Congregation Beth Israel in Media and architect Stephen W. Schwartz invite students, their families and members of the public to construct a model of the Old City of Jerusalem entirely out of LEGOs on Sunday, January 8, from 10 a.m. to noon.
The final product will be a 70,000 block structure of Jerusalem built on a 400 square-foot scale map and consisting of the Holy Temple, the Montefiore Windmill, the Tower of David, the city walls, and each of the eight gates.
“Building Jerusalem” is a program that Schwartz runs as a part of a Jewish construction series he created to teach Jewish history through exciting, hands-on activities. Schwartz says that “The beauty of seeing kids and their parents working together is a really great sight.”
This model will become the centerpiece of the “Eliana Andersen Art and Creativity Festival” commemorating the life of a student who passed away in 2005. Those who attend will be performing a “hiddur mitzvah,” the act of enhancing a good deed through art and beauty.
For more information contact Reisa Mukamal at email@example.com or call (610) 203-7730.