The Weinstein JCC’s Middle School Judaic Art Program will present and display their completed collaborative and interactive Tzedek Boxes during this year’s Global Day of Jewish Learning event.
The Global Day of Jewish Learning will be held at the Weinstein JCC on Nov. 13, and is open to the community.
Middle schoolers from a variety of synagogues and schools across the community came together for a two-part program to socialize and create artistically designed Tzedek Boxes.
The Tzedek Boxes are based on the concept of the Tzedek Box Project created by HUC Rabbinical student, Dr. Andrew Kaplan Mandel.
As the students created Tzedek Boxes, they were guided to form their own concepts of Tkkun Olam while responding to this year’s Global Day of Jewish Learning theme of “rebuilding.”
The interactive Tzedek Boxes are intended to encourage acts of Tikkun Olam, as acts are recorded and submitted into the boxes.
The Tzedek Boxes will later be moved to the Virginia Holocaust Museum where additional acts of acts of Tikkun Olam can be submitted.
In the spring of next year, the acts of Tikkun Olam that have been recorded and entered into the Tzedek Boxes will be read.
Ceremonially reading the completed mitzvot highlights the importance of each and every single righteous act, the greatness each act comes together to create, and all that we can do!