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posted: 6/13/2014 9:08 PM

Temple Chai hosts a festival of Israeli Art

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Submitted by J. Schreiber

A Festival of Israeli Art, featuring more than 100 artists, is coming to Temple Chai, a Reform Jewish congregation in Long Grove, for four days, from June 19-22.

The festival, sponsored by the temple's sisterhood, is presented by the Safrai Fine Arts Gallery of Jerusalem and displays original artwork including oil paintings, water colors, lithographs and etchings for sale to the public.

On opening night, Thursday, June 19, from 6 to 10 p.m., visitors may purchase artwork and also attend "A Taste of Israel" with wine tasting and appetizers. From 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Friday, June 20, the gallery will sell artwork. In addition, Menachem Safrai will guide gallery tours and refreshments will be available. No sales may occur during Shabbat, but from 5:45 to 6:15 p.m. the gallery will be open during a Kabbalat Panim Oneg.

On Saturday, June 21, the gallery opens at 8:30 p.m. and visitors can enjoy entertainment and dessert. Sales start at 9:45 p.m. and continue until 11 p.m. The final day, Sunday, June 22, begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at 4 p.m. Artwork may be purchased during this time. Sunday also features a family brunch, an art scavenger hunt where children look for clues contained in the art work, and bingo focusing on the display.

Temple Chai students are also showing their Israeli inspired art projects throughout the festival.

Temple Chai is at 1670 W. Checker Road. For information, contact Debbie Stookal at or call (847) 537-1771.

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