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    Jo Israelson with some of her work, “Sarah’s Genorosity,” part of her exhibition “Welcoming the Stranger,” at the Maine Jewish Museum in Portland.

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    Israelson, left, examines the fabric tent that will be part of the "Welcoming the Stranger" exhibit. Helping her is Melodi Hackett, right, who arranged the sewing of all the woven sections and muslin to make the massive tent.

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    Israelson examines the fabric tent that will be part of her exhibit.

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    Israelson, right, and Hackett examine the fabric tent.

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    Israelson discusses the fabric aprons that are printed with a map of Portland, addresses and genealogy of members of a past Jewish women's group.

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    Details of two of the aprons that are dedicated to the Jewish women who were part of a group of political and social advocates.

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    Ebyn Moss, left, and Israelson collaborate as they set up community based art as part of the exhibition.

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    Israelson in the huge tent inside the Maine Jewish Museum that is part of her exhibition.

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