The students of North Shore Hebrew Academy High School, under the tutelage of Ms. Lindsay Rabson and Ms. Alexandra Loverro, have taken on the creative and extremely rewarding challenge of "The Memory Project!" This is a wonderful nonprofit organization that invites art teachers and their students to create painted portraits for youth around the world who have faced substantial challenges, such as neglect, abuse, loss of parents, and extreme poverty.
These portraits help the children feel valued and important, knowing that so many people care about their well-being, and to act as meaningful pieces of personal history in the future. For the students of North Shore, this has become an opportunity to creatively practice kindness and global awareness. This year our students had the honor of painting the portraits of orphaned youth in Syria.
Click the link below to watch an uplifting and very moving video documenting the journey of these beautifully moving portraits from Great Neck, New York to the arms of the Syrian children they were painted for! Additionally, all of the national Memory Project participants' financial contributions enabled the purchase of $5,187 in art supplies for various community centers, refugee camps and orphanages allowing children to creatively express themselves!
Copies of these portraits will be on display during our Art Show on May 22, 2017, at Great Neck Synagogue.