A fine art gallery with a sukkah? Where else but Yerushalayim would you find another?
On Sukkos in Yerushalayim, the Yehoshua Aryeh Fine Art Gallery opened with a sukkah placed outside on Shlomo HaMelech Street. Located across from the Mamilla Hotel, the gallery is one of several recently opened as part of the gentrification of the Mamilla area. The Mamilla and Citadel Hotels and the Waldorf Astoria are located on corners near the Mamilla Mall, and have become a magnet for tourists, busy most days and late into the night.
Yehoshua Aryeh Stauber is a talented young photographer who made aliyah after his marriage to Jordyn Katz. Interested in film making and photography, he works to capture the beauty of Eretz Yisrael and share it with the world. His large vivid ultra-high resolution photographs, printed on paper with a special acrylic Plexiglas covering, are displayed in the gallery and available to order online from their website. The limited signed and numbered edition works start from $300. A new feature is called 'Stones of Eternity,' photographs of individual stones from the Kossel from which one can build their own wall at home or display in a public building.
Besides Yehoshua Aryeh's brilliant artistic pieces and words of Torah insights that accompany his art, the Staubers' personal story is also interesting and unique. They both grew up in South Florida Jewish families, living not far from each other. However, their lives in Florida were involved in different schools and communities which never connected.
Yehoshua Aryeh and Jordyn met during a March of the Living trip to Poland, far from home.
While both of their parents became Jewish community leaders in Florida, their American roots are in Baltimore. Jordyn is the great-granddaughter of the late Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff z"l.
If you are near Mamilla Mall, drop-in. If not you can access the website: https://yafineart.com/