Connecting Interfaith Families to Jewish Life in Greater Cleveland by providing programs and opportunities for interfaith families to experience Judaism in a variety of venues, meet other interfaith families, and to connect to other Jewish organizations that may serve their needs.
A great way for Jewish professionals and volunteers who work with and provide programming for people in interfaith relationships to locate resources and trainings to build more welcome into their Jewish communities; connect with and learn from each other; and publicize and enhance their programs and services.
Tour the exhibition Do Not Destroy: Trees, Art, and Jewish Thought, and then join exhibiting artist David Tomb for an engaging conversation about how he uses his art as a tool for conservation. Tomb is a highly skilled artist and a dedicated environmentalist who founded his own non-profit, Jeepney Projects Worldwide (JPW). Learn about how Tomb went from birding in the Oakland hills with his high school buddies to traveling in Ecuador with those same friends, his paint brush, and a vision for social change.
Tomb has been an artist and serious bird nerd since childhood. He drew birds as a youngster in Oakland, stomping around his local patch in search of great-horned owls and red-tailed hawks. When not in the studio or roving California looking for birds, he delights in birding in Mexico and Ecuador. He exhibits his art nationally and internationally and has been widely published in the New Yorker, The New York Times, and Harpers. In addition, his work is in many public art collections including: The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Oakland Museum, and the Crocker Museum.
Jeepney Projects Worldwide raises awareness and helps endangered birds and other creatures through the creation of artwork that celebrates these important wild things. With each project focusing on and advocating for a particular species, JPW hopes to instill a passion for learning more about these unique animals and find ways to help reverse course on their impending demise. JPW’s current project is to tell the story of the iconic Philippine Eagle of Mindanao.
FREE for youth 18 and under – this program is for teens only