Seymour Rosenthal’s Art

About our auction & About YAAANA

Welcome to Yiddishland’s first online silent auction! For this special occasion, we are offering a select collection of Seymour Rosenthal’s most representative artwork. Seymour Joseph Rosenthal was born and raised in the Bronx part of New York City in 1921 and was a child of the “Great Depression”. He was a self-taught artist who started drawing at the age of 5 and didn’t stop until his dying year. His art features Judaic spirituality, culture, and life combined with the struggle of the American working class during the Great Depression.
The funds obtained through this auction will be essential to make both “Yiddishland” and our “Yiddish Theater Academy” a reality, allowing us to fulfill our ultimate goal of promoting and preserving Yiddish language and culture both in the West Coast and internationally. If you are interested in Jewish contemporary art and would like to contribute to our noble cause, consider participating.

The Yiddish Arts and Academics Association of North America (YAAANA) is a San Diego-based growing nonprofit that strives to preserve Yiddish language and culture through the organization of both in-person and online cultural events, language classes, and theater performances both in America and around the world…..

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