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The Marc Chagall of Breslev- About the Artist

Barak Uranovsky was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1972 to an artistic family, Barak’s father Meyer is an acclaimed painter, his mother a fabric artist, his brother an architect, and his sisters musicians.

Barak studied art at school and did an apprenticeship with David Manning, one of South Africa’s leading stained-glass artists. He came to Israel in 1990 for a year in Yeshiva but ended up enlisting in the IDF the next year, combining Torah study and military service in the “Hesder” framework until 1995, when he was discharged from the army.

He then started working again with stained glass, slowly developing and adding new techniques to his repertoire. Fourteen years later, he has designed stained glass, Eternal lamps, Arks, Bimot, Memorials, Dedication Walls and Mezuzot for Synagogues all over Israel and the United States.

He now resides on a small Moshav to the South of Israel with his wife and their six children.

Chapel Windows - a view to past, present, and future

Chapel window 1

At the bottom right is Sherith Jacob and above it Ohel Yavne. To the left is Ohel Jacob and above it the Tetiever shul. Right of this is Sherith Israel the Kinsman Jewish Center and N'Vai Zedek.
Left of the Kinsman Center is Tifereth Israel and above it all is your new building.
Behind all this runs talith like imagery and at the bottom is the Torah held up and the script "You shall make me a sanctuary and I will dwell amongst them". All these pictures are taken from your pamphlet, and the hebrew names of each congregation apears on the image of it. The Shabbat candles symbolise Achdut, togetherness.

Chapel window 2

The very bottom is Europe with small houses, broken menorah, sword, whip etc.
There also is the yellow star. The ship, its manifest and Ellis Island are next.
Above are people shlepping their pekelech and the statue of Liberty.
Above is the symbol of Menorah Park, the heading of Die Yiddishe Veld, the Temple and the old Scville Temple. Next is Jewish Orphan Home forerunner to Bellefaire and the old Montefiore home. Above to the left of the torch is a horse and cart (actualy Jacob Sapersteins cart) and the old Warrensville shul. To the right is the symbol of Bnei Brith and the Jewish Cultural Gardens and above is your new building. The top has the Israeli flag and the Cleveland Jewish News.

Fri, July 19 2024 13 Tammuz 5784