CSUSM Hillel is proud to partner with The Butterfly Project (www.thebutterflyprojectnow.org). The Butterfly Project is a call to action through the arts, using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate about the dangers of hatred and bigotry through the painting of ceramic butterflies, permanently displayed around the world to memorialize each of the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust.
Students have been invited to paint their butterfly during finals week as a study break. Next semester the butterflies will be installed in our Multi Purpose Room for all the enjoy and reflect. In addition, Hillel has partnered with the San Diego Jewish Film Festival and Center for Jewish Culture at the JCC to bring students to the screening of the new documentary “Not the Last Butterfly”. By attending this screening, students will be able to connect our butterflies with the project across the globe.