In this video, Jody Hirsh, Director of Judaic Education at the JCC in Milwaukee, talks about how arts are the best education. “They are immediate,” Hirsh says. “You can experience a work of art, and it can strengthen your identity.”
By creating a Jewish Artists’ Lab, artists in the Jewish community of the upper Midwest region have a space in which to study and discuss Jewish text to inform their artistic creations, as well as participate in a parallel Artists-in-Resident program. “Experiencing a work of art helps create meaning in one’s life,” Hirsh says.