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September 19, 2012 2:16 am

Founder of PJ Library, Jewish Literacy Nonprofit, Launches Poster Initiative

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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." Photo: 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.

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“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.

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