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Mon, Oct 03


LJCC (Levine Jewish Community Center)

CHES Butterfly Project Workshop

Learn more about the Holocaust with CHES friends.

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CHES Butterfly Project Workshop
CHES Butterfly Project Workshop

Time & Location

Oct 03, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

LJCC (Levine Jewish Community Center), 5007 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC 28226, USA

About the Event

Join other CHES Families for The Butterfly Project at the LJCC (Levine Jewish Community Center).  We will meet at the Sam Lerner Center of Shalom Park to learn more about the Holocaust.  

In 2008, the Charlotte Jewish community committed to joining The Butterfly Project, which was co-founded in 2006 in San Diego, California, by educator Jan Landau and artist Cheryl Rattner Price. The Butterfly Project was developed as a call to action through education, the arts, and memorial making, which uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate about the dangers of hatred and bigotry and cultivates empathy and social responsibility. Participants paint ceramic butterflies that are displayed as symbols of resilience and hope, with the goal of creating 1.5 million butterflies around the world—one for each child who perished during the Holocaust, and honoring the survivors. Since the inception of the project, tens of thousands of ceramic butterflies have been painted in Charlotte.

The CHES group has been invited to participate in a 2 ½ hour field trip for 5th- through 12th-grade students* at Shalom Park, and includes interaction with a local Holocaust survivor, an educational segment based on the Anti Defamation League’s Pyramid of Hate, a lesson on the importance of names and identities, a visit to the Memorial, and the painting of ceramic butterflies.

The cost is $5 per person who wishes to paint a memorial butterfly.  Only those painting butterflies need to register.  Parents who are only chaperones and who do not plan to paint do not need to register.  This trip is limited to 100 registered people.  

*They are recommending children in 5th-12th grades.  Parents, please use your discretion for this.  

We are asking that you register with CHES first so that we know how many are attending.  Once you do the CHES registration, you will be sent a link to register with the LJCC and pay for your butterflies.  

Review of these materials prior to attending a Butterfly Project workshop will enhance the students’ experience:  

Irving Bienstock 

Suly Chenkin 


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