January 31, 2024 Hope Diaries Art Exhibit


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  • location Hebrew College
    Mascott Beit Midrash
    1860 Washington Street
    Newton, MA 02466
  • organizer Hebrew College
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We invite you to visit Hebrew College’s winter art exhibit “Hope Diaries: A Collaborative Art Project” through Febraury 29, 2024.

The exhibit features diary covers created by Boston-based fifth through eighth graders, reflecting on what hope means and what gives them hope — these Hope Diaries were sent to the Jewish Israeli and Israeli Arab students at the Yad B’Yad (Hand in Hand) School in Haifa. In the midst of these very difficult times, this project will deliver a measure of hope to students in Israel through art created by students in Boston.

Read a “Hope Through the Power of Art”  | Read the press release


About the Hope Diaries Project

Shirah Rubin, a Boston artist, convened students from around Boston at four different Jewish institutions (Jewish Community Day School of Boston, Solomon Schechter of Boston, Temple Beth Zion, and Metrowest Community Day School). Through a collaborative art making process, the 50 students explored their interpretations of hope, assembling collage covers for these sketchbooks responding to the prompt: “What does hope look like for you?” The diaries were then sent to children in the Yad B’Yad (Handin Hand) School in Haifa — where Arab-Israeli and Jewish-Israeli youth learn together “hand-in-hand.” Yad B’yad is committed to building inclusion and equality between Arab and Jewish citizens of Israel through a growing network of bilingual, integrated schools and communities.  

The Hope Diaries offer a “container” for each child’s expression and imagination during this most difficult time.

Special thanks to Shirah Rubin, the Jewish day schools involved, Temple Beth Zion, Rav Claudia Kreiman, and CJP.


Samples of artwork from the exhibit
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