Visual T’filah elevates prayer to new heights by integrating imagery into the worship service. At Temple Beth Elohim, Rabbi Josh introduced and developed a Visual T'filah program to infuse artistic spirituality into the service, and to build a platform for hosting and sharing community artwork.
While in rabbinical school, one of my professors, Rabbi David Weisberg Z''L, took our Hebrew Bible class to the rare book room at the Hebrew Union College Library. He showed us original hand-written manuscripts of the Hebrew Bible that pre-dated the printing press. I walked away from the class captivated by the artistry, and determined to learn the art of sofrut (Hebrew scribal arts). I studied for a summer as an apprentice to Sofer Neil Yerman, and have continued to create art, write Torah, and teach courses in sofrut ever since.
Edited by Rabbi Josh Franklin
The modern world offers us new ways to enliven the Passover experience. We live in a time in which the creativity of the millennial generation is predominantly hosted through technology. This Haggadah take advantages of the digital artistic medium to incorporate videos, imagery, and animation into the Passover Seder.
* Note: Videos and Animations not included in this online version
A curriculum designed for high schools students at Congregation Rodeph Shalom of Philadelphia. This curriculum integrates multimedia and experimental learning to to enliven Jewish learning for teens.