The artist duo behind MI POLIN, Helena Czernek and Aleksander Prugar, will be running one public art making workshop during their time in Toronto and it will be hosted by the Danforth Jewish Circle. The artists will speak about how they draw inspiration for their original Judaica designs and will share the remarkable story behind their project to locate and preserve traces of mezuzot still found on doorposts across Poland. From these traces, they make new mezuzot creating meaningful, beautiful Jewish ritual objects for today’s home while commemorating Jewish homes abandoned during the Holocaust. All participants will then have the opportunity to create their own original mezuzah for your homes, learning artistic techniques from Helena and Aleksander and drawing inspiration from Jewish art traditions around the world.
Registration is open to all ages 10 and up. This workshop is limited to 32 participants / 16 pairs. Pairs may include: one adult and one child or two children (at least one aged 12 or older). All materials will be provided. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 23
Presented by the Danforth Jewish Circle together with FENTSTER, the Miles Nadal JCC and the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre. Made possible in part thanks to the Kultura Collective of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto.