The Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture is proud to present the art works of Helena Czernek and Aleksander Prugar, co-founders of Judaica designs "Mi Polin." Czernek and Prugar spoke about their designs at the Osher Marin JCC at opening reception Sept. 11, preceded by a talk at the Jewish Community Library (Sept. 9). Both events were well attended, and audiences were eager to hear about Mi Polin's role as part of the new Jewish art movement in Poland. Over 100 people were present at the opening reception at the Osher Marin JCC, which will remain on display until November 10. On display were several of the duo's projects, including:
- a transparent mezuzah dotted with Braille
- yellow paper daffodils – reminiscent of the real flowers that Marek Edelman, the last survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, used to receive each year and place on the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes
- mezuzot created from the traces left on the doorposts of Jewish homes in pre-war Poland.
The unique works of Mi Polin tell a story through sculpture and photography of a Poland that is revitalizing its Jewish heritage decades after the Holocaust.
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OPENING RECEPTION WITH ARTISTS AND EXHIBIT
OSHER MARIN JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER