A Besere Velt
A Be the Change Event
Partners in amplifying injustice through arts, this beautiful performance by 30 choir members with amplify the entire social justice motif of Be the Change
A Better World – is proud to be a “voice” for justice. This 70-member intergenerational community chorus weaves the heartache and irrepressible idealism of Yiddish folk music into a vision of justice and humanity for the 21st century.
The repertoire of A Besere Velt grew out of the shtetls, the sweatshops and union meetings, the camps and ghettos. These folk songs make the richness of the Eastern European immigrant experience accessible to a generation of non-Yiddish speakers. They contain the sounds of the history, the culture and the progressive values that have influenced generations.
For more information regarding A Besere Velt, please visit: https://circleboston.org/community-chorus
Be The Change: Jewishly Inspired Public Art
Inspired by the Jewish tenet of justice and drawing from the ritualistic Jewish Tzedakah box, Be the Change is an art and activism initiative. The tzedakah box (tzedakah is Hebrew for justice) is a small box in which Jews traditionally collect loose change to be donated to the needy, drawing from the core Jewish value of caring for all people. Be the Change rallies the community at-large towards activism and change. Featuring larger than life “tzedakah boxes,” each exploring a different theme of justice. We hope through this that people will become change agents in their own communities. The project is inspired by conversations between Ruth Messinger, a NYC political activist, and past President and CEO of the American Jewish World Service, a Jewish international development agency working to fight poverty and pursue justice around the world and artist Caron Tabb. Caron’s solo show Humanity is Not a Spectator Sport is currently on view now at the Beacon Gallery and features two tzedakah boxes that have inspired this project. The show will be 6-larger than life justice vessels, or tzedakah boxes in a public location in Boston this Spring.View Series