Skip To Content

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe


“Living Threads: The Judaic Textile Art of Wendy Rabinowitz” presents some 15 mixed-media tapestries and sculptures that incorporate Hebrew lettering from the Torah and Psalms. Ten of these works are from Rabinowitz’s “Masks of the Matriarchs Series.” According to the kabbala, each biblical matriarch reflects the Shekhina, the female aspect of God. Each of these pieces represents a particular attribute of God reflected by a matriarch as well as seasonal, life cycle and elemental aspects. The Berkshires, Mass., artist’s work reflects her belief that art serves as a “vessel of light” during periods of darkness, Rabinowitz has said.

University of Connecticut, 369 Fairfield Road, Storrs; reception Stevens Gallery, Homer Babbidge Library, Sept. 7, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.; exhibit Dodd Research Center, through Oct. 10, Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sat. noon-4 p.m.; free. (860-486-2524)


Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.