Phillip and Dennis Ratner
Construction and endowment of the Museum are being funded by Dennis and Phillip Ratner and a group of family and friends who chose to join this undertaking at the inception. Future gifts by individuals are welcome.

DENNIS RATNER
In addition to his involvement with the ratner museum, Dennis Ratner servers as co-founder and CEO of Ratner Companies, located in Vienna, VA. Ratner Companies operates Hair Cuttery, company-owned and franchised, Hair Cuttery uk, Bubbles, Salon Cielo and Spa, Colorworks and Salon Plaza. With nearly 1,000 salons, the privately-owned company employs more than 10,000 stylists across 14 states and the United Kingdom

Also an active member of his community, Dennis contributes to many organizations including The National Zoo, The Capital Children's Museum, The Whitman Walker Clinic and The United Jewish Appeal of Greater Washington. in recent years he has also directed a major fundraising campaign for The Miracle Network of children's hospital that resulted in donations of nearly $400,000.

 

 

 

 

PHILLIP RATNER

Ratner has spent many years working in sculpture, painting, etched glass, tapestry, drawing, and the graphic arts. In 1984, Philtip Ratner opened The Israel Bible Museum in Safad, Israel. Since then, Ratner has spent most of his time there developing over 250 works of art on the Bible in sculpture, painting and graphics. This work continues. In addition, he has completed many private commissions and public works.

His work is included in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian, the United States Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island*. In 1984, Ratner took his life's inspiration and dream, the Bible, and made it the focus of his impassioned work by founding the Israel Bible Museum in Beer Sheva, Israel.

With degrees from the Pratt Institute and American University, Ratner taught school in the Washington, D.C. area for 23 years, at the same time building his reputation as an international artist. Throughout this period, Phillip has actively supported various charities and organizations.

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