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Documenting History Through Art with the David Labkovski Project

Hosted By: The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning

Lithuanian-Israeli artist, David Labkovski documented history through art as a way to bear witness to the past. His artwork depicts: the vibrant community of Vilna, his imprisonment in the Soviet Gulag, the fate of his beloved childhood community under the Nazi occupation and his resiliency as a freeman living in Israel. Labkovski’s work offers a glimpse into the range of human emotion—hope and despair, joy and sorrow.

Join us in commemoration of Kristallnacht for this powerful lecture and workshop.

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Leora Raikin

South African-born, Los Angeles based, Leora Raikin is an international speaker captivating audiences throughout the world. As founder of the David Labkovski Project, educator, artist and author she co-developed a project based multi disciplinary educational program to teach students about Jewish life in Eastern Europe; before, during and after the Holocaust through the art of Lithuanian-Israeli artist David Labkovski (1906-1991) that has been successfully scaled and implemented in middle schools, high schools and colleges in the United States, Lithuania and Mexico. Leora has been a keynote speaker at Chapman University, West Point Military Academy & Uniworld Jewish Heritage Cruises amongst others and has been honored by Los Angeles City Council for her work in using the art of David Labkovski to commemorate the Holocaust. Leora was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa and earned a Bachelor of Business Science undergraduate degree from University of Cape Town and a Masters in Research from UCT, South Africa.
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The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning

Melton is a pluralistic Jewish educational network that engages adult learners in accessible study of Jewish texts and ideas.
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