The Paint - A - Prayer Project
"Jennifer was so amazing to work with! She helped create a wonderful collaborative environment in which more than 100 students were afforded the opportunity to express their own unique interpretation of Ma'ariv Aravim and Yotzer Or. Both text study and painting sessions were beautifully run, and the concept of students helping to "renew Creation" through their own unique creative process helped build confidence and bolster self-esteem for all participants.
This program solidified for our students the idea that there is most certainly more than one way to experience prayer..."
Barbara Haber, Director of Education, Temple Avodat Shalom, River Edge NJ - January 2020
“It was both an honor and a privilege working with Jewish educator and artist Jennifer Levine. Her warmth and expertise enabled our students to create a true work of art as they celebrated their learning of our sacred prayers. Rabbi Laurence P. Malinger Temple Shalom of Aberdeen - October 2019
"Our community experienced a great enlivening energy through the creative exploration of prayer led by the wonderful Jennifer Levine. Regardless of individuals past experiences with visual art everyone felt a sense of deepening into our sacred texts through the lens of spontaneous creativity and we are grateful to have been able to explore this at such a pivotal time transitioning from Elul into Tishrei."
Cantor Meredith Greenberg, Temple Ner Tamid - Bloomfield, NJ (S’licot Mural)
“The Paint-a-Prayer project and Jenn’s enthusiasm and creativity are inspiring a new level of excitement and joy in our Hebrew school” Rabbi Allison Berlinger, New City Jewish Center - October 2019
“Having Jennifer at Camp Harlam was an amazing experience. We have brought a number of musical Artists- in- Residence to our camp, but bringing a visual artist was a great addition to our program. She helped us create beautiful murals that represented our Middot program and every camper was incorporated into them” Ellie Tepper Schulman, Assistant Director Camp Harlam - July 2019
“Paint-a-Prayer was a meaningful, engaging and experiential way for my teens to come together and participate with prayer. It was an active and thought -provoking activity that has lead to a beautiful work of art in our synagogue. Our mural has led to many discussions throughout the synagogue about the meaning behind our creation and I believe that Paint- a- Prayer is not just the experience of creating the Mural but about the community and discussions it will foster in the years to come. Thank you for everything! It was wonderful! The mural is beautiful!“ Rebecca Slavin-Phillips, PhD. Religious school Director, Temple Judea of Bucks County, November 201
“The mural looks incredible! The kids seemed to enjoy the mural and truly, I think that the proof was in far more engaged camper body in our larger art/communal projects throughout the summer. This mural project showed our campers how committed we are to Kehilla so thank you so much for being a large part of that movement”
Shira Director-Nowack, Camp Director, Camp Havaya, July 2019