MARCH OF REMEMBERANCE
The March of Rememberance in 2014 was organized by the Jewish Historical Institute in partnership with MI POLIN. We designed the graphics for the March of Rememberance and created the idea concerning the documents from the Ringelblum Archive. We chose signatures of real people from documents from the Archive.
The paper daffodils were designed by Helena Czernek for the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. The campaign has been run by the Museum of The History of Polish Jews since 2014. The daffodils symbolize memory. For a long time, every year Marek Edelman, the last surviving leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, used to get a bunch of daffodils from an anonymous person. Edelman decided to bring these flowers to the Monument of the Ghetto Heroes. The “daffodil campaign” is a kind of continuation of that gesture, a memory.
TREES OF LIGHT
We made bright ecumenical trees for Holidays in Kazimierz – former Jewish District in Krakow at Brzozowa Square. In 2014 Hanukah and Christmas started and finished at the same time. By this event we wanted to create a common holiday atmosphere to enojy this unique time.
The Trees of Light were created in a cooperation with The Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow and The Machers.
Our bronze mezuzah based on the mezuzah trace form Ząbkowska 12 in Warsaw was given as a statuette to President of American Jewish Committee John Shapiro during Global Forum 2019.
MIR ZAYNEN DO
We were asked by the american organization The Workmen’s Circle to design for them a spacial pin for the 75th anniversary of the Ghetto Uprising. The pins had to be connected to the Ghetto. We decided to make an imprint of the brick of the Ghetto Wall. The part of the Ghetto Wall survived at Złota Street in Warsaw. We wrote “Mir Zaynen do” on the imprint – “We are here” in Yiddish.
OUR MEZUZAHS AT CBST
The biggest synagogue for the LGBTQ in New York was opened after 43 years! On each of 36 doors our bronze mezuzahs were affixed. By this collection Poland is much closer to the Congregation Beit Simchat Torah and we are closer to CBST as well. The Mayor of New York City Bill DiBlasio, Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, and CBST President Nate Goldstein affixed a Mi Polin mezuzah to the front door at their dedication ceremony.
We give lectures on mezuzah traces and our research. Here we talked:
Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia
Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in New York City
Holocaust Education Week in Toronto
Toronto Reference Library
Jewish Community Library in San Francisco
Jewish Culture Festival in Kraków
Museum of Masovian Jews in Płock
OUR MEZUZAHS FOR JCC KRAKOW
We designed a short series of mezuzahs for JCC Krakow!
We showed our works at many exhibitions.
Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw
Miles Nadal JCC in Toronto
Fenster Gallery in Toronto
Osher Marin JCC in San Rafael
Peninsula JCC in Foster City
Museum of Masovian Jews in Płock
WE FOUND 165 MEZUZAH TRACES.
During our adventure, we found 165 traces of mezuzahs in Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Romania and Hungary. We created the largest database of mezuzah traces in the world.
We have met many fantastic people through our years of searching for traces of mezuzahs. We have always enjoyed every meeting and we remember every meeting.
OUR JUDAICA IN COLLECTIONS
Jewish Museum in NYC
Etnographic Museum in Warsaw
Jewish Museum of the City of Vienna
Museum of the city of Krakow
As the Mi Polin / From Poland Foundation, we organized the first educational festival dedicated to mezuzahs in Poland. During the Mezuzah Festival (Festiwal Mezuza), we introduced Warsaw residents to the city’s Jewish past, the symbolic meaning of the mezuzah and the documentary activities of the Foundation. The Festival began with a walk through Warsaw’s Praga district in the traces of the last mezuzahs. The main part of the Festival took place at the JCC Warsaw. Lectures were devoted to the mezuzah and Jewish Warsaw, and the exhibition “Mezuzah – Memory – Identity” presented 100 traces of mezuzahs found and documented by us.