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Under One Roof Sukkah Art Exhibit

Resilience and Renewal: In Celebration of the Jewish Cincinnati Bicentennial

Celebrate the festival of Sukkot* this fall with the Under One Roof community art exhibit, featuring artwork designed by groups and individuals around their interpretation of a central theme. The Under One Roof Sukkah Art Exhibit will be on display in a temporary sukkah* in the Mayerson JCC courtyard. Interested in participating? We welcome all skills and levels to join our virtual participant information session to learn more.

Please RSVP to participate in Under One Roof.

Participant Info VideoArtist StatementParticipant Booklet

*Sukkot, a Hebrew word meaning ‘booths’, is the Jewish festival of giving thanks for the fall harvest. It also commemorates the 40 years of the Israelites wandering in the desert after Sinai. Today, one way to celebrate Sukkot is to build a special temporary hut (sukkah) outside one’s home.

Resilience and Renewal

Hadesh yamenu kekedem. Renew our lives as in days of old. (Book of Lamentations)

The cyclical nature of life is essential to Judaism. We move forward, steeped in history and past experiences. We are reinventing and carrying new meaning with us. The art exhibited in Under One Roof is part of this conversation, refracted in unique perspectives.

We have experienced an unprecedented time as individuals, a community, and a city. What have you learned about yourself, your community, your city this year? What lessons and skills learned are going to carry forward?

We are marking two centuries of the Cincinnati Jewish community. How do we look to the future as a community? What does this sense of 200 years of rootedness give us? What does it mean to be part of this chain of tradition?

Death and life and good times and hard times are all part of the same thing. We move forward with the knowledge of our past and the understandings in our present to guide our future. A tree with deep roots grows stronger and taller.

On Display

September 20-30, 2021

Art Reception

September 20 at 5:30pm


Contact with questions.

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor:





Annual Arts & Ideas sponsors:

  • The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation
  • Susan S. Friedlander
  • The Rockwern Charitable Foundation
  • Jen & John Stein