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Artists 4 Israel

This fall, the J is hosting an edgy exhibit of murals from Artists 4 Israel, an arts-based humanitarian organization and advocacy group that creates art in Israeli communities. More than a thousand artists from 21 countries have embellished everything from bomb shelters to orphanages, creating 800 artworks. This September, prints of 30 of these stunning murals will be on display at the SJCC.

In addition to the exhibit, there will be a variety of activities and events for the community to engage, discuss, and create together. Join us!

Exhibit Hours
Thursday, September 7 | 7 pm
Friday, September 8 | 9 am-6 pm
Saturday, September 9 | 9 am-6 pm
Sunday, September 10 | 9 am-2 pm
Monday, September 11 | 10 am-9 pm
Tuesday, September 12 | 9 am-5 pm
Wednesday, September 13 | 9 am-7 pm
Thursday, September 14 | 9 am-7 pm
Friday, September 15 | 9 am-3 pm

Made possible in part with funding from the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, StandWithUs, Israeli American Council, and the Newman Family Foundation.

Special Events

Opening Night Reception

Thursday, September 7 | 7 pm

Explore the exhibit and hear from Artists 4 Israel Executive Director Craig Dershowitz

Mural Creation

Friday, September 8 | 3 pm
Watch local street artists create a mural that will be displayed at the J. While you’re here, check out the summer shuk open-air market for vegetables, flowers, pastries, snacks, and more.

ShiShi Israeli Shabbat Dinner

Friday, September 8 | 6-9 pm
$12 adults/$8 children

Enjoy delicious Israeli food and explore the Artists 4 Israel exhibit. Hear from Craig Dershowitz, Executive Director of Artists 4 Israel, and kids will create a community art project together. There will also be a performance, and we’ll dance and sing as a community.

6 pm: gathering and kids art project
7 pm: Kiddush
7:15 pm: Shishi dinner
8 pm: performance/dancing/Shira BeTzibur (singing)

Shabbat Unplugged: Family Tie-Dye Class

Saturday, September 9 | 10 am-noon
$6 kids/$8 adults

Be inspired by the colorful Artists 4 Israel exhibit, as we make our own tie-dye creations. We’ll have t-shirts waiting for you.


Sunday, September 10 | 6 pm

Artists 4 Israel brings the world’s most talented tattoo artists to Israel to cover the scars of those affects by terror attacks or war, helping survivors reclaim their bodies and begin healing both socially and emotionally. This powerful documentary explores one of the many ways the organization is fighting war with beauty. Panel about Jews and tattoos will follow the film. 

Spray Paint Art Class - CANCELLED

Wednesday, September 13 | 7 pm
Ages 16+

Create a unique and colorful spray paint art piece.


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