A creative hands on art workshop that explores the relationship between Jewish text and symbolic graphic image.
Using artist David Moss’ imaginative Akeidat Yitzhak scroll as an inspiration, we look at the way the scroll transforms the characters and story line of the text into colors and symbols. We then go into a hands-on project with the participants, in which we explore a chapter of Biblical text, taken from Parashat HaShavua or some other text that connects with the relevant time of year and translate it into a visual wordless story. Participants may work individually or in groups.
Elyssa Moss Rabinowitz – Kol HaOt, Executive Director
Elyssa Moss Rabinowitz creates worlds of Jewish meaning and beauty by using all forms of media to create interactive, participatory events and programs rich in Jewish content. Together with her father, David Moss, Rabbi Matt Berkowitz and Yair Medina, she co-founded Kol HaOt, a venture dedicated to conveying and educating Jewish ideas, texts and values through the arts. She is the full-time executive director of the organization, where she is both responsible for the educational content development and production, as well as the overall organizational management.
She is a founder of A Day Away productions, where she has produced major events for institutions and families, which magically weave Jewish texts, music, food, art and drama together to create experiences that are authentic, educational, inspirational, and fun. Elyssa created and runs the Zer Mitzvot experience for bat mitzvah girls and their parents.
Elyssa is a graduate of the Hartman Institute's Leadership forum, was a PresenTense global fellow, is an ROI community member, a CLI trained facilitator, and has served as the Jewish scholar in residence for Schusterman REALITY trips.