Introducing The Bronfman Haggadah App For The Apple® iPad -Bring The Digital Seder To Life This Passover!
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, March 06 2014 @ 11:26 AM EST
The Bronfman Foundation announces the digital app of their bestselling Haggadah for all Apple® iPads, available soon in the Apple® App Store for only $8.99. The Bronfman Haggadah, a revolutionary Haggadah for the 21st century, is a collaboration between the late Edgar M. Bronfman, world- renowned philanthropist and Jewish leader, and acclaimed artist, Jan Aronson. The app for the iPad is the complete Bronfman Haggadah that can be used alone or with an additional learning tool alongside a traditional Haggadah. Users of the app can also purchase the printed version of the Bronfman Haggadah from Barnes and Noble using a quick link on the main page of the app.
The Bronfman Haggadah teaches people of all ages about the story of Passover with a fresh perspective while helping to define Passover for everyone at the Seder table. Bronfman captures the young reader’s imagination as the Haggadah allows each child, teenager, and adult to assume the role of a character in the Exodus story, or simply to become one of the story’s narrators. Bold and brilliant watercolor art, created especially for this book by artist Jan Aronson, illustrate its main parts including the Seder plate’s symbolic foods, the parting of the Red Sea, the forty-year journey, the giving of the ten commandments on Mount Sinai, just to name a few. The Bronfman Haggadah is a welcome addition for the avid collector, as well as to be used as the Haggadah of choice to enrich the Passover Seder experience with its refreshing interactive approach.
“I am so delighted that the Haggadah continues to have a life in the eBook format,” says Jan Aronson, illustrator of The Bronfman Haggadah and wife to the late Edgar Bronfman. “It was a joy to bring this to life with my late husband Edgar. Our combined talents make this so special for our families to share with everyone.”
For more information, please visit http://www.bronfmanhaggadah.com.
ABOUT JAN ARONSON (Illustrator):
New York based but New Orleans born artist Jan Aronson has had more than seventy solo and group exhibitions. Her work is included in many museum, corporate, and private collections, both nationally and internationally. Aronson received a MFA from Pratt Institute in 1973 and began teaching soon after. For the past 23 years she has concentrated on her work in a studio in Long Island City. Aronson is known for her nature inspired work that has taken her to the Sinai, the Indian Himalayas, Patagonia, the Amazon, the American West, the beaches of Anguilla and the Inca Trail to Machu Pichu. She recently wrote a lecture entitled The Contemporary Portrait and presented it in venues in the US. Aronson's work has been reviewed in numerous periodicals and newspapers since she began her exhibition career in the mid-seventies.
ABOUT EDGAR M. BRONFMAN (Author):
Born in Montreal in 1929 and raised in a proudly Jewish home, the late Bronfman dedicated his life and work to Jewish causes. His love for the Jewish people informs his work at The Samuel Bronfman Foundation, named for his father and dedicated to inspiring a vibrant and joyful Jewish future. Bronfman's experience as the CEO of Seagram Company Ltd. for more than thirty years, informed his work as the Founding Chairman of Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life and his time as president of the World Jewish Congress, which he ran for more than twenty years.
In 1999, Bronfman was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States' highest civilian honor by President Bill Clinton. He holds honorary doctoral degrees from various institutions of higher learning, including Tel Aviv University, McGill University and Williams College.
The Bronfman Haggadah print edition was Bronfman’s fifth book and first collaboration with his wife, the artist Jan Aronson.