With a deep commitment to maximize a universal message of religious tolerance and enhance the visibility of the Jewish community in Cuba, this initiative consists of three primary projects: a coffee-table art book, a traveling international photography exhibition, and an educational program.
This finely-crafted, high-quality art book will showcase Martin Cohen’s curated photographic survey of Jewish Cuba complemented by interviews and historic background.
A high-impact show will tour museums, galleries, synagogues, and educational institutions around the world. Potential venues for the premiere are The Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles; Beit Hatfutsot in Tel Aviv; and the Joods Historisch Museum in Amsterdam.
A catalyst for critical thinking and cultural understanding, Jewish Cuba, through the transformative power of the arts, can be a platform for teaching at all levels. A video documentary will portray the photographer at work as well as documenting the Jewish community in Cuba – interviews with key members, the synagogues, services and family life.
- K-12 Education
- Photography/Arts Education Workshops and seminars
Cohen’s desire is to capture the heart and soul of the community, with intimate portraits of families both at home and at their temple. In addition to showing life and religious ceremonies at the three active synagogues in Havana, Jewish Cuba Renaissance is committed to exploring centers of Jewish culture outside the capital, documenting the smaller synagogues and culture centers spread over the island.
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All donations are tax deductible under the 501(c)(3) status of Building Bridges Art Exchange.
Thank you so much for supporting this exciting project!