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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Flatbush Students Participate in a Collaborative Women's Art program at the Morris Franco Cancer Center

A group of Yeshivah of Flatbush Joel Braverman girls from grades 10-12, led by Guidance counselor/art therapist Eva Dayan, went to the Morris Franco Cancer Center on Tuesday, April 12, to collaborate on an art project with women who are fighting cancer. The program began with a tour of the center and a video presentation focusing on the clients' experiences and how instrumental volunteers at the Cancer Center have been in helping them cope with their illnesses. Following the video presentation, they moved into the art studio where students and clients spent time getting to know each other. Topics of discussion ranged from favorite music and TV shows to deeper, more meaningful conversation, with the women sharing words of wisdom with the younger generation. 
Dayna Weiner, art therapist at the Cancer Center, led a guided meditation, segueing into the collaborative art project in which everyone worked together to create beautiful painted mandalas on "lucite" circles. Our students were grateful for the opportunity to be part of the journey to recovery for these inspiring women who kept asking when we would be back to visit them again! A special thank you to Rebecca Esses and all the volunteers at the Cancer Center who made this very wonderful event possible!