Chagall and the Bible
Presented on Jul 28th, 2021
Rabbi Savenor and Jean Bloch Rosensaft
Marc Chagall was profoundly inspired by the Bible throughout his career, producing biblical works in a broad array of mediums. Discover how his unique interpretations of this core Jewish text were shaped by his time in Vitebsk and St. Petersburg; his immersion in the Parisian avant-garde scene; the Russian Revolution; his visit to Palestine; and the Holocaust.
Jean Bloch Rosensaft is Assistant Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and Director of the Dr. Bernard Heller Museum at the HUC/New York campus. She joined HUC-JIR after serving as Assistant Director of Education at the Jewish Museum in New York, where she curated the exhibitions Chagall and the Bible and Justice in Jerusalem Revisited: The Eichmann Trial. Prior to the Jewish Museum, she coordinated educational publications and school programs at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Rosensaft is a Founder and Vice President of the International Network of Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Vice President of the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Their Descendants. She serves on the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Collections and Acquisitions Committee and is a member of the advisory board of the Bergen-Belsen Memorial Museum in Germany, where her exhibition Rebirth After the Holocaust: The Bergen-Belsen Displaced Persons Camp, 1945–1950 is permanently installed.