Friday, March 8, 2002Sunday, May 19, 2002
Harold and Mickey Smith Gallery of Jewish Arts and Culture
A tzedakah box is a Jewish alms container which holds a unique and coveted place in Jewish tradition. This exhibition features twelve tzedakah boxes by Minnesota artists selected from a juried competition. The word tzedakah is derived from the Hebrew root tzadek, which means "justice" or "righteousness." The act of "giving tzedakah" (providing money for those less fortunate) is an actual commandment meant to bring justice to the world. The tzedakah box therefore represents a personal and intimate interaction between an individual, God, and one's community.
Images: (left to right)
First place, Frank J. Brown, Hope for Tomorrow; second place, Jay Isenberg and Jeremy Clark, Niche for a Charity Box; third place, Diane Katsiaficas, Open Your Hand.
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Organized by The Minneapolis Institute of Arts and Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council, an initiative of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation Department of Identity and Continuity
Cash prizes for the juried competition were funded by the Howard B. Brin Jewish Arts Endowment, a designated endowment of the Jewish Community Foundation of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation.
Jewish Community Center of Greater Saint Paul
1375 St. Paul Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55116
Tzedakah Box Exhibition, March 8 - May 19
The Jewish Community Center of Minneapolis
4330 Cedar Lake Road , Minneapolis, MN 55416
Tzedakah Box Exhibition, March 17 - May 19
Tzedakah Fair, March 10, 12:30 - 3:00 P.M. free