Ongoing in the Social Hall: “Creation Series” by Susan Schwalb

“Creation XI,” silverpoint, gold leaf, acrylic on paper, 1987

Susan Schwalb’s “Creation” series was suggested by illuminations in a 14th century manuscript known as the Sarajevo Haggadah, celebrated for its complete set of illuminations of Genesis and Exodus. She has stayed close to the symbolic imagery of the manuscript, with sun, moon and stars rendered by circular forms.

Susan Schwalb, a member of East End Temple, is a leading figure in the Renaissance art technique of silverpoint. Born in New York City in 1944, she studied at Carnegie-Mellon University and has had over 50 solo exhibitions in galleries and museums world-wide. Her work is represented in major public art collections, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum. For more information, see her website:

Viewing hours:

  • Monday-Friday from 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Fridays before and after Shabbat services