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Eight International Female Artists Inspired by Eight Objects of Judaica (With Performances)

Be transported across the globe with videos from our world class Hanukkah celebration

By Jewish Arts Collaborative

Published Nov 7, 2022


Since 2014, the Jewish Arts Collaborative and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston have created the most innovative Hanukkah celebration in the US. When the pandemic hit, we featured top international voices for a video version of our beloved Hanukkah celebration — which is just as entertaining today as it was then.


8:17 Liora Itzhak, Musician
12:08 Neta Elkayam, Musician
17:36 Jackie Barzvi, Belly Dancer
21:44 Silvia Nacamulli, Chef
26:53 Cynthia Eid, Judiaca Artist
35:29 Tair Haim, Musician
40:19 Rachel Linsky, Dancer
46:45 Sarah Aroeste, Musician

Curated by Simona Di Nepi (Curator of Judaica at the MFA), and Laura Mandel (JArts Executive Director), the video features pieces from around the world and time, many of which are not on display and cannot otherwise be seen.


JArts’ mission is to curate, celebrate, and build community around the diverse world of Jewish arts, culture, and creative expression. Our vision is of a more connected, engaged, and tolerant world inspired by Jewish arts and culture. Learn more at jartsboston.org.



Which of the 8 Hanukkah lamps/Judiaca objects spoke to you the most? What did you think of the corresponding artistic interpretation?


Think about a ritual object in your own home. Describe it. What is your relationship to it?


Respond to the ritual object you described above. Brainstorm: What kind of creative expression could you use to interpret your object in a new, different, or abstract way?


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