Friday, April 25, 2014

8th Grader Places 3rd in Holocaust Art Contest

8th grader Rebecca Brown placed 3rd in this year's Memphis Jewish Federation sponsored Holocaust Art Contest.  The contest, which challenges students Jewish and non-Jewish from across the region to create Holocaust inspired art in advance of Yom HaShoah, has steadily grown in recent years.  Under the direction of our talented and dedicated art teacher, Mrs. Chany Fleishhacker, MHA students have competed for top billing each and every year.

Rebecca, who has chosen to join us here in Memphis to pursue a Jewish education not available in her hometown of New Orleans, created a haunting representation of the possessions left behind by a victim of Nazi crimes.  They demonstrate the simple, and innocent, humanity of which so many were robbed during that awful time in our history.

Rebecca's work as well as the other submissions from MHA students are currently on display in the MJCC's art gallery and will be there through May 13th.  I strongly encourage all who can to stop by and see them for yourselves.

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