Siona Benjamin – Recent Books
The Zodiac Floor
The ideas that Siona Benjamin and Rabbi Susan Talve envisioned on a bus trip on the back roads in India have been transformed into a 15-foot diameter mosaic on the floor of the synagogue’s entrance lobby.
I Am Hava
A childrens’ book illustration commission 2020-21
A Song’s Story of Love, Hope and Joy
Story by Freda Lewkowicz
Illustrated by Siona Benjamin
Growing up Jewish in India
From the Bene Israel to the Art of Siona Benjamin. Includes the memoir of growing up Jewish in India by Siona Benjamin, and an analysis of her trans-cultural art
by Ori Z Soltes
From children’s book illustrations about the song Hava Nagila to a book about the history of the Jews in India and how her background has influenced her transcultural work, Siona continues to contribute to the role she plays in the world of multicultural art and history. Siona has done many beautiful commissions for private and public spaces and this one is in the form of a gorgeous illustrated book telling the story of making a large porcelain tile floor at the entrance of a beautiful synagogue. She worked with Professor Ori Z. Soltes, who is the editor of the book “Growing up Jewish in India” in an in-depth view that has been presented about the history of the Indian Jews and the role it played in forming Siona’s art.