Shirah Rubin is an artist, educator, and consultant residing in Brookline, MA. She creates sculpture, installations, socially engaged community-based art and public art. With over twenty years of experience teaching art to adults, high school students, elementary school students, toddlers and families, Shirah has a keen understanding of creativity and human development. As a result, she is able to inspire and challenge participants accordingly. Shirah founded Co-Imagine Arts, LLC which supports leaders, group organizers, and participants in utilizing the arts as a transformative tool for creativity, personal growth, and community engagement. She tailors her unique arts workshops to the custom needs of diverse groups and individuals.
9/1/21 Recent interview with Shirah on the Jewish Boston blog
Wisdom Exchange Community Art Project
Shirah Rubin was selected as a grantee of the Arts & Culture Community Impact Fund by CJP, Combined Jewish Philanthropies in
April, 2021 and will be launching community art workshops starting in October, 2021.
Inspired by the ancient jars found in the Qumran caves that held and preserved fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls from 1,600 years ago, Rubin will invite community members to create a grand “Wisdom Jar” containing 613 smaller jars with the collected written contributions of the Greater Boston Jewish community. She will guide participants to write their letters through virtual workshops and community members will create their own ceramic jars through in person or socially distant art classes. A documentarian, Olivia Huang, will film the creative process and the community collaborations.