Temple Habonim is hosting a special evening with an art show opening and a concert on Saturday, March 16. The exhibit in the Bunny Fain Gallery highlights pieces from the private collection of Bunny and Jean Fain, founding members of the temple. The concert features Jodi Blankstein and members of her group Sanctuary.
Bunny and Jean Fain were founding members of the synagogue. The gallery was named after Bunny, who was instrumental in its creation.
The Fains, each an artist in their own right, shared a passion for collecting art. Honoring their parents’ dedication to the Temple, their children have generously donated pieces from the collection to Temple Habonim. All of the artwork on display in this exhibit will be for sale with proceeds benefitting the Temple. The gallery opening is from 6-7:30 p.m. and includes wine, cheese and light hors d’oeuvres.
Immediately following the opening, at 7:30 p.m. Jodi Blankstein and members of her group, “Sanctuary,” will present a musical program filled with songs of resilience, renewal and hope. In addition to some of the group’s more familiar songs, Blankstein and her group will share songs from their new CD “LIFTED: Songs for the Soul.”
Temple Habonim and the Bunny Fain Gallery are located at 165 New Meadow Road, Barrington. Gallery hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-4 p.m., Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and by appointment. For information, call 401-245-6536.