Inspired by the Jewish value of Tikkun Olam (“healing the world”), The MEM Project believes that participating in the artistic process is inherently therapeutic. It fosters collective exploration while offering a new understanding of community partnership. This innovative, mural-based experience of community engagement builds self-esteem and generates new connections as it results in a lasting visual representation of creative collaboration.
The MEM Project was inspired by the word Mifgash, a Hebrew word meaning “meeting place.”
The MEM Project brings community members together to meet, engage, and mural - facilitating the discovery of an artistic “meeting place” to connect and explore.
To arrive at this “meeting place” The MEM Project works with Jewish groups/individuals interested in exploring their identity and spirituality through Jewish art workshops and strengthening their collective bond through community mural projects. As participants learn more about the Jewish value of social justice, they will also have the opportunity to take their newfound talents one step further and connect with and give voice to under-served populations in an innovative model of community partnership through the shared mural experience. Working together with the homeless, at-risk youth, low-income families, etc, participants will make a difference in their neighborhoods by reaching out and engaging with others to help empower their community.