About the Gotthelf Art Gallery


The Gotthelf Art Gallery is part of the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture and is devoted to expanding and enriching cultural life in San Diego by presenting the finest in Jewish artistic expressions, encouraging the preservation of Jewish culture and heritage, and nurturing new creativity in the arts.

Housed at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS, this 1,000 square foot space offers the opportunity for the community at large to explore the richness and diversity of Jewish culture through exhibits that feature contemporary artists and a wide variety of visual media.

Open Daily 9 am - 5 pm, Closed Saturday


Parsha Posters

Wednesday, September 26 - Sunday, December 2, 2018
Opening Night Reception: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 7:00pm
Gotthelf Art Gallery
Lawrence Family JCC

Begun on Simchat Torah 2015, the Parsha Poster project is a series of posters "advertising" the parshat hashavua (weekly Torah portion). The posters utilize innovative Hebrew typography—each one integrates the Hebrew name of the parsha into the illustration—and a bold, graphic aesthetic to tell ancient stories in a new way.

Scattered Among the Nations Presentation by Photographer Bryan Schwartz

Monday, December 17, 2018 at 7:00pm
Gotthelf Art Gallery

From the Benei Menashe tribes in the hills of India to the Inca Jews of the Andes to the Jewish community of Rusape, Zimbabwe (with its own Jewish gospel choir), Bryan Schwartz has visited dozens of today’s most isolated Jewish communities. Scattered Among the Nations’ unique photographs and interviews document the fringes of the Jewish Diaspora.

Followed by Preview of Gotthelf Art Gallery Exhibition of Jews of Color: a Renaissance created by Scattered Among the Nations

General Admission Seating
Price: $20; Member Price: $18

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Jews of Color: a Renaissance

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - Thursday, February 28, 2019
Gotthelf Art Gallery
Lawrence Family JCC

Jews of Color: a Renaissance is the latest project by Scattered Among the Nations. The project features 10 large canvases by Oakland painter Sam Renaissance, paired with the Jews of Color photographs that inspired them. Each portrait makes us reframe the question of diversity, challenging stereotypes both of Jews and of communities of color.

Jews of Color: a Renaissance

The Art of Aging

Tuesday, March 19 - Friday, May 31, 2019
Opening Night Reception: Tuesday, March 16, 2019 at 7:00pm
Gotthelf Art Gallery
Lawrence Family JCC

The Art of Aging, a fine arts exhibition, celebrates the positive aspects of maturity through the lens of Jewish values. Created by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Museum, the exhibition explores the ways in which aging is less an inexorable process and more of a lifelong journey affecting the dynamics of human relationships, creativity, memory, continuity, and growth.

Please RSVP with link provided for Opening Night

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