Applications Open for Global/Local High School Edition: Exploring the Shema Through Art

8 Sep

Hosted by the Aleph Society’s Global Day of Jewish Learning, RAVSAK, the Jewish Art Salon and Jewish Art Now.

The 2011 Global Day of Jewish Learning will focus on the unity of the Jewish people through the words of the Shema Yisrael, the quintessential Jewish prayer. Last year’s inaugural Global Day of Jewish Learning celebrated the completion of the Steinsaltz Talmud and counted over 400 communities in 48 countries and six continents. On Nov 13th, 2011, the second annual Global Day of Jewish Learning will unite Jewish communities through the study of sacred text.

Building upon the success of the 2010 Global Day, we are excited to announce a new partnership between the Global Day of Jewish Learning, RAVSAK, the Jewish Art Salon and Jewish Art Now. “Global/Local” will be a virtual online gallery, accessible to all Global Day Communities. The featured work will reflect the diversity of the participating communities.

We invite submissions that explore the Shema. In order to prepare students on the different aspects of the Shema, we have included a new class prepared for the Global Day of Jewish Learning, Shema: An Introduction & Overview which can used with students prior to them beginning their artwork. (Note: the class also includes a facilitator’s guide.)

All two and three dimensional media is acceptable; video is not. Because the final show will be projected, not hung, your digital documentation is very important. Please pay close attention to the digital formatting specifications and make sure the images you send present your work to its best effect.

Eligibility: All Jewish High School Students
Application: Deadline: October 16th, 2011
Selection Notification: October 10th, 2011
Opening: November 13th, 2011 at all participating Global Day communities worldwide.

1. Fill out the electronic Application Form here. Additional forms can be found at:
2. Email 1-2 examples of your work to [email protected]. Each file should be a JPG file, 300 dpi. The file names should take the format: LastName_FirstName_1.jpg. Please put “ HS Global Day Submission_Last Name, First Name” as the subject of the email.

Yona Verwer is an artist and president of the Jewish Art Salon. Chava Evans is a freelance illustrator and artist who lives and works in Baltimore MD. Elke Reva Sudin is an artist and executive director of Jewish Art Now.

For more information on the Global Day of Jewish Learning and how to get your community involved visit For more information about our art partners
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