Here’s an important Call for Participation from members of the Guild. Please share to any artist friends who might want to participate.
Call for Participation
Virtual 10/27 commemoration organized by Jewish Family & Community Services. I hope it is helpful!
Last year JFCS organized some different activities for the community and it was very meaningful (here is a NY Times story in case people would like to know more). Community members helped to stuff backpacks for children going to immigration court, helped make blankets for newly arriving refugee families, and created felt hearts for themselves or their community (the last two events were organized by the Outreach Committee of the FiberArts Guild). This year, due to Covid-19 we are not able to host an event in person.
This year, JFCS is hoping to provide an online space for the community to connect with each other, with the theme of “Create Hope”. Here is the website so far: https://create.jfcspgh.org/
We are inviting community members to send pictures/videos of things that help them create hope in difficult times. Songs, poems, crafting, art, photographs, stories so that the broader community is able to view these posts and help keep hope in their hearts and commemorate the 10/27.
On the website, there is a link to submit your artwork.
We would also like to offer live or recorded workshops for community members to take part in. These would be activities that people can participate in from the comfort of their home. Such as knitting, crocheting, mosaic making, embroidery. JFCS would have organize the registration and set up Zoom for live workshops, so people would have support from staff in that regard.
Please let me know if you have any questions!
Yesmina Salib | Program Coordinator
Refugee and Immigrant Support Groups
JFCS Refugee & Immigrant Services
5743 Bartlett Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
Office: 412-422-7200 | Direct Dial: 412-904-5972