A large exhibition of rare Jewish artwork produced in Leeds over the last century has opened its doors at the city’s Etz Chaim synagogue in Harrogate Road.
Around 400 art lovers flocked to the recent opening, as the Reuben Vincent hall was transformed into a spacious art gallery to show off the Century of Jewish Art collection of paintings, drawings, abstract sculpture, textiles and photographs.
Many works were from private collections and never seen before in public. Some of the earliest pieces were by Jacob Kramer who was to have the city’s art college named after him.
Chairman Stanley Cundle said the ‘Makor’ event, part of the 150th anniversary of the Leeds Jewish community, was “fantastic and a feather in the community’s cap”.