YAD MomME Time takes on Hiddur Mitzvah Project

by | Feb 16, 2018 | Other News

As part of the Gary Rosenthal Hiddur Mitzvah Project, members of UJFT’s Young Adult Division’s MomMe made mosaic Shabbat candlesticks on Wednesday, Jan. 24 during a Tikkun Olam event at the Simon Family JCC.

Gary Rosenthal is best known for his unique line of Judaica sculptures that he has created for more than 30 years. Rosenthal combines artwork with function with his welded metal pieces to unite the blessings of a mitzvah with his distinctive art. Rosenthal developed the Hiddur Mitzvah (to beautify a mitzvah) project to give people the opportunity to participate in Tikkun Olam. The YAD MomMe participants created candlesticks for themselves, as well as for families devastated by the wild fires in California.

In addition to the Mitzvah project, MomMe Time also brought new faces to the Cardo at the Sandler Family Campus. Over bagels and coffee, the moms mingled and designed.

The event was made possible with a grant from the Helen G Gifford Foundation.

– Carly Glikman