Articles in Category: Shoshana Golin

Shoshana Golin’s Windows

Written on October 04, 2005

Rosh Chodesh, 2005, etched glass windows by Shoshana Golin Young Israel of Hillcrest, Queens

Shoshana Golin’s cycle of etched glass windows at the Young Israel of Hillcrest fill the fifty year old sanctuary with light and textual meaning that transforms the synagogue space, illuminating a new environment for the congregation.  The window cycle begins with the three windows in the women’s section, Creation, Shabbat and Rosh Chodesh, and continues on the lower level of the men’s sanctuary with four tall windows that elucidate the Yom Tovim and Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.  Thus the entire Jewish cycle of creation and celebration is represented in natural light filtered and shaped in the medium of glass.

Shoshana Golin - Etchings Of The Masks Of Esther
Masks of Esther

Written on October 04, 2005

Esther’s Child: Epilogue (2001)

All of us, sometime or other, hide behind a mask. Whether it is a strange new identity we momentarily assume for Purim or simply filling the public role of father, mother or child, teacher or even artist. The mask, which represents the ideal role we are expected to play, might be the first thing anyone sees until the reality of our personality manages to appear. Masks are something we all wear, but here in America, we also almost always take them off. Here we feel that we have less to fear from the outside world and can let our guard down. This isn’t always true. For example, Persia in the time of Mordechai and Esther was not a good time for the Jews.