Jewish History Workshops & the Arts

HAMILTON, ONTARIO, CANADA – Excellent examples of using all the arts to gather and to engage in community history.  Working Family Stories and Treasures of the Hamilton Jewish Community is a workshop-based community arts project designed to tell the stories of Jewish working families and how they built a community in Hamilton. The project was delivered in schools, seniors’ homes and community centres in 2011-2012.  Here are some links using the various artforms

Drama
Printmaking
3-D Photo Art
Writing/Storytelling
Training Students to Research & Interview

Video and lunch of discussions on the history of Jewish Scrap Collectors in Hamilton.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsH-dZ_EXM4

CLICK FOR:  Excellent set of Questions before Starting a Project:   Community Arts Handout

Community Arts

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