• Posted June 22, 2017
    Dear incredible supporters near and far,

    We did it!! Thanks to each and every one of you - some rallying at the last moment - we hit and surpassed our target goal of $3500 and funded 49% of the total fundraising goal!!
    Most importantly, I am completely blown away by your positivity, encouragement and belief in the project and its necessity. It's an incredible time to show your support for an individual artist, and I am humbled and thankful for you.

    One last thing: the campaign is will still accept donations for another 16 days!!
    So if you know someone who might feel connected to this project or you could share it on social media, we have the opportunity to keep moving towards the stretch stretch stretch goal ... all the way to Belarus!

    More from the roads of Eastern Europe -
    until then,
    much light and love,
    alexx



  • Posted June 06, 2017
    Dear 66 Incredible Supporters, We have ONE DAY left! We have hit the target goal of $3,500 and raised 43% of our goal with $4,830 left to fund!!! You are all amazing, thank you so much for your generosity! With some urgency, please share this project today with family, friends, and anyone you think might be interested! We WILL reach this goal soon, the countdown is happening now! :) sending light and gratitude, alexx
  • Posted May 14, 2017
    Dear Helix Project Supporters,

    Happy Mother's Day!! Not only to the genetic mothers but to the mothers of projects and students, your mentorship means so much.

    I am writing on this day to update you on the campaign; we are two weeks in and 20% funded, thanks to your incredibly warm support. With only 24 days remaining, we need $1790 to reach the minimum goal (we're just about halfway there) and a seemingly daunting (but not impossible!!!) $6790 to reach the stretch goal. The good news is that any amount over the minimum goal still goes towards the project even if we don't reach the stretch.

    Your warm responses and encouragement have been unbelievable and remind me that the project has a potantially far reaching impact. With that in mind, and if you haven't already, please consider sharing the project link with people in your community that you think might be interested in the ideas and themes this project encompasses.

    https://www.hatchfund.org/project/artist_in_residence_with_yiddishkayts_helix_project_fieldwork_travel

    Last week, I video chatted with my Helix colleagues as we began sharing our project research and preliminary updates. It was inspiring to hear about the films, podcasts and deeply personal written pieces that will accompany us into our travels and shape how we experience Eastern Europe together. One member of the group, with the help of Yiddishkayt, has finally located her grandparents' town and uncovered their family name for the first time. Helix has added to town to our itinerary so we will accompany her journey. Tomorrow marks my second Yiddish lesson. Anyone speakers or readers care to study with me?

    I'll send more updates as we prepare -- thank you again for walking with me thus far!!

    in light and gratitude,
    alexx

A month in residency with Yiddishkayt's Helix Project, conducting embodied, artistic fieldwork in former sites of Yiddish culture.