I invite other artists to become part of a TSIMTSUM Movement by donating part of their art proceeds to an organization about which they feel passionate.

TsimTsum is a term used in the Kabbalah to explain Isaac Luria’s doctrine that God began the process of creation by “contracting” himself in order to allow for a “conceptual space” in which finite and seemingly independent realms could exist.

According to certain rabbinic interpretations, after having created the world, God broke it up in a million little pieces. It is our job as human beings to put the pieces together again, to repair the broken world, by performing good deeds.

There is so much “fixing” to do in this world, so much balancing out of the ‘have’ and ‘have nots’. There are children with special needs, there are the hungry and dis-enfranchised, there are the homeless, there are those who lack education, and those that, through ignorance perpetuate hate throughout their communities and the world.

In the spirit of repairing the world, I have chosen to use my art sales to support organizations that I am passionate about – through my establishment of the TsimTsum Fund at the Southwest Community Foundation.