The Tzedakah Box Project 2005
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The tradition of Tzedakah (righteousness) is a fundamental part of Jewish life. There are many forms of righteous behaviour, but giving charity is among the most basic.
Conceived by the members of the Toronto Jewish Arts Council and brought to life by local artists, the Tzedakah Box Project is a first in the history of Toronto’s Jewish arts community. We have received overwhelming interest from local artists who wish to identify with the Jewish community. And through this project we have succeeded in connecting artists and also recent immigrants, patrons, teachers and students.
Over 70 local artists have donated their work and creativity to present UJA Federation of Greater Toronto’s first annual Tzedakah Box Project. The tzedakah boxes were on display in the Koffler Gallery Loggia at the Bathurst Jewish Community Centre from March 30 – April 5, 2005. The display highlighted the diversity that Toronto’s artists bring to their work.