Local non-profit Tikkun Ha-Ir honored artist, activist and educator Jody Hirsh at its annual fundraising event, The Art of Giving, on Wednesday, June 19, 2019.
The Art of Giving event featured the opportunity to view and buy local art, design art projects and bid in an art-themed silent auction.
Jody Hirsh, the event honoree, is the director of Judaic education at Milwaukee’s Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center in Whitefish Bay. He is the winner of the 2014 Morton L. Mandel Award for Jewish Educational Leadership and the 2005 Covenant Award for Outstanding Jewish Educator.
Proceeds from The Art of Giving will support Tikkun Ha-Ir in its efforts to make Milwaukee a more just place for all its residents. Meaning “repair the city” in Hebrew, Tikkun Ha-Ir’s main initiatives are to bring fresh produce and vegetable-rich meals to food pantries and to provide vital supplies to formerly homeless families.