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Artist in Residence

Asaf Elkalai


This coming April, the Jewish Community Center and Buffalo Jewish Federation are collaborating to host an Israeli artist for a three week artist in residency program. 

Asaf Elkalai was born in Kerem Ben Zimra, and is currently based in Tel Aviv, Israel. He holds a BA in Photography from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design Jerusalem, MFA at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design and Art Education at The Hebrew University. Currently, he teaches at Ashdod Museum and works as a Social Projects Coordinator at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design.

He will be joining us for three weeks (starting April 10) to lead interactive art workshops, participate in community events surrounding Yom Ha'Atzmaut and present lectures and slide shows about his work which includes a current exhibit at the Tel Aviv Museum called “Current Affairs and Contemporary Israeli art.”

For more information about Asaf Elkalai visit:

Community Events:

April 12, 2018
10:30- 11:30am - Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre at the Benderson Family Building
Asaf Elkalai will give a lecture presentation of his work.
Free and open to the Community


April 24, 2018
12:00–1:30pm - Board Room at the Benderson Family Building
Lunch and Learn –Israeli artist, Asaf Elkalai, will be visiting for a special Lunch and Learn, sponsored by the BJE.
There is no cost to attend, but RSVP's are required, no later than Friday, April 20
Please RSVP to Susan Schwartz, BJE Director of Adult Learning at or 204-5380. 


April 29, 2018
7:00-9:00pm - Congregation Shir Shalom
Workshop with Asaf Elkalai.
For details about the program or to RSVP please contact 633-8877.
Space is limited to 15 participants.


Asaf will be teaching workshops to students at Kadimah Academy of Buffalo and Ohr Temimim, students in the afterschool program at the JCC and CEPA Gallery, and members of the Adult Art class at the JCC.