The Kafri Menorah
In 1999 Linda and Sanford Gallanter donated the “Upright Menorah” by sculptor Daniel Kafri that stands in the JCCSF lobby on the first floor. Every year during Hanukkah, we light this beautiful bronze menorah daily at 4:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Sculptor Daniel Kafri was born in Czechoslovakia in 1945. In 1949 he made aliyah (immigration of Jews to Israel) with his parents. He is a graduate of Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem and a former teacher at Haifa University’s art department. In 1971 Kafri was awarded the prestigious First Prize in Sculpture at the Monaco Biennial. In 1976 he received the Jerusalem Prize for Sculpture.
His work has been commissioned by the Jerusalem Municipality, the Israel Prime Minister’s Office, and by corporations, hotels and individuals around the world. His sculptures have won many competitions, including one of American and Israeli artists, sponsored by the JCC of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His winning sculpture “The Menorah,” is displayed in front of the JCC Building in Pittsburgh.