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Jerrold Zoloto presents Tikkun Olam: The Art of Samuel Bak

Sunday, June 3, 2018 • 20 Sivan 5778

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Samuel Bak is the greatest living Jewish artist. He is 84 years old, and he continues to produce remarkable work, painting every day.

His work examines the concept of Tikkun Olam. Although he has been classified as the artist of the Shoah, his work goes beyond that. He believes that the world is in a continuous state of destruction and repair, from the Diaspora to the Nazi horrors to the current renewed wave of anti-Semitism. His work encapsulates that concept of destruction and repair in some of the most compelling and emotional visual images that one can see.

His art and his story are combined in this presentation. Dr. Zoloto will show a video of Sam and his work to provide a first-hand experience of the artist. From his personal experience as a colleague of Bak’s, he will describe the powerful symbols which characterize his art. This will tie in to the story of the Litvaks, one of the oldest and proudest Jewish groups of the Diaspora.

Whether you are familiar with Bak’s work or have never heard of him before, his story and his art will enrich your own Jewish story. 

PRESENTER: Jerry Zoloto was born and raised and attended public schools in Chicago.  He has a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Psychology from Wayne State.  He engaged in research projects regarding intellectual development of deaf children, He went on to focus on management particularly in the field of health care. He has consulted through his agency ANOVA, Inc in multiple organizational strategies and competencies. He is honored for his work in the Who’s Who of Health Care and Medicine, and Science and Engineering. He is President of the Mental Health Association in Illinois as well as serving on several other mental health and other non-profit boards. He is President of the U.S. Board of Directors of ISM University of Management and Economics located in Vilnius. He is President of Litvak World, U.S. an organization bringing greater knowledge about Lithuanian Jewish history and culture. He is married to Angela, a retired health care executive; they have four children and nine grandchildren.

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