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The Hebrew alphabet is the essence of the art of Mordechai Rosenstein. "The flowing forms of the letters have been an inspiration to me since my youth." Mordechai's love of these forms is evident in every piece he creates. His vibrant shapes and colors enhance synagogue interiors, tapestries, paintings, murals, and silk screen prints.
His unique style evolved as a result of various influences. He was a member of the first graduating class of Akiba Hebrew Academy. While studying at The Philadelphia College of Art, Abstract Expressionist professor Franz Kline profoundly influenced Rosenstein. By uniting his interest in Judaica and painting, Rosenstein has given a contemporary meaning to the art of Hebrew calligraphy.
Rosenstein feels that "It is very stimulating and rewarding to interact with members and communities throughout the country and develop a rapport with them." He and his associate Saul Zalesne have traveled throughout the country visiting many states where synagogues and conventions have exhibited Rosentstein's works. Internationally, audiences in Zurich, Hong Kong, and London have welcomed Rosenstein, viewing his paintings and learning from the slide lecture he presents. Recently a new synagogue in Bloomfield, MI commissioned Rosenstein to design a series of stained glass windows. He has become one of the leading designers in the stained glass field. Synagogues all over the United States have requested Rosenstein to create their stained glass windows, ark doors, Torah mantles, and memorial or builders' walls. In the Summer of 1990, Camp Ramah in the Poconos dedicated Mordechai's first outdoor steel sculpture in honor of their 40th anniversary.
Partners in Emes Editions, Ltd.: Mordechai Rosenstein, Saul Zalesne and Barry Magen
Gifts and awards of Mordechai's works have been presented to President George Bush, President Yitzhak Shamir of Israel, authors Elie Weisel and Chaim Potok, the Pope and many others throughout the world. In 2003, Barry Magen joined the company as a partner and travels across the nation with Mordechai doing Artist-in-Residence weekends.
B'nai B'rith International President Moishe Smith presenting a custom piece by Mordechai to Pope Benedict XVI (click here to read B'nai B'rith's letter to Mordechai)