Hillel art gallery opening showcases student expressions of Jewish identity

Thirteen students from five Chicago universities have collaborated to create visual, audio, and performative art that explores each student's personal connection to Judaism and Jewish identity. Student works will be showcased at a gallery opening at 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28 at Silverstein Base Hillel in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood.

The gallery is the capstone project for students who participated in Metro Chicago Hillel's Jewish Learning Fellowship. Through interactive seminars, students explored the intersection of Jewish art, culture, and identity. 

"This fellowship has given me the opportunity to connect to my religion and the Jewish people through a unique lens," says Monica Hirsch, a Jewish Learning Fellow and a student at Columbia College Chicago. "I am so excited for the opening and the opportunity to showcase the culmination of weeks of learning and exploration."

Silverstein Base Hillel and Metro Chicago Hillel enrich the lives of Jewish undergraduate and graduate students at 10 Chicagoland universities, so they are empowered to enrich the Jewish people and the world.


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