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What are you Leaving Behind? | HHD 5782

Photo Project for the Jewish New Year

In preparation for 5782, we invite you to pull out your camera (or cell phone!) and capture a photograph in response to one or all of our prompts crafted especially for Elul, the 12th and final month in the Jewish calendar and a time when we reflect on where we stand and where we should be going.

If you live with several TIOH members, you can collaborate on one photo or each submit one. This is a community-wide, collaborative art project and everyone is welcome to participate! 

Here’s your second prompt from Rabbi Mari: 


“Great is the art of beginning but greater is the art of ending.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow  

An honest and reflective closing of 5781 will help us enter 5782 with full hearts and a clean slate. We always carry elements of our past with us but there are surely parts of this year we would like to leave behind. Quarantine. Divisiveness. Impulses that don’t serve us. Impatience. Fear. What else? Can we go so far as to bless them as we ask them to fade gracefully into the past? 

Send something from your existing photo roll or shoot something new. Your photos will become part of an expansive piece of video art that will be shared during the High Holidays on campus and online. 

We can’t wait to see what you share!

Diana Wyenn Artistic Director, TIOH Arts & Culture
Zach Lasker Executive Director

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