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Art Exhibits

Isaacs Gallery


BESA: Muslims Who Saved Jews in World War II, an exhibit of photographs by Norman H.  Gershman. 

Besa is a code of honor deeply rooted in Albanian culture and incorporated in the faith of Albanian Muslims. Simply stated, it demands that one take responsibility for the lives of others, in their time of need. During World War II, Albanian-Muslims sheltered, at grave risk to themselves and their families, thousands of Jews under the code of besa. Over a five-year period, photographer Norman H. Gershman collected these moving stories and photographs. 

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Chris Hellman, former ballerina, philanthropist and watercolor artist, was robbed of her talents by Alzheimer's disease.

The opening reception includes a Trunk Show of high quality merchandise featuring her artwork and proceeds will benefit Alzheimer's research and services. Dr. Bruce Miller, Director of UCSF Dementia center will speak.

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Gallery Information

Exhibits are presented in two locations: The Isaacs Gallery, which is located on your right just past the Osher Marin JCC front desk, and the Kurland Lounge, which is the room on the far left when you enter from the Lobby. Both areas are open during regular Marin JCC hours.

For information about our exhibits, please contact Heidi Sanders by email at