Coque iphone 7 snowboard La Jolla synagogue unveils Holocaust memorial
La Jolla synagogue unveils Holocaust memorial
And thus the Tree of Life unfurled”
For 10 years, Sonia Ancoli Israel walked through the empty plaza at coque iphone 6 silicone violet Congregation Beth El and imagined that coque bleach iphone 6 someday a beautiful memorial would rise there to honor the 6 million Jewish lives lost in the Holocaust.
On Thursday, that wish came true when Israel, the daughter of Holocaust survivors, presided over the dedication of a large “Tree of coque huawei p20 lite carrefour Life” memorial and poem at the La Jolla synagogue. Thursday was Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day. The occasion took on losvick coque huawei p20 added significance as hate crimes against Jews including a fatal shooting on Saturday at Chabad of Poway are on the rise worldwide.
Congregation Beth uciha itachi o1284 coque iphone 7 plus iphone 8 plus 1coques8plusiphone3768 El senior rabbi Ron Shulman said memorials like this one designed by Escondido artist Helen Segal help younger generations of Jews understand the sacrifices their ancestors made to provide them with the liberties and blessings they have today.
“The hidden hope for this memorial is that it recedes into the background while you are here to live, pray, learn and congregate,” Shulman said. “It’s skylar grey z4270 iphone xr coque goldufoa14504 always there as a backdrop for what we experienced, but because of that experience, you’re living your life in the richest way.”
The $100,000 memorial was spearheaded by Israel, a world renowned sleep researcher coque pour huawei p10 imprimer explore bart simpson supreme l2748 coque iphone 7 plus iphone 8 plus 1coques8plusiphone1265 garcons and professor emeritus of psychiatry at UC San Diego. The Mission Hills resident has been coque huawei p smart tunisie attending services at Congregation Beth El with her husband, Andy, for more than 30 years.
Israel’s late parents, Esther and Nissan Ancoli, were held in concentration camps in Lithuania during World War vans w3057 coque iphone 7 plus iphone 8 plus 1coques8plusiphone8782 coque huawei p18 lite 2017 II. They survived, but much of their family was lost, either in the camps or shot in the streets. After the war, they served as members of the Brecha, a Jewish underground that worked to smuggle Jewish children to Palestine.
Twenty years ago, Israel chaired the committee to build a Holocaust memorial at the Jewish Community Center in La Jolla. And when she was appointed president the hundreds stussy x6169 coque iphone 7 plus iphone 8 plus 1coques8plusiphone6268 of the board at Congregation Beth El seven years ago, she led the campaign to create a memorial there, as well.
“Things like what happened here are coque huawei p smart 2019 or why it’s so important that we always remember,” Israel said, referring to the anti Semitic attack in Poway that left one woman dead and three wounded. “We hope that it doesn’t happen again, yet look at the world around us. We have to do what we can do to make people understand that we are just people.”
The tree shaped mural was designed and constructed by Segal, a glass and sculpture artist who collaborated on the concept with Cheryl Rattner Price, executive director and co founder of The Butterfly Project.
Launched at San Diego Jewish Academy in 2006, the educational art project aims to create and mount 1.5 milllion hand painted ceramic butterflies at locations around the world in honor of the 1.5 million children who died in the Holocaust. So far, 227,000 butterflies have been mounted at schools, art installations and memorial sites in 16 countries.
Price, herself an accomplished ceramicist and sculptor, has been friends with Segal for more than a decade and they’ve worked together on several butterfly and Jewish cultural art projects at the Academy and coque iphone 6 labrador the Torrey Hills Center in Carmel Valley. Price said Segal was the ideal iphone 6 coque star wars choice for creating the memorial.
“Helen has the ability to sketch and visualize and fabricate better than any other artist I’ve met in 30 years,” Price said.
Segal was born and raised in South Africa, the granddaughter of Jews who fled anti Semitism in Eastern Europe and England in the early 20th century. in 1985 and settled in San Diego in 1987.
She started out as a painter, but transitioned into coque tetris iphone 6 working with mosaics because piecing together the tiny bits of glass into puzzle coque huawei p20 transparente antichoc like designs helped her make order from the chaos of her home life. Her daughter, now 22, was born unable to crawl or speak and Segal said she found the mosaic work meditative. As she taught her daughter gimfun mignon peinture drole anglais lettre telephone etui pour iphone 8 7 6 6 s 6plus ultra mince to talk through rhymes and song, she also became a poet. As part of her mural creation meilleur coque huawei p10 at Congregation Beth El, she also wrote the 30 line poem “Tree of Life” for a plaque that was also dedicated Thursday.
The 30 foot by 9 foot mural is designed as a large, wide branched tree made from a mix of materials including glass tiles, pounded metal, tempered glass, broken mirror, rocks, wood, Jerusalem stone and nearly 400 butterflies. She describes the mural’s overall impact as a “gestalt” that pulls together the threads of the Holocaust in a cohesive, symbolic way that invites questions and discovery.
The broken glass represents Kristallnacht, the Nazi rampage in 1938 Germany that left thousands of Jewish owned glass storefronts shattered. Rectangles of weathered wood resemble the railroad tracks that led to the concentration camps. Some branches look like chimneys and three dimensional gas pipes. Squares of pounded metal represent the munitions coque huawei ale l21 rabat factories where Jews were forced to work. There’s a star of David, resembling the badges Jews were required to wear on coque huawei p20 lite paillette liquide bleu their clothing.
The mural has 360 butterflies supplied by the Butterfly Project, all hand painted by congregation members. There are also 36 glass butterflies created by congregation member Keith Wahl. One tree section is shaped like a shofar, the ram’s horn used during Jewish holy day services. Another is shaped like a dove’s wing, representing peace.
There’s also what looks like an oven door in the trunk, a feature she added after a profoundly moving visit to Europe’s Terezin and Mauthausen concentration camp memorials in 2017. At the base of the tree mural is a bed of 4 tons of river rocks, representing deep roots and stability.
One of the most important elements of the mural is use of green stone and glass to represent new life and the resiliency of the Jewish people.
“I hope it represents the light at the end of the tunnel,” Segal said. “As Jews, if we’re overly obsessed with the dark part of our history, we’d never be able to move beyond the ugly. That’s what the green represents. It means growth and hope.”
The memorial isn’t quite finished. Money is still needed for a mural preservation fund that will be raised through small leaf sculptures that congregation members can dedicate to family members who survived, or were lost in, the Holocaust. At Thursday’s service, 257 of these relatives’ names were read aloud…