Grow Justice: Fight Hunger is funded by the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund's North Peninsula Regional Impact Committee, and is a joint project of the PJCC and Kevah.
The PJCC is proud to be a part of the Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood presenting educational and cultural programs that explore Jewish heritage, identity, and community. this initiative is co-funded by the Koret Foundation and the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture.
See the progress of our Grow Justice Mural in the Photo Gallery!
Take a look at the associated Garden that adjoins the Mural. All of the produce fromthe Justice Garden goes to a local shelter.
PJCC Welcomes Artist-in-Residence
Jay Wolf Schlossberg-Cohen
July 2013 - October 2013
The PJCC is pleased to present Jay Wolf Schlossberg-Cohen as our guest Artist-in-Residence who will lead the community in the creation of an original mural on the wall in the Hamlin Garden. From the Clinton White House to the Los Angeles Philharmonic, from the streets of Baltimore to private collections in China, Jay’s works are worldwide. A professional artist in Baltimore, Maryland, his subjects focus on community-based public art, landscapes, dancers, musicians, youth projects, and sacred works. His preferred mediums include acrylic, ceramic, glass, paper and watercolor, although he thrives in all artistic endeavors. Jay serves in local governments and non-profit groups fighting for the arts and social justice institutions.
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PJCC Grow Justice Mural
In July of 2013, Jay Wolf Schlossberg-Cohen led 7 design workshops at the PJCC in which people ages 2 - over 90 took part. Workshop participants were given Jewish texts as a starting point for design inspiration.
The over arching theme was "Justice, Justice, Thou Shall Pursue'" Deuteronomy 16:20. The texts related to 4 areas that aligned with Judaism's Imperative for Justice.
- Environmental Stewardship
- Human Rights & Dignity
- Economic Justice/Fighting Poverty
- Food Justice
Once the groups assembled their ideas, Jay and the ceramicist, E. Blaise DePaolo, went to work on creating the mural art based on the personal design elements created by the community. Then, for 2 weeks inn October 2013, the community came together to paint the entire mural.
More than 700 members of the community participated in creating the mural either through design workshops or in paint sessions, all led by PJCC Artist-in-Residence Jay Wolf Schlossberg-Cohen.
The Grow Justice Mural is divided into 4 equal sections and one title panel. The 5 sections represent the 5 Books of Moses. The 4 outer sections are open Torah scrolls and the 5th central section is a closed Torah Scroll.
Video (2 Min.)
Documentary Video (7 MIn.)
Mural Time lapse Video
See the entire process of the creation of the Mural in time lapse video.