Thursday, March 22, 2007

The KVITL Project ......lives on

On March 25th, 2007 after the 10:30 service at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in College Park Maryland, I will continue a project I started at the JCC of Baltimore called the KVITL project. Kvitl is a yiddish word meaning "A little message". It is often used to refer to the notes people put into the cracks in the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
In this project, participants are asked to write a message on a piece of parchment paper. This message can be anything, a hope, wish, dream, etc. Once the paper is filled, it is rolled into a scroll and placed into a suitcase along with other participant's kvitls.
Last year, during my residency at the JCC, I collected 2,500 kvitls from many individuals and filled 6 suitcases with them. The project was on dispaly at MICA in the "Two Way Street" show and now they are on continuous display at the Park Heights JCC in the Senior "Eating Together" room.

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