Hands of Hope

Bonnie Cohen’s “Hands of Hope” Virtual Mosaic Project Raises Funds for Local NAACP

On July 30, members of Beth El Congregation and friends “virtually gathered” together to create black and white mosaic ” Hands of Hope ”.

The multi- generational, interfaith group pieced together their mosaic projects and created a meaningful symbol of hope to proudly display in their homes, as a constant reminder of the ongoing struggle for racial justice and equality.

The day’s poignancy was intensified by the publication of John Lewis last words on that very same day. As we acknowledged the Jewish people’s suffering throughout history, John Lewis’ words eloquently implored us to do more. “You must also study and learn the lessons of history because humanity has been involved in this soul-wrenching, existential struggle for a very long time.”

The Beth El Synagogue community, clergy and leaders offered our solidarity and empathy for the black community and support for the work of the NAACP with a donation of $1000 from our ” Hands of Hope” project. We pray this gesture of hope will help us all move toward the fulfillment of John Lewis’ dream of a ” Beloved Community.”