Believe it or not, Fall is right around the corner, and that means Under One Roof is coming soon. Now in its sixth year, the JCC’s collaborative art exhibit brings together local organizations in Nashville to create artwork around a chosen theme to be exhibited in our sukkah during Sukkot. Sukkot is a happy, week-long Jewish fall harvest festival. Participants will be tasked with designing a 30”x48” stretched canvas based on the theme to hang in our sukkah, a temporary structure constructed during Sukkot. The sukkah reminds us of the fragility and temporary nature of life and helps us focus on what is most important.
The theme for this year’s Under One Roof is Kehillah: Community. The Hebrew word Kehillah may be defined as community. A community need not be limited merely by the geographical setting in which people reside. Rather, the concept of Kehillah evokes the value of supporting its members’ physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs by promoting shared values and finding a common purpose. This year’s Under One Roof theme of Kehillah encourages us to find a common purpose to relieve people’s suffering, fight for social justice, and together, build a more resilient Nashville community.
Thirty organizations have already committed to this wonderful project, and we’d love to add more to our list! Any interested organizations may reach out directly to Sharon Benus, Adult and Community-Wide Programs Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.