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Diane Reich is an artist, educator, inspirational speaker, and enthusiastic advocate for the Jewish experience and our Jewish heritage using her informative and entertaining art presentations. Her goal is to use her paintbrush dipped in color to share uplifting facts and incredible stories that will inspire and develop greater pride and appreciation of our history, culture, and homeland.  Her art presentations touch the hearts and minds of her audiences, and those who hear her are profoundly moved. 


   1Art Presentations & Interactive Programs  -  descriptions & photos

"Israel: Young, Tiny, Democratic, and Remarkable"

Five paintings illustrate Israel's unprecedented and incredible contributions to mankind.

40 incredible pride-evoking

fun-facts about Israel

Israel Provides Humanitarian Aid

Around the World


Israel's Miraculous Medical Achievements Save​ Lives              Israel's Agricultural Techniques Help Globally     Israel's Technology & Inventions Improve Humanity

"Who's At the Wall?

Finally, Living Free of Anti-Semitism in Our Homeland"

The immigrant experience is depicted by presenting the fascinating lives and experiences of four prominent Israelis who came to Israel during different decades, from different countries where each fled anti-Semitism, discrimination, and persecution. The painting shows them now living in Israel, praying at the Kotel, and enjoying equal rights, self-determination, religious freedom, and freedom from government-sponsored and community-supported anti-Semitism.


      From left to right are images of:​

      1) Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, child holocaust survivor, born in POLAND in 1937 - former Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel​

      2) Nadav Guedj, IDF soldier, born in FRANCE in 1998 - represented Israel & became finalist in Eurovision Song Contest

      3) Natan Sharansky, human rights activist, born in the UKRAINE in 1948 - Knesset member, author, & Chairman of Jewish Agency

      4) Shlomo Molla, survivor, born in ETHIOPIA in 1965 - Deputy Speaker of Knesset & Director of Immigration & Absorption

"Emet - Truth" 


12 meaningful images and scenes encircle the map.  highlighting important truths about Israel.  This pride-evoking painting and the accompanying art presentation uses historically documented facts to pictorially refute common myths, lies, and propaganda.   

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"Longing for Peace   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6x..."

This dove symbolizes Israel's yearning for peace.  The years painted along the bottom represent actions taken that clearly demonstrate her desire for peace.  The dates also represent times the Arabs / Palestinians rejected both peace and the opportunity to have a state of their own. 

Generosity & Kindness

This whimsical, painted, papercut collage depicts the generosity and kindness of Israelis involved in the "Wheelchairs of Hope" initiative, which was praised by the U.N. Israeli volunteer engineers, occupational therapists, designers, and experts in plastics, in conjunction with ALYN Pediatric Rehabilitation Hospital in Jerusalem, developed an improved, light weight plastic, supportive, children’s wheelchair.  Israel is producing and donating these colorful kid-friendly wheelchairs to children without mobility from families with limited resources so they can become mobile, attend school, and increase their independence. Israel has already shown kindness and generosity by donating over ten thousand wheelchairs to children in need in Central and South America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.  


"100 Hearts"


A hundred hearts are too few to hold all the love I feel for you.

מאה לבבות לא מספיקים מכדי להחזיק את האהבה שאני מרגישה כלפיך

The theme and image in this painting were inspired by King Solomon's passionate lyrical poetry in the "Song of ​Songs."   

The phrase was inspired by a contemporary verse.

The art presentation includes and expands on Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks' concept of the Seasons of Love.

People of the Book:

Fire, Fury, Faith, and Facts ~ 

100 Years of Jewish History in a Painting

The People of the Book commonly refers to the Jewish people. This painting illustrates the last hundreds of years of the Jewish people’s history and current events; and utilizes several languages. The book titles on the darker colored books in the left stack depict the dark and horrifying atrocities in our past as well as the equally dreadful problems confronting the Jewish people and Israel today. The book titles on the brighter colored books in the right stack represent many magnificent aspects of Jewish and Israeli life that are overwhelmingly remarkable and pride-evoking.  A golden menorah, a Judaic symbol of faith, history, and miracles is painted atop the books. This menorah with flames blazing symbolizes both fire and fury, the hellish burning of past and current unfairness and injustices toward our people. This menorah also symbolizes faith, facts, and light. With the light that comes from awareness of truth, faith, and facts, we can feel abundantly proud of our Jewish people, our remarkable Jewish heritage, our many contributions to the world today, and our optimism for our future. All that we share should make us feel united, as one menorah with eight precious lights.


       Yom HaZikaron   &  Yom HaShoah



Who are these Incredible Women at the Kotel?


This painting illustrates eight extraordinary living Jewish women from the countries of Ethiopia, Ukraine, Germany, Egypt, Iraq, the former Soviet Union, and two natives whose families lived in the land of Israel for centuries.  Their true life experiences of danger, adventure, struggles, survival, and desire for Jewish continuity led them to flee to Israel, the only country that welcomed them and gave them freedom, equality, and a home.




