Mi Polin / My Poland: The Artwork of Helena Czernek & Aleksander Prugar
Sept 11 – Nov 10, 2014
A transparent mezuzah dotted with Braille. Mezuzot created from the traces left on the doorposts of Jewish homes in pre-war Poland. Each piece in Mi Polin tells the story of a Poland that is revitalizing its Jewish roots while still recalling its dark past. Meet the Warsaw-based art duo behind this exhibit at the free opening reception on Sep 11th.
BESA: Muslims Who Saved Jews in World War II, an exhibit of photographs by Norman H. Gershman.
Besa is a code of honor deeply rooted in Albanian culture and incorporated in the faith of Albanian Muslims. Simply stated, it demands that one take responsibility for the lives of others, in their time of need. During World War II, Albanian-Muslims sheltered, at grave risk to themselves and their families, thousands of Jews under the code of besa. Over a five-year period, photographer Norman H. Gershman collected these moving stories and photographs.
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Exhibits are presented in two locations: The Isaacs Gallery, which is located on your right just past the Osher Marin JCC front desk, and the Kurland Lounge, which is the room on the far left when you enter from the Lobby. Both areas are open during regular Marin JCC hours.
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