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PROJECT MOSAICS

Connecting the Pieces of Jewish History

 

OUR APPROACH TO TEACHING JEWISH HISTORY AND CULTURE

Jewish peoplehood is best understood when Jewish voices are heard and their agency is recognized.
This approach to humanities education is multicultural and culturally-affirming.

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GLOBAL

Jewish people are a mosaic of global communities spanning continents.

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PLURALISTIC

Jewish identity is not singular. Racial, ethnic, cultural, linguistic, and religious expressiveness is diverse among Jews around the world.

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INTERCONNECTED

The history of the Jewish people is woven into world history. Jewish culture and social life are inseparable from countless other communities.

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DYNAMIC

What it means to be Jewish has never been static. Jewish identity and expressions evolve across time and place.

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MULTIDIMENSIONAL

Being Jewish cannot be reduced to one thing. It includes ways of knowing and ways of being that take multiple shapes.

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JOYOUS

Jewish cultural life is full of joy. Identifying uplifting aspects of Jewish experiences is about recognizing the full humanity of Jewish people.

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HYBRID

Jewish identity exists within a web of contact and exchange. Cultural diffusion occurs alongside efforts to continue and preserve Jewish life.

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CREATIVE

Artistic expression crosses genres and media within Jewish cultural life. Music, visual arts, and literature are among many forms of creative productions.

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