The Foundation runs projects that entail creativity and tutoring, documentation and research as well as activities aimed at Community resilience, conciliation and “joining hearts” across Jewish, Arab, Druze, and Bedouin, religious and secular sectors through the mediums of art.
Bereavement is a dimension which simultaneously crosses and transgresses life after loss has happened. It encompasses all spheres of life and therefore can leverage creation, affection and compassion. Grief is the direct response to loss of someone or something that has died to which a bond or affection was formed. Grief is the reaction to loss conventionally focused on the emotional response to loss, it also has physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, spiritual, and philosophical dimensions.
Mourning is the outward expression of loss and grief. Mourning includes rituals and other actions that are specific to each person’s culture, personality, and religion. Bereavement refers to the state of loss, to the space the deceased has left wide open- in our world- the Bereaved space.
Observing the Hebrew word Chalal we expose our self to a double motion- of the person who departed, disappeared “vanished” in space and at the same time the space that s/he left behind at the heart of being after departing. a space that remains open wide. It is an infinite space.
Despites the Bereaved power of destruction and suffering it enables to connect, bridge, stimulate and merge.
How one confronts it? How can we allow transformation of the hidden powers and potentialities in the bereaved sphere? Raz-Ram chose to operate through creative artistic and research platforms of activities in three levels: Individual, familial and communal bereaved levels.