Artist of the Month

Posted by: Ken Kaus on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 12:00:00 am

As you walk through the hallways at the JCC, you may notice the art and photography that hangs on the walls.  Our artist of the month is Jacquie Goldstein.  Jacquie was Jacquie-Goldstein-thumbborn in New York, NY and moved to Edison, New Jersey when she was 6 months old. As a child, she always had an affinity for natureand the great outdoors. As her mom (Carol Goldstein of the JCC) can attest, she had a curiosity about the world that could never be tamed.  Jacquie received her first real camera when she was 22, after graduating from Rutgers College, Rutgers University. It was “love at first sight”!

 According to Jacquie,

 "Taking pictures is more than cathartic to me; it is truly an extension of myself as well as a documentary on how I see the world laid out in front of me. I lose myself and am most at peace when behind the lens of my camera. Everywhere I go, no matter where I may be, I see my surroundings as if from behind the camera lens. The smallest, most minuscule things catch my eye and in an instant, everything else disappears and there before me lay a single snapshot.  I firmly believe that beauty and wonder is everywhere; sometimes you simply need to block out the extraneous in order to truly ‘see’ and appreciate it. My photographs are meant to allow you to see what you may not have seen the first time around, as well as to push the limits of your own thoughts, experiences, and emotions. I hope you enjoy the journey as much as I did in capturing each moment!”

“My hope is that I inherited a tiny dose of the talent of those in my family who came before me – my grandfather, Milton, my father, Bill, (both whose memories I hold in my heart each and every day) and my mom, Carol."


As you walk down the hallway of the JCC, please take a few moments to view Jacquie’s photos which chronicle many of her travel experiences as well as some favorite local spots. 

Would you like to display your photographs or artwork at the JCC? Contact Lisa Kopman, Adult Program Director at x206 or


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