Survivor Mural at Jewish Family Service of San Diego
Since 1945, Jewish Family Service of San Diego has been and continues to be a vital support system for Holocaust survivors in San Diego. After more than 4 years of careful planning, The Butterfly Project and Jewish Family Service are thrilled to reveal the Remembrance and Hope mural, an installation showing San Diego Holocaust survivors’ stories through symbolism, artifacts, photos, butterflies, reflection space, digital components and more. This installation was created by Cheryl Rattner Price, Executive Director of The Butterfly Project, who felt deeply honored for the opportunity to represent our local Holocaust survivors in this way. It is a chance for community members and leadership to commit more than ever to educating and empowering young people to stand up to injustice and create a more peaceful world. Thank you to JFS’s Susan Cohn, Sol Kempinski, and Michael Hopkins, an artist’s dream team who made this a priority in our community. So proud of our Jewish Family Service of San Diego for all they do. Thank you to everyone who came and wanted to come, we will make future mini tours together! Please email us if you would like a tour to see the mural.
Statement from Jewish Family Service of San Diego
At Jewish Family Service of San Diego, a unique space on the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Campus showcases the stories of San Diego Holocaust Survivors. At the heart of “Remembrance and Hope” is artwork by Cheryl Rattner Price that reminds us of our responsibility to heal and repair the world. Through photographs, family artifacts, ceramic butterflies from The Butterfly Project, a digital museum, and an interactive whiteboard, it encourages everyone who walks past to reflect, remember, and renew their promise of Never Again.