Marta Golab

Graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. She was interested in paper cut-outs since childhood, at the beginning taking as example for her work stylish secession and highlands motives. At the Festival of Jewish Culture in Cracow she discovered Jewish paper cut-outs, the likes of which she had never seen. After two years of intensive studies of the Jewish culture and tradition she publicly presented her own paper cut-outs. Since then, she has organized many individual exhibitions, showing Jewish paper cut-outs all over Poland and beyond.

Marta created the lovely logo of the Center for Jewish Studies which appears on virtually everything the Center sponsors. The logo depicts a crowned pomegranate tree. Jewish tradition teaches that the pomegranate is a symbol for righteousness, because it is said to have 613 seeds which corresponds with the 613 mitzvot or commandments of the Torah. For this reason and others, many Jews eat pomegranates on Rosh Hashanah. We are very proud to be associated with such a talented artist as Marta Golab.





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