNING • Featuring Victor Raphael/Clayton Spada and Joyce Dallal
Start Date: 27, Aug 2018
End Date: 20, Sep 2018
Georgia Freedman-Harvey • Hands-on: HAMSA EXCHANGE
Start Date: 16, Aug 2018
End Date: 21, Dec 2018


Exhibition Organizer: Anne Hromadka Greenwald

Shelley Heffler > HECHO a MANO Group Show, Gallery 825, LA
Start Date: 12, Aug 2018
End Date: 12, Aug 2018
Nancy Goodman Lawrence • Pulse of LA 2018 • SCWCA
Start Date: 7, Jul 2018
End Date: 22, Jul 2018
Doni Silver Simons included in Between Two Seas - Southern California Meets Southern Italy
Start Date: 7, Jul 2018
End Date: 2, Sep 2018
JAI Group Exhibition: FLASHPOINTS at LA's MuzeuMM
Start Date: 24, Jun 2018
End Date: 9, Jul 2018

Exhibition on View thru July 8, 2018

Isaac Brynjegard-Bialik included in The Invisible Jew organized by Jewish Art Salon, NY
Start Date: 24, Jun 2018
End Date: 13, Jul 2018

Isaac Brynjegard-Bialik, Nice Jewish Artist

It's a true honor to be included in Jewish Art Salon's "Invisible Jew" exhibition! Come out to Detour Gallery in Red Bank, New Jersey, for the opening — Sunday, June 24, 3-5 pm. 

"Nevertheless She Persisted" and "Woman of Valor" are in the show.

Shelley Heffler featured in Fresh Awards Exhibition, 2018 - SoLA Gallery
Start Date: 26, May 2018
End Date: 24, Jun 2018

I have been selected to show a new body of work titled Anthropocene, for the Fresh Awards Exhibition, 2018. This is a group show of nine artists who were selected from over 400 artist entries last year for the FRESH 2017 juried exhibition. Jurors, Fatemeh Burnes and Peter Frank, selected the artists they agreed made a strong impact and best represented current ideas and trends in Contemporary Art. 

May 26 – June 23, 2018

SoLA Gallery,
 3718 West Slauson Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90043

Opening Reception June 2nd, 4-7 pm
SoLA is open Saturdays, 1- 5 or by appointment
Phone: (310) 429-0973



HOPE IS MAYBE - a Collaboration between Victor Raphael and Terry Braunstein
Start Date: 23, May 2018
End Date: 1, Jul 2018


Victor Raphael + Terry Braunstein would like you to know that they have three photomontages from their collaborative series, "Moon Drawings" in an exciting exhibition: HOPE IS MAYBE at the Munich Airport in Germany. The exhibition, curated by Michael Haerteis of Mayer of Munich, is one of ten exhibitions that the work will be in various locations in Europe.


Bonita Helmer featured in CARBON hosted by FOCA
Start Date: 19, May 2018
End Date: 21, Jul 2018
Simone Gad: 'FUDOGS on Black' Series at bG Gallery, Santa Monica
Start Date: 12, May 2018
End Date: 17, Jun 2018
Terry Braunstein featured in COLA 2018 • City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowships
Start Date: 3, May 2018
End Date: 25, Jun 2018
Ruth Weisberg Solo Exhibition at Villicana D'Annibale, Tuscany
Start Date: 24, Apr 2018
End Date: 7, May 2018
Sandra Lauterbach featured in THINGS THAT MATTER @Visions Art Museum, San Diego
Start Date: 21, Apr 2018
End Date: 8, Jul 2018

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 21st  •  5 – 7 p.m.
Visions Art Museum
San Diego, CA

The Coalition of Artists with Purpose

THIS exhibit, this thing, this idea, this place, this part of our world is important
and should not be forgotten or undefended when at risk from intolerance,
ignorance, indifference, or greed.

Visions Art Museum
2825 Dewey Road, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92106

Bread & Salt Exhibition #2 at Hebrew Union College
Start Date: 15, Apr 2018
End Date: 30, Apr 2018

Bread & Salt Opening Event at Hebrew Union College

Wednesday  •  April 25th  •  7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

I N C L U D E D   A R E   J A I   A R T I S T S :

Marleene Rubenstein  •  Gwen Samuels  •  Harriet Zeitlin
Jodi Bonassi  •  Georgia Freedman-Harvey  •  Avi Roth

Jewish Wisdom and Wellness, a Festival of Learning together with Hebrew Union College-
Jewish Institute of Religion and the Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health,
warmly invite you to the opening of Bread & Salt, an exhibit which is part
of a year-long city wide festival exploring Jews and Food.

At the opening we will hear from Dr. Leah Hochman, editor of Tastes of Faith:
Jewish Eating in the United States, who will talk about Jewish food and its
multiple layers of meaning. And we will discuss the exhibition
with HUC-JIR Curator Anne Hromadka. 
Join us at 7:00 for a light reception with the presentation starting at 7:30 p.m.

