To support families in providing their children with Jewish education, the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation established Lauder E-Learning Schools in towns with small Jewish communities. In response to the challenges brought on by the pandemic, a Europe-wide mask contest was held, thus providing children with an artistic tool with which to express themselves during these uncertain times. Close to 100 masks were submitted from over 35 cities in five countries. The final international competition was judged by Mrs. Jo Carole Lauder.
It is a goal of the Jewish Museum Berlin to present Jewish life in all its many voices. Networking with social, cultural and religious organizations serves this purpose. The Ronald S. Lauder Foundation has generously donated a selection of the masks submitted by children living in Germany: they bear witness to vibrant Jewish life in the immediate present. Many thanks to the families!