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Love the Stranger In Your Midst

Acrylic on canvas 30” x 30” 
Fine-Art Prints available upon request via 
e-mail: [email protected]

This attached image is “Love the Stranger in Your Midst”. It’s a “memory” painting of going to Shabbat services with my sister and Bubbeh z’l. I’m on the left with dark hair, circa the early 1950s. It was painted from a photograph of the Nationally registered historic Nezarin Synagogue in Queen Village in Philadelphia, built-in 1805.

It was originally a Baptist church welcoming immigrants from Poland, Ireland, and Italy. It became a synagogue in 1903ish and welcomed Jewish immigrants from the Polish town of Nezin. I added Hebrew to the top of the shul because of the current political crisis and because this shul welcomed immigrants, including my family, for over 200 years.

Original is Not for Sale, but prints are available. Contact Jackie at [email protected] for options and pricing.

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