Janice Charach Gallery

The Janice Charach Gallery hosts exhibitions featuring Jewish and non-Jewish, established and emerging artists. Exhibitions include glass, ceramics, multi-media, painting, fiber arts and photography. The gallery also presents educational programs and is home to a shop with works by local artists. The Gallery is endowed by Natalie & Manny Charach, in their daughter’s memory.

Current Exhibition 

What We Carry // June 3 - July 12, 2018 

Opening Reception: Sunday June 3, 1pm - 4pm


Main Floor 
Group Show // Jewish Artist Collective: Chicago 

The Collective began when 12 local artists were chosen by the Spertus Institute in Chicago to participate in the regional Midwest Artists Lab. The year-long residency included sessions of study with noted scholars, access to the Spertus Museum archives of art, artifacts and library, as well as critiques of our artistic process. The residency culminated in a group exhibition at the Spertus Museum with the theme of Wisdom. Through interaction and discussion, the artists found cohesion in their desire to express the complexity of their individual and inherited histories. This group exhibition centers on personal, spiritual and societal explorations of the Jewish ancestral collective unconscious. Equally, the artists apply their Judaic studies to a modern world with a contemporary idiom. The range of interpretations and approaches by the artists is uniquely engaging. 


“Inner Life of a Golum,” by Judith Joseph


Upper Level 

Prudence Bernstein // A Retrospective

An accomplished artist, Prudence Bernstein participated in dozens of juried and solo exhibitions. She was the recipient of numerous awards for her creations. A curated collection of her colorful abstract works will be on display and put on a silent auction. Prudence Bernstein passed away on March 5, 2017. She was 96 years old.                                


 “Spontaneity,” by Prudence Bernstein                 


 “Resting a Moment,” by Prudence Bernstein                 


Side Gallery:

Dina Routin // Without Definition 

We may not all be "artists," but we are all creative beings. Through this mixed media installation, Dina shares her journey into art making.

“Artist Trading Cards : A Composite,” by Dina Routin 



Upcoming // Lectures & Workshops 

Mixed Media Cardmaking Workshop With Dina Routin 

Sunday, June 24 at noon

Call 248.432.5579 to RSVP by Thursday, June 14 // 35$ per person 


Lecture by Wendy Evans 

Thursday, July 12, at 11 am

Join us for a lecture by Art Historian Wendy Evans, featuring works by the Jewish Artist Collective: Chicago

Janice Charach Gallery // 5$ per person 

RSVP at 248.432.5467 or via email at [email protected]


A Special thanks to our Exhibition Sponsors:

Prudence Bernstein Trust

Terry & Martin W. Hollander

Sue & Alan Jay Kaufman

Sophie Pearlstein


The Janice Charach Gallery provides a forum for the creation, exhibition and interpretation of visually oriented media. We promote works of fine art created by Jewish and non-Jewish artists providing unique opportunities for emerging and acknowledged artists.

Janice Charach

The Janice Charach Gallery at the JCC in West Bloomfield was established and named in the memory of the daughter of Natalie and Manny Charach. A talented and recognized artist, Janice passed away from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in June of 1989. She was 38 years old.

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