Greenstein - IC Women at the wall Greenstein - Michael Lisman Children of Jerusalem Greenstein - Passage_To_Israel_Greenstein Greenstein EM Jewish Quarter - jerusalemOn February 11, J. Greenstein & Co.–the only auction house in the United States to feature solely Jewish art, antiques, and antiquities–is scheduled to host an opening reception for “Passage to Israel,” a photography exhibition curated by Karen Lehrman Bloch and Ronni Anderson that explores the layered, soulful beauty of the land of Israel. The exhibition, which is to run February 11—March 8, will be shown in the Long Island gallery, which is located at 417 Central Avenue in Cedarhurst.

The opening-night event is scheduled for 7:45 p.m.—11:00 p.m., with introductions by Ms. Bloch at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Through the work of 20 renowned photographers, “Passage to Israel” reveals how the people of Israel transformed a desert land of ancient ruins into a breathtaking composition of the natural and manmade, a gorgeous montage of cobblestone streets and wineries, sculpture gardens and Bauhaus architecture, innovative interiors and verdant olive plantations.

“Passage to Israel” examines how the small strip of land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea became a unique bridge between Africa, Asia, and Europe, a profusion of cultures, customs, and traditions. Images are available for purchase. For more information, visit PassagetoIsrael.org.

Jonathan Greenstein, founder and president of J. Greenstein & Co., has chosen 23 of the original 200 photos in the exhibition to be featured at his auction house. Jonathan believes that art is an important tool for illustrating and cementing the Jewish presence and connection to Israel throughout history.

J. Greenstein & Company (www.JGreenstein.com) was founded in 2004. For over 30 years, Mr. Greenstein has been the “go-to guy” when it comes to authenticating antique Judaica. The gallery holds a number of Judaica auctions each year at which collectors, museums, and other institutions purchase ritual objects and Jewish art.

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