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In our Gallery - Hiddur Mitzvah - Beauty and Mitzvah

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Artwork Created by Nahalat Shalom's B'nai Mitzvah, Cheder and Gan Students

Hiddur Mitzvah is a Jewish principle that teaches us that we should not only perform the mitzvot, the commandments, but also carry them out in beauty. As part of the preparation for their B'nai Mitzvah, Nahalat Shalom encourages students to include a creative projects in addition to the D'var Torah, Torah chanting and participation in the Shabbat service. Students have performed music, written poetry and created visual arts projects with papercutting, fabric and digital arts.

Many of our students work with Dena Palley who shares with them her love of papercutting, a traditional Jeiwsh folkart that almost was lost during the Holocaust. Please visit the gallery to see how our students are bringing this precious and fragile part of our our heritage to life.