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Wishing Well

Commissioned by Jewish Arts Collaborative Be The Change 2023

This interactive sculpture draws from sacred geometric healing, particularly the pyramid, offering a serene space for self-presence. It tackles mental health and ancestral trauma, highlighting the luxury of healing time and the mask of struggles, notably for BIPOC women. Visitors can meditate on heartfelt prayers, fostering love, lightening burdens, and casting wishes into a life-size Jewish Tzedakah. This shared act of healing reinforces the interconnectedness of support and growth.

(3 min) Former President and CEO of American Jewish World Service Ruth Messinger and Be the Change Global Ambassador Rabbi Menachem Creditor (Pearl and Ira Meyer Scholar-in-Residence at UJA-Federation New York; founder of Rabbis Against Gun Violence) talk about the Jewish themes and imagery, such as the mikveh, resonant in Cicely Carew’s Wishing Well.

Concluding the conversation with artist Cicely Carew and former President and CEO of American Jewish World Service Ruth Messinger for Be the Change Boston 2023, Rabbi Menachem Creditor performs “Olam Chesed Yibaneh” for the world to come.

Olam Chesed Yibaneh 

Text: Psalm 89:3 

Music and English by Rabbi Menachem Creditor 

2024 update:
Wishing Well provided shelter for new life to emerge
Wishing Well, New Life
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