Hillel Smith’s Parsha Posters

by | Feb 4, 2019 | What’s Happening

Through February
Leon Family Gallery
Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus

Hillel Smith is an artist and graphic designer who reimagines Judaica’s potential by utilizing contemporary media to create new manifestations of traditional forms. Smith has painted dynamic Jewish murals around the world, and his myriad physical and digital projects encourage creative reconsideration of religious practice.

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. The series, printed in vibrant color, 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 starting point for creative approaches to Torah learning, and proof of the potential of Jewish tradition to remain relevant and compelling today.

All 54 posters are on display. Parsha Posters, the book, as well as individual posters, may be purchased at the Simon Family JCC front desk. A portion of the sales go to the Simon Family JCC’s Arts + Ideas department.

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