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2nd Jerusalem Biennale for Contemporary Jewish Art
‘Torah in Technicolor’ Festival Events
Chol HaMoed Sukkot, from Tues. Sept. 29 - Wed. Sept. 30 - Thurs. Oct. 1
at Jerusalem’s First Station
Click here to download the schedule in Hebrew -לוח זמנים בעברית
Click here to download the Calendar of Events in English.
“Torah in Technicolor: A Festival of Tanach and Art Inspired by Hakhel”, will be held at Jerusalem’s First Station during Chol HaMoed Sukkot, from Tues., Sept. 29 through Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. The events are a collaborative initiative of the Jerusalem Biennale for Contemporary Jewish Art, the Kol HaOt organization, the “Women of the Book” exhibit, and the First Station.
One of the highlights of the “Torah in Technicolor” event will be “Hakhel Comes to Life: A festive reading of the Torah”, on Wednesday, Sept.30, from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. In biblical times, the king was commanded to assemble all Jewish men, women and children to hear him read the Torah on the Sukkot that immediately follows the sabbatical year. Sign up here to read a verse, or an entire chapter from the Torah.
At the “Torah in Technicolor” festival, members of the public will similarly recite relevant passages from the Torah, while artists and the audience simultaneously create artistic interpretations of the verses on the spot.
There will also be several creative arts events for the entire family, in collaboration with the “Women of the Book” exhibit and the First Station. These include a family "scan-venger" hunt (bring your smartphone!); workshops in origami, mandalas, foil art, and the scribal arts; as well as musical workshops.
At the First Station gallery, artists participating in the “Women of the Book” exhibition will explain their artwork to viewers, each day of the festival.
Here's the full schedule: