Photography Exhibition ‘Passage to Israel’ to open at J. Greenstein & Co.


On February 11, J. Greenstein & Co., the only auction house in the United States to solely feature Jewish Art, Antiques, and Antiquities, will host an opening reception for ‘Passage to Israel,’ a photography exhibition that explores the layered, soulful beauty of the land of Israel. The exhibition will be shown in his Long Island gallery and will run from February 11 to March 8.

Through the work of twenty renowned photographers, Passage to Israel reveals how the people of Israel transformed a desert land of ancient ruins into a breathtaking composition of the natural and man-made, a gorgeous montage of cobblestone streets and wineries, sculpture gardens and Bauhaus architecture, innovative interiors and verdant olive plantations. Curated by Karen Lehrman Bloch and Ronni Anderson, Passage to Israel examines how the small strip of land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea became a unique bridge between Africa, Asia, and Europe, a profusion of cultures, customs, and traditions. Images are available for purchase.

Jonathan Greenstein, Founder and President of J. Greenstein & Co., has chosen 23 of the original 200 photos in the exhibition to be featured at his Auction House. Jonathan believes that art is an important tool in illustrating, showing, and cementing the Jewish presence and connection to Israel throughout history.

About J. Greenstein & Co.
J. Greenstein & Company, Inc., was founded in 2004 by antique Judaica expert Jonathan Greenstein. For over 30 years, since the age of 14, Jonathan has been the “go to guy” when it comes to authenticating antique Judaica. The gallery holds a number of Judaica auctions each year and has collectors, museums and other institutions that purchase these ritual objects to build their collections of Jewish art. J. Greenstein & Company, Inc. Auction house is exceptionally well respected as experts in antique Judaica and Jewish Art.

About Jonathan Greenstein
Greenstein is the founder, president and expert-in-charge at J Greenstein and Company, Inc. inCedarhurst, New York. It is a boutique auction house that only sells antique Jewish ritual objects also known as judaica as well as Jewish themed art.
Jonathan has been featured on CNN’s Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, NBC news with Chuck Scarborough, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Crain’s New York Business, The New Yorker, KTLA Television, The Atlanta Commercial Appeal, The Forward, Reform Judaism Magazine, The Observer, Art Market Magazine, The Miami Herald, Long Island Business News, The Jewish Voice, The Jewish Week, The Times of Israel, The American Bar Association Journal, The Jewish Link, Jewish Business News, The Nassau Herald, The Five Towns Jewish Times, The Huffington Post, The Robb Report, The Motley Fool, CBSNY, The Texas Jewish Herald and many others.
His auction house is famous for auctioning Sammy Davis Jr.’s personal menorah, Rabbi Shlom Carlebach’s piano as well as Professor Alan Dershowitz’s Judaica collection. In addition, during the Madoff scandal, he was made famous for selling Rabbi Alexander Schindler’s Judaica pro-bono for his widow. He is also a columnist in Hamodia, writes on art and culture for the Algemeiner Journal and is a frequent guest on Fox Business News with Stuart Varney
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