Please RSVP to Hattie Pearson
Hebrew Union College |  3077 University Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007


Official Bread & Salt website: BreadSaltExhibit.com

Renée Amitai Featured in Bridges Between Continents & Memories
Start Date: 6, Apr 2018
End Date: 21, Apr 2018
Simone Gad Featured in Hysterical Typographies @Visual Artist Group
Start Date: 29, Mar 2018
End Date: 29, Apr 2018
Shula Singer Arbel: LOVE, HOPE, MEMORY @Gallery 825
Start Date: 17, Mar 2018
End Date: 21, Apr 2018
Malka Nedivi featured in Never Have I Ever @Coagula Curatorial
Start Date: 8, Mar 2018
End Date: 12, Mar 2018
JAI Bread & Salt Exhibition at USC Hillel Art Gallery
Start Date: 2, Mar 2018
End Date: 7, May 2018

The goal of Bread & Salt is to bring together numerous Jewish cultural sites throughout Southern California to explore contemporary, historical and ritual aspects concerning food. From farm to table so too from Sinai to our synagogues; what we eat and why we eat has impacted our people since the beginning of history. Jews and food encompasses everything from secular to religious culinary rituals, holidays, kashrut, social justice, biblical sacrifice, cultural identity, and both ancient and modern agricultural practices. Bread & Salt's purpose is to engage the community in this conversation creating fertile ground to explore the current Jewish foodscape, from multiple access points.

As part of the Bread & Salt project, JAI will be exhibiting the works of 18 Member Artists at USC Hillel from Friday, March 2 - Sunday, May 6, 2018.

E X H I B I T I N G   A R T I S T S

Renee Amitai, Shula Singer Arbel, Bill Aron, Lorraine Bubar, Ellen Cantor, Rhea Carmi, Yaron Dotan, Benny Ferdman, Karen Frimkess Wolff, Susan Geshundheit, Barry Gordon, Roger Gordon, Gilah Yelin Hirsch, Rachelle Mark, Marlene Rubinstein, Masha Schweitzer, Ruth Weisberg, Jana Zimmer

Georgia Freedman-Harvey, Curator


Artists Reception: Sunday, April 8th from 4 - 6 p.m.

USC Hillel, 3300 S. Hoover St., Los Angeles

Ruth Weisberg • Dos Colectivos • USC Fisher Museum of Art
Start Date: 25, Feb 2018
End Date: 7, Apr 2018
SCENT by Terry Braunstein @Art and Olfaction
Start Date: 24, Feb 2018
End Date: 16, Mar 2018
Sagi Refael, Curator, presents RE:FORMATION OF THE JEWISH BODY
Start Date: 18, Feb 2018
End Date: 23, Apr 2018

A new group exhibition, would love to see you at the opening and/or artist talk with Zack Balber!!!


Curator and Art Adviser
Los Angeles-Tel Aviv

Benny Ferdman: Cook Up a Soup and Other Tales • Laemmle's Art in the Arthouse
Start Date: 28, Jan 2018
End Date: 1, Jun 2018




ART IN THE ARTHOUSE proudly presents COOK UP A SOUP AND OTHER TALES, featuring the works of visual artist and educator BENNY FERDMAN. Laemmle Theatres invites the community to join Ferdman for an artist talk, slide show on the big screen and refreshments on January 28, 11 am at Laemmle’s Town Center 5. Most artwork is for sale at this free exhibit, which runs through May 2018.

Ferdman draws inspiration from the diverse narratives and cultural motifs of Eastern European Jewish culture that once expressed itself in Yiddish. Raised in L.A. by Polish Jewish immigrants, Yiddish was Ferdman's first language. His adventurous reclamation and reworking of Jewish iconography, folk motifs and the wonders of the human and natural world has brought him art residencies, commissions of large scale sculptures, museum exhibitions and installations, redesigns of synagogues, the design and fabrication of stage sets, the distribution of arts-based curricula throughout North America and Israel and now a solo show in his own backyard, Laemmle’s Town Center Theatre in Encino.


The Gallery @The Braid presents "Speak Out"
Start Date: 15, Jan 2018
End Date: 6, Mar 2018


Women Painters West presents "Back to the Ebell"
Start Date: 9, Jan 2018
End Date: 6, Feb 2018

The Ebell of Los Angeles
743 S. Lucerne Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90005

Monday - Friday, 9-5

Mara Zaslove • January/February Exhibition Schedule
Start Date: 1, Jan 2018
End Date: 1, Mar 2018

Currently in Magic and Beauty have 5 pieces at Pilates and Art until January 23rd

Two of my images are in the 2018 LA Open exhibition at TAG Gallery
until January 20th

One of my images was selected for Bunk at Gallery 825. The reception is on Saturday, Jan. 20th from 6-9pm

I also have a piece in Grayscale Wonderland through the BG Gallery
The reception will be held at the FM Fine Art Gallery on La Brea Ave.
Sunday, Jan. 21 from 2-5 pm

One of my photographs is being auctioned off to support CASA of Los Angeles
The reception is on Saturday, Jan. 27th from 6-9pm at DTLA Arts District

My image Self Help is being shown at the 2nd Annual LA Artcore Photography Exhibition – the reception will take place on Sunday, Feb. 11th from 1-5pm


Ellen Cantor @LAAA/825 - The Open Show 2017
Start Date: 16, Dec 2017
End Date: 13, Jan 2018

Please join me Saturday, December 16 from 6-9 for the 2017 Open Show 

LAAA/825, 825 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles

Juror - Anna Katz, assistant curator, MOCA


I am exhibiting Everything I Gave Away 1 from my series Letting Go/Holding Back. This is one of 4 photographs of everything I gave away for 3 years.

Exhibition runs through January 18th

Pat Berger and Ruth Weisberg featured in HOME(less) • HUC NYC
Start Date: 7, Sep 2017
End Date: 30, Jun 2018