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Amy Reichert: Reinventing Judaica

Amy Reichert: Reinventing Judaica

October 5, 2014 to March 8, 2015

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership was pleased to present this debut exhibit of work by local architect and designer Amy Reichert. 

Amy ReichertAmy Reichert has been creating Jewish ritual objects (or Judaica) since 1995 when she was inspired to create a Passover seder plate for a competition funded by Philip and Sylvia Spertus (the son and daughter-in-law of Herman Spertus, one of the brothers for whom Spertus Institute is named).

Ms. Reichert’s creative process fuses sophisticated interpretation of Jewish texts with innovative contemporary design to express the essence of objects used for celebrations and ceremonies.

Ms. Reichert received her BA and MArch from Yale University. She combines her studio work with teaching at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 

Symbolism Meets Modern Life

Read an interview with Amy Reichert in The New York Times, in which she talks about turning floating brass flowers into menorahs, decorating silver Sabbath goblets with pearls, and having seder plates carved to resemble desert dunes. MORE>

Image at left

Seder Plate I
Winner, second prize
Philip and Sylvia Spertus Judaica Prize


Exhibitions at Spertus Institute
are supported in part by the
Harry and Sadie Lasky Foundation.