Dec 5, 2015

8 Nights, 8 Windows: Boston’s First Seasonal Jewish Public Art Project

My sweetie Fish McGill painted an awesome mural: HueMenorah and collaborated with Saul Baizman on the electronics components on the piece that is on display at Boomerangs in the South End of Boston. I did a bunch of the photography for them too! Here are the details of the project in its entirety. Stop by any of the locations for a city map and be sure to check out all of the work which will be on display until December 14th!

Oh another cool thing about HueMenorah is that you can take a selfie and add yourself into the project by tagging it with #huemenorah and posting it to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Boston’s first juried seasonal Jewish public art project, 8 Nights, 8 Windows, will brighten the city’s holiday season with the essence of the Festival of Lights, bringing a fresh understanding of Hanukkah to the entire community for the eight nights of the Jewish holiday, December 6-14, 2015. This innovative public event is sponsored by the New Center for Arts and Culture (NCAC), in partnership with Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston (CJP), and in collaboration with the Boston Jewish Music Festival (BJMF) and the Boston Jewish Film Festival (BJFF). The project is a preview of a new initiative, the Jewish Arts Collaborative, which will be announced in the near future.  

The New Center put out a call to artists for works that tell a unique story of miracle, illumination, and innovation. The eight chosen pieces were selected by a jury of notable curators, arts leaders, and arts practitioners. In addition to the artwork, free public events will be hosted at several of the windows throughout the holiday. The art will be on display for the duration of Hanukkah (December 6-14, 2015), in windows throughout the city of Boston: 

• Downtown Crossing Roche Bros. (8 Summer St.) 
• Pavement Coffee House (44 Gainsborough St.) 
• United South End Settlements (566 Columbus Ave.) 
• The West End Museum (150 Staniford St.) 
• Boomerang’s Special Edition (1407 Washington St.) 
• Milk Street Café (50 Milk St.) 
• Boston Center for the Arts’ Artist Studio Building (539 Tremont St.) 
• Cambridge Trust bank (565 Tremont St.) 

A ninth window at Fire & Ice (205 Berkeley St.) will feature 8 Nights, 8 Windows Kids, a stained glass-like community installation created by children, with help from artist Tova Speter. This work is presented in partnership with Temple Israel of Boston and the Families With Young Children program. 

For more information regarding the festival, artists, and how you can support the project, visit

Sunday, Dec 06, 2015 12:00a -  
Monday, Dec 14, 2015 11:00p

Windows throughout Boston 
See full list at 
BostonMA 02111


Art, Date Idea, Innovation, Kid Friendly