WHAT WE DO . . .
THE RESULTS ARE INSPIRING
The Jüdische Kulturbund Project leads workshops, “Music + Art: Exploring Responses to Oppression”, collaborating with educators, musicians, performing artists, and visual artists to produce engaging experiences for the classroom (primary, secondary, high-school and university curricula) as well as Web- and community-based educational programs.
The goals of the initiative are to raise awareness, augment young people’s perception of the past, catalyze students to action, share a little-known inspirational story of the past, and to recognize contemporary mirrors perhaps within our own families, communities, and selves.
The intention of the program is to explore issues resulting from the choice artists make everyday living under oppression. Do I stay or leave? We want to encourage discussion among social and cultural history, theatre, and music students as well as encourage thoughts about how the story the Jüdische Kulturbund is relevant today.
Please see an online exhibition of creative responses by participants in our workshops.
WORKSHOPS ON LOCATION
The Arts Institute and the Performing Arts Department at Montgomery College in Rockville, MD hosting our workshop “Make Art Not War”, Arts Responses to Oppression. Students and faculty participated in our program and are featured in our highlight video, above.
Sponsored by Classrooms Without Borders and the Jewish Federation—Greater Pittsburgh, we led students from several middle- and high-schools in Pittsburgh, as shown in the highlight video, above.
We had a successful turnout of 50 teachers participating in our workshop at the Jewish Museum of Maryland as revealed in our highlight video, above.
Examples of art produced by teachers at our education workshop at the Jewish Museum of Maryland, Baltimore on August 3, 2016. (Photographs by Kaitlyn Haney, Pandxa)
In an effort to reach people around the world, we lead workshops over Skype. As Internet becomes more accessible and stable, we will be able to work with more participants in our workshops who can build connections with each other.
Collaborating with Musicians for World Harmony in Ithaca, NY; the Kulturskolan at Hagfors Kommun in Hagfors, Sweden; and the Root Foundation in Kigali, Rwanda, we led a “Connecting Classrooms” pilot, using Skype to connect everyone remotely, as seen in the video above.
More About the Project
The Jüdische Kulturbund Story
Exploring Issues of Oppression
Artivists — The Exhibition
Bullets to Books — The Feature Documentary Film
Hannah’s Dance — The Performance
Singer — The Dramatic Feature Film
The Opus — A Play with Music
The Ring Project — The Multimedia Play