Founder of PJ Library, Jewish literacy nonprofit, launches poster initiative

Click photo to download. Caption: A poster by Ivan Chermayeff that is part of the "Voices & Visions" project started by Jewish philanthropist Harold Grinspoon. The poster depicts the quote, "A community is too heavy to carry alone." Credit: Harold Grinspoon Foundation. ( Philanthropist Harold Grinspoon—founder of PJ Library, a well-known Jewish nonprofit that gifts award-winning children’s books to families around the world—has launched a new venture that distributes posters to “connect Jewish thought and art to prompt conversations, instill pride, spark creativity, and more widely tie together the Jewish people,” his foundation said.

The “Voices & Visions” project creates packages of 18 posters with significant Jewish quotes, and both the “voice” of the quotes’ speaker and the “vision” of the posters’ designer are explained.

Jewish organizations including “Moishe Houses, Hillel Houses, Birthright groups, federations, Jewish community centers, synagogues, day schools, camps, and others” will exhibit the posters—with about 7,000 people and groups receiving them this month, according to a press release.

“We have a rich heritage of profound Jewish minds that call out from the past and inspire us in the present,” Grinspoon, whose charitable foundation is based in West Springfield, Mass., said in a statement.

Grinspoon’s PJ Library, meanwhile, delivered its 3 millionth book in May.

Posted on September 19, 2012 .