Parsha Poster Project, Hillel Smith

January 21, 2019

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February

Utilizing a bold graphic aesthetic to tell biblical stories, the Parsha Posters project contains 54 illustrations that embody the emotions and characters of the parshat hashavua (weekly Torah portion). Each poster cleverly integrates the Hebrew name of the parsha into its design. Printed in vibrant color, the series is presented alongside the original translation of the biblical verses it portrays

When viewed together, these images offer a cutting-edge vision of engagement with the Torah acting as a window to a fresh understanding of the sacred text. As a starting point for creative approaches to Torah learning, these images are proof of the potential of Jewish tradition to remain relevant and compelling.

Hillel Smith is an artist and graphic designer who has painted dynamic Jewish murals around the world.

Smith will visit Tidewater as a part of his 2019 Jewish Book Council tour. Parsha Posters, the book, contains all 54 posters.

All 54 posters will be on display in the Leon Family Gallery. The book and all posters may be purchased.


For more information on exhibits in the Simon FamilyJCC’s Leon Family Gallery, contact Callah Terkeltaub, Arts + Ideas manager, at CTerkeltaub@ujft.org.


Lunch and gallery tour with Hillel Smith

Tuesday, February 12, 12 pm
Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus

Lunch and discussion: $12
Book, lunch and discussion: $50

For more information on the lunch and to register, visit www.JewishVA.org/bookfestival.

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