half-circle shape; yellow and swirled green glass; central oval Star of David medallion with floral pendants; ship, star, snake, unicorn in cartouches around edges; frameless

Half-circle stained glass window, 1927

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The stained glass window in this gallery features symbols important in Judaism. These include a tree representing the Tribe of Asher, a serpent for the Tribe of Dan, a man carrying a sack for the Tribe of Issachar, and a ship for the Tribe of Zebulun. The Star of David is the symbol of Judaism. The candleabra in the lower section are seven branched temple menorahs. The tzedakah box signifys charity to others and the rainbow symbolizes hope for the world to be healed through positive action. Thanks to the following individuals who helped preserve the window: Etta Fay Orkin of the Adath Jeshurun Congregation, Iric Nathanson and Norman Pink of the Jewish Historical Society of the Midwest, John Salisbury of Gaytee Stained Glass, Inc., and N. Bud and Beverly Grossman, who provided funds to remove and restore the window.

Details
Title
Half-circle stained glass window
Artist Life
1893–1985
Role
Designer
Accession Number
2002.173.1
Curator Approved

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half-circle shape; yellow and swirled green glass; central oval Star of David medallion with floral pendants; ship, star, snake, unicorn in cartouches around edges; frameless