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Elke Reva Sudin, founder and executive director of Jewish Art Now (, is a painter and illustrator redefining art for the 21st century Jewish community. Her painting series "Hipsters and Hassids" explores the parallels between the two exclusive communities living side by side in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and she has exhibited in the Jewish and art worlds alike. Sudin received a BFA in Illustration from Pratt Institute, and currently serves on the board of the Jewish Art Salon in New York.

ARTICLES BY: Elke Reva Sudin

July 12, 2013 8:37 am

Art Exhibit in Brooklyn Examines Hasidic Dress and Culture

There are two ways people typically explore Hasidic subjects through art. It is either a sensitive portrayal of a tradition they are a part...

June 6, 2013 11:24 am

Where is Jewish Art Now?

Recently, it was announced that the UJA-Federation in New York will not be renewing their funding of the Six Points Fellowship, a program that has awarded...

May 5, 2013 3:52 am

Gary Baseman and The Jewish Home “The Door Is Always Open”

This weekend, a retrospective of the works of Gary Baseman titled The Door Is Always Open, opened, at the Skirball Cultural Center. 'Door' recreates the...

March 18, 2013 1:37 am

The 2013 Council of American Jewish Museums Conference

Last week in lower Manhattan, the Council of American Jewish Museums (CAJM) hosted their annual conference, bringing together Jewish museum professionals from across the...

February 15, 2013 1:14 am

Art Exhibition Features Tefillin Hair Ties for Women

The most fun part of planning an exhibition is when you get to the works coming together for the first time. There is a magic...

October 24, 2012 9:00 pm

Secularization Breeds Collaboration in “Blessed Are the Artists” Exhibit at Caldwell College

Threatened by secularization in the wake of modernization, members of different religions are joining together to give strength and inspiration to one another, even if...

May 10, 2012 2:00 pm

Noah Meets Katrina in “Watershed”

How difficult  is it to imagine a truly devastating catastrophe? Will calamity come from an instantaneous, even violent change in the landscape, or a slow transformation...

May 4, 2012 1:44 pm

Distorting (A Messiah Project, 13C) Comes to an End

Distorting (a messiah project, 13C) by Justin Stewart, which ends this weekend is an installation depicting the concept of messiah as existed in the 13th century....

May 3, 2012 1:23 pm

Jews of Nigeria Shine on Screen (VIDEO)

Travel to Africa and meet members of the Igbo tribe who identify with Israelite origin, and are embracing Jewish tradition with fervor today. Produced and directed...

July 21, 2011 9:31 am

Street Art Meets Spiritual Practice in ‘RITUAL’

On a steamy July evening in the heart of Williamsburg Brooklyn, urban contemporary artists hailing from 7 different countries explored the subject of religious practice...

March 14, 2011 6:17 pm

Contemporary Art Trends and What They Mean for Us

The Armory Show in New York is one of the largest and most prestigious annual exhibitions for contemporary and modern art. Recently, the airy warehouses...

March 2, 2011 7:45 pm

Bridging the Institutional Gap: The Jewish Art Salon at the CAJM Conference

This week the Conference of American Jewish Museums was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania uniting museum directors, curators, and artists from across the country. The Jewish Art...

January 21, 2011 1:57 pm


It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s ‘Superman’ … at the Kotel - American actor Dean Cain, known for his role as “Superman” in the hit 1990s’...


Jewish Groups Weigh-in on Pompeo for Secretary of State - Many major American Jewish organizations are pleased by the nomination of CIA director Mike Pompeo to succeed Rex Tillerson...

Training for War in Gaza as Hamas Lurks in Tunnels and Towers - Since Hamas came to power in the Gaza Strip more than a decade ago, it has built, trained and...

Israeli Attractions: Givat Sher, the Judean Lowhills - In the town of Modi’in, which is situated between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, lies Givat Sher (“The hill of...


European Powers Propose New Iran Sanctions to Meet Trump Ultimatum

Britain, France and Germany have proposed fresh EU sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles and its role in Syria's war, according to a confidential document, in a bid to persuade Washington...


Israel Ranks 11th in UN ‘World Happiness Report’ - Israel just missed out on a place in the top 10 happiest countries in the world, placing 11th in the latest world happiness index. “The World Happiness Report 2018,” compiled by the United Nations Sustainable...

Middle East

Abbas Meets With Released Prisoner Who Was Accomplice in Murder of Israeli - In the presidential office in Ramallah on March 14, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas met with Rajaei Haddad, a terrorist from eastern Jerusalem released from prison after serving a...