B’nai Israel (Albuquerque, N.M.)
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Fred Veston was originally from Poland and survived the Holocaust. After World War II, he came to the US and settled in Albuquerque, NM. He was a painter and would paint portraits as bar/bat mitzvah gifts for the members of his congregation. Collection contains 2 paintings by Fred Veston. One is a portrait of a young woman lighting candles; it was a gift for her from the artist for her Bat Mitzvah. The other is a framed oil painting of two Russian Jewish men sitting at a table with a Samovar...
Overview Small painting of woman with white scarf and blue shirt (Leslie Stark Doherty) lighting the shabbas candles with the covered bread and wine on the table; painted by Fred Veston. Painting appears to be done in watercolor and oil crayons. The painting was a gift for Leslie from the artist for her Bat Mitzvah. Veston created a small painting as a gift for every Bar or Bat Mitzvah for the members of Congregation B'nai Israel.