It is said that there are shivim panim la’Torah, seventy faces to Torah – a multiplicity of interpretations. Art provides a unique and compelling lens into Tanakh. This session will explore the nexus point between bible and the world of art, exploring how art serves as visual midrash for our understanding of Torah.
Part of the Rabbi Matthew Berkowitz Artist-in-Residence Weekend
Sponsored by The Procacci Family Artist in Residence Endowment and Friends of Music and the Arts.
ABOUT RABBI MATTHEW BERKOWITZ
Rabbi Matthew Berkowitz, an accomplished educator and artist, is Vice President of the Schechter Institutes, Jerusalem. From 1999 to 2008, he served as JTS’s Senior Rabbinic Fellow based in NY and Florida, responsible for cultivating and expanding the donor base and teaching adult learning groups throughout the United States. From 2009, he served as Director of Israel Programs for JTS working closely with rabbinical and cantorial students to significantly enrich their Israel experience.
He is a founding partner of Kol HaOt studio project in Jerusalem’s Artist Lane – which weaves the arts deeply into Jewish learning. Rabbi Berkowitz is the author and illuminator of Passover Landscapes: Illuminations on the Exodus and the widely used Lovell Haggadah published by Schechter in 2008. Matt is a Wexner Graduate fellow alumnus and serves on the faculty of The Wexner Heritage Program.