Current Exhibit

Blessings: A Continual Thread

October 30-December 19, 2016

Familian Campus, Platt/Borstein Galleries

Featuring artwork from the following artists:
Melinda Smith Altshuler
Laurie Gross
Robin Jones
Elisha Schaefer
Mary Beth Schwartzenberger
Jana Zimmer

Curator: Georgia Freedman-Harvey

The community is welcome to attend two free events in celebration of this exhibit:

Opening Reception
Sunday, November 6, 2016, from 11am – 1pm


Special Event
Sunday, December 11, 2016, from 3-5pm
Burton Sperber Jewish Community Library, AJU Familian Campus

Artists Laurie Gross and Robin Jones discuss finding blessings in expected and unexpected moments in life. Robin shares her experiences as a photographer in Lesbos, Greece as the refugee crisis unfolded. Laurie Gross describes the work of the Avi Schaefer Fund, named in loving memory of her son, Avi, to carry on his dream of creating peace through developing and supporting projects that work toward this goal.


Gallery Hours
Sunday –Thursday 10:00am – 7:00pm
Friday 10:00am – 2:00pm
Closed Saturday and 11/24 and 11/25

Concurrent Exhibition in the Lowy-Winkler Family Rare Book Center, Ostrow Library: Blessed is the Guest, featuring original illuminated artwork from the book Arise! Arise! Deborah, Ruth and Hannah by Debra Band paired with selections from the Maslan Bible Collection.

Artists featured above: Laurie Gross and Elisha Schaefer

For more information: or call 310.476.9777 x556

CHAIR: Jerome L. Coben
CHAIRS EMERITI: Jack Flier, Elaine Levin and Judith Miller

Programs are free and open to the public Free Parking