illustrative image
to close panel press more button

Congregation Beth Israel

Bangor Maine

Made in Tel Aviv, Israel by Virtuti-D

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Everything is Illuminated

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Special Educational Program Presented by All Souls Church and Congregation Beth Israel


Encountering the Sublime: Creativity and Spirituality in Hebrew Calligraphy, Islamic Pattern, and Christian Illumination

With Samantha Jones

Department of Art

And Honors College

University of Maine

Discover how artisans working within the traditions of Hebrew calligraphy, Christian illumination, and Islamic pattern have employed their unique creative practices as a way of gaining perspective on the nature of the Divine, and seeking a path of spiritual growth. We will explore the philosophical underpinnings of this spiritual journey, identifying how the artistic dialogue between the ideal and the material exposes the relentless human struggle with the Sublime. Special attention will be paid to the imagery, symbolism, and tropes that make up each religious visual culture, opening a space for an inclusive dialogue between our respective communities. All are welcome!


Classes meet at 7:00 p.m.

November 14                Congregation Beth Israel

Everything is Illuminated: The Art of Manuscripts and Icons


November 14
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm