News Highlights Hebrew College’s Centennial kicks off with Torah-inspired art exhibit

By Hebrew College
Deb Feinstein

Hebrew College’s “Seeing Torah: A Visual Midrash” art exhibit opening was featured in in a Sept. 24, 2021 online article in Wicked Local’s Newton Tab. The exhibit — the first of the College’s year-long centennial events — features a visual diary documenting artist Anita Rabinoff-Goldman’s study and artistic response to each of the 54 portions of the Torah over the cycle of a single Jewish year. Each piece is a visual midrash in the tradition of Jewish creative commentary: imaginative re-envisionings as seen through a woman’s lens illuminating the spiritual, political, and feminist lessons living in the Torah.


The exhibit runs until Dec. 10 in Hebrew College’s Ted Cutler Atrium at Hebrew College. (masks required) Learn more and visit.

Alumni-Led Talks

Along with the exhibit, Hebrew College for Rabbinical School-alumni-led talks about the Torah portion of the week as it pertains to the exhibit. The events are free of charge and will be offered in the Ted Cutler Atrium unless otherwise indicated:

  • Monday, October 4 at 1:15 p.m. with Rabbi Jessica Lowenthal `19 — Learn more & RSVP
  • Tuesday, October 26 at 1:15 with Rabbi Allison Poirier `19 — Learn more & RSVP
  • On Zoom: Tuesday, November 9 at 1:15 p.m. with Rabbi Eliana Jacobowitz `10 – Details TBA
  • Wednesday, November 17 at 11:00 a.m. with Rav Hazzan Aliza Berger `17 — Learn more & RSVP
  • Wednesday, December 8 at 11:00 a.m. with Rabbi Jamie Kotler `16 – Details TBA
  • Stay tuned for additional dates and speakers!

(Pictured above: Deb Feinstein, chair of the Hebrew College Arts Initiative and Hebrew College Trustee speaking at the event.)

“I created a body of work that illustrated and deepened my understanding of Torah as well as its relevance to our 21st century lives. Hopefully, by sharing it with more people, others will benefit from a different way of entering the text. We are called a ‘people of the book’ and there are many explorations of Torah by many experts in many books that fill many libraries.”

Anita Rabinoff-Goldman, artist
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