Project: VITAL 2017: Celebrating Creativity, Nature, Respecting Animals, and Honoring our Elders

Project: VITAL (Values In The Arts & Life) 2017 celebrated values demonstrated in the artwork of Mrs. Jeanine Semon.  Mrs. Semon is an 86-year-old, local artist, whose art depicts scenes from nature. The program focused on Mrs. Semon’s series of five watercolor paintings entitled, “Passages.”  This series portrays a procession of animals passing through from one painting to the next. […]

Recorders Play Jewish Music

In February 2017, RUACH introduced its new recorder method book, entitled “Recorders Play Jewish Music,” to schools around Milwaukee.  Developed by Mrs. Marty Fox (Founder and Director of Arts and Enrichment at Ohr Eliyahu Yeshiva Day School in Los Angeles) in conjunction with RUACH,  the book features Jewish music along with thoughts from Torah sources.  The program consisted of both […]

Project: VITAL (Values in the Arts & Life)

Project: VITAL (Values in the Arts & Life) is RUACH’s unique program that combines arts instruction with lessons in positive values. Last year, RUACH sent art teachers to eight diverse institutions within the greater Milwaukee area , including schools and homes for the elderly. Ms. Karen Reiffman created a lesson plan that, through the use of various art media, taught […]