Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

The Ann Loeb Bronfman Memorial Lecture
Washington DC Jewish Community Center

The Washington DC Jewish Community Center Presents:

The First Annual Ann Loeb Bronfman Memorial Lecture:

Funny, You Do Look Jewish

A Talk by Robin Cembalest

Executive Editor of ARTnews Magazine

Saturday, October 22, 2011

7 PM


Robin CembalestLiving in Washington since 1985, Ann Loeb Bronfman (z"l) was a champion of the arts and a philanthropist to many causes until she passed away in April 2011.  Her philanthropy at the Washington DCJCC including the establishment of the Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery during the renovation of the Washington DCJCC’s historic home at 16th and Q Streets. To honor her memory and continue her legacy of providing culture and arts to the community, the Washington DCJCC has established an annual lecture  focusing on women working in the visual arts —spanning both the Jewish community and secular art world. 

This year's esteemed guest lecturer is Robin Cembalest, executive editor of ARTnews Magazine, who will be discussing historical and contemporary Jewish artists and what makes their art Jewish. She will also be discussing her career as a Jewish art journalist, covering both Jewish and non-Jewish art. Her lecture will be followed by a reception. 

Robin Cembalest is a native of Long Island and a graduate of Yale. She has written extensively on art and culture for The Forward (where she was arts editor), The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Observer, and many other publications. A veteran editor and writer on Jewish art and culture, she has covered subjects ranging from ancient mosaics in Israel to Barbie’s Jewish roots. Ms. Cembalest blogs at

If you would like to learn more about the Ann Loeb Bronfman Memorial Lecture and how you can support it, please contact Mark Spira at or Dafna Steinberg at

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
1529 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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