AMY LEVINE-KENNEDY KOSLOWE GALLERY CURATOR
This month, we will celebrate WJC’s anniversary with “The Past We Inherit, The Future We Create. WJC: 100 Years of Community.” The deep archival work of Jill Caslin—our 30- year archivist—and the Koslowe Gallery’s curatorial staff, come together to form an exhibition of WJC’s historical ephemera that celebrates a century of congregation. In addition, Sunday, September 15, at 3:00pm, the J.O.Y. Club will enjoy a talk and tour of the upcoming fall exhibition.
From our original address on 273 Halstead Avenue in Mamaroneck, to our own Center at 175 Rockland Avenue at the corner of Palmer Avenue, WJC has grown and evolved since 1919. We have seen hundreds and hundreds of families, countless guests, dignitaries, and local citizens come through our doors for worship, under the direction of our notably long-lasting clergy, as well as learning, friendship, life cycle events, and community. The exhibition reflects this breadth, as well as our warm and jubilant development from a group of several to a robust and organic congregation.
The exhibition includes many details chronicling our history, including photos, memory books, notable objects, certificates, awards, and letters. As a complement to our history, we are proud to also share the artwork in mixed media of WJC’s own members and their families. The exhibition will be on view through December 2019.