"Let's Talk About Israel:  

A Fun & Interactive Look at a  Remarkable Country"

During the Covid-19 pandemic, creative, multi-media, interactive virtual zoom programs were created and presented.  They include comics, short videos, paintings, photos, fun facts, and a unique and creative Israel IQ Game.


Diane Reich is a public speaker in the Jewish National Fund (JNF) & United Jewish Appeal (UJA) Speakers Bureaus


Diane Reich’s Paintings Chosen for Honors, Distinctions, & Exhibitions 

Personal Renaissance Art Exhibit at Belskie Museum of Art & Science, Closter, NJ, 3/5 - 3/26/2017

           Israel's Contributions to Humanity Showcase Art Display, Bialystoker Synagogue, NY, NY, 4 - 5/2017          

 Religious Freedom Showcase Art Display, Bialystoker Synagogue, NY, NY 6-7/20/2017

Freedom An Artistic Interpretation Exhibit, Belskie Museum of Art & Science, Closter, NJ, 3/5 - 3/25/2018

Manny Cantor Center of the Educational Alliance Art Exhibition, NYC, NY 10 -12/2018

Stanton 11 Exhibit at the Stanton Street Shul Art Gallery, NYC, NY 1/13-3/12/2019

Henry Goodleman Art Gallery Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY 1/15-1/20/2019

Manny Cantor Center of the Educational Alliance Art Exhibit, NYC, NY 4 - 6/2019

Painting Exhibition at Co-op Village NORC Center, NY, NY 9/2019

The Pen and the Knife Jewish Papercut Art Exhibition, NYC, NY, 11/4 - 12/2019 

Utopia: Visions and Traditions Yiddish New York Art Show, NY, NY 12/12/2019 - 1/2020

Best of Stanton Art Exhibit, Stanton Street Synagogue Art Gallery, NY, NY, 3/8/2020 - 11/2021

"Finf Yor" Five Years of Art at online gallery of Yiddish NY  12/2020-12/2021

Painting chosen to represent month of February in United Jewish Council 2021 Calendar  2021

Paintings exhibited in UJC Virtual Art Gallery  2021  

"Veiling and Revealing: The Facemasks of the Torah Art Exposition"  1 of 24 international artists chosen to present at fundraiser sponsored by Harlem Moishe House and the Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Team for the environmental non-profit, Hazon.  2/27/2021

Interview & Article about Artist  2-3/2021   2021  

 Moshe House and Yeshivat Chovevei Torah    2021

HAZON   2021

Art chosen to be printed on postcards and distributed to clients as Holiday Gifts from United Jewish Council 12/2021 - 1/2022

Virtual Manny Canter Center Art Gallery       May, 2022

Administration for Community Living (ACL) "Age My Way" Celebrate Arts MCC's Jewish Communal Fund Gallery Opening Reception, May 13, 2022

Magical Thinking & Other Persistent Notions Exhibit, Dr. Bernard Heller Art Museum at Hebrew Union College, NY, NY -  May 24 - Dec 29, 2022

Upcoming Solo Art Exhibit at Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue, only Greek Synagogue in Western Hemisphere, anticipated opening  12/2023

Art Show in Century Village, Boca Raton, Florida.2/2023

One Nation Indivisible with Liberty and Justice for All Art Exhibition, Hebrew Union, Bernard Heller Art Museum, 1/2023- 6/2023 

Gala Art Exhibition at the Stanton Street Synagogue Art Gallery, NYC  12/2022 - 7/2023

CelebratEArts Exhibition at the Educational Alliance, in NYC, throughout the month of May. Moderated Q&A with the 15 artists and Reception 5/17/2023

One Nation Painting was selected to be part of a Travel Museum from September 2023 to May 2024



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25 ​​ Testimonials


“Diane Reich enthusiastically presented her program of original paintings of and commentary on Israel at a Friday Evening Community dinner at our Synagogue. It was a very creative way of showcasing Israel, highlighting the variety of important contributions to humanity Israel has made and continues to make, often overshadowed by the geopolitical crisis that has involved this remarkable country since its inception.  Diane’s presentation was excellent, she had a very nice way of engaging and involving her audience, which included some children and adolescents as well as adults. Diane’s enthusiasm and love for the land and people of Israel was palpable and contagious. She had a lovely way of noting an Israeli achievement and/or contribution and inviting the audience to collectively declare, and over the course of the presentation shout out, that those achievements and contributions were Israeli. The presentation was lively and by its end the audience energized.  A number of congregants and visitors approached me after the program telling me how much they enjoyed Diane’s presentation and in one case how it solidified a couple’s decision to join our Synagogue.

Diane Reich is a wonderful and engaging speaker, dedicated and passionate about showcasing the beauty and goodness of Israel, in its many forms, and does so in a 

very exciting and creative way.”

Paul Ruffer, President of the Board of Trustees of the Stanton Street Shul


An Exhibition of Art From Seniors at the Educational Alliance

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Exhibition at Dr. Bernard Heller Museum, 1 West 4th St. NYC

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