A few thousand visitors turned out for this month's exhibit at Philadelphia's Jewish Art Center, directed by Rabbi Menachem Schmidt and Rabbi Zev and Chana Baram.

Held on the first Friday of every month, the exhibition features art from local artists, inspiring words from the gallery's directors and a full Shabbat menu, including wine, matzah ball soup and gefilte fish.

A project of Chabad-Lubavitch of the Old City, the Jewish Art Center highlighted artists' interpretations of the Hebrew alphabet at last week's July 6 gathering.

This pass exhibit called 'Exile and Liberation' featured painted paper-cut collages by Audrey Schmerling, and multi-medium artworks, "Urban Imagery and How It Impacts Our Environment."