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THA students’ art, values topic for Green Valley talk

Art by students of Tucson Hebrew Academy is on display at Beth Shalom Temple Center in Green Valley. (Courtesy Amy Pozez)

The art gallery at Beth Shalom Temple Center in Green Valley will present “A Visual Exploration of Jewish Values: The Art of Jewish Youth,” featuring art by students at Tucson Hebrew Academy, through Dec. 21.

“Values are the mainstay of our belief. Thoughts often swim in my head about how I am going to convey the importance of Judaism while accepting that all Jewish children who walk through our gates won’t graduate wanting to daven (recite prayers) every morning,” says Amy Pozez, art teacher at THA. Her students have challenged themselves to explore Judaism while creating art that expresses their personal values.

Pozez, herself an accomplished artist, has been a teacher at THA for six years.

“Developing values takes practice, just like anything else. Practice doesn’t come from one 45-minute session, but through putting it into action and taking the time to reflect on how we demonstrate and live our values,” she says.

Pozez will present a gallery walk and talk on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 11:30 a.m., following the temple’s new members bagel breakfast. 

For more information, call 648-6690.