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Ellie Festival: Mosaic Magic facts by Rich Remenick

Mosaic is an art form that has thrived in many different cultures. Ancient Greeks and Romans, Byzantines, Venetians, and the early Russian culture based in Kiev all had a hand in developing the form. Ancient Jews also joined in by creating their own mosaics.

One Jewish example of this art form is the magnificent Lod mosaic, which was discovered in 1996 by construction workers who were widening a street in the town of Lod, Israel. This find generated so much interest, that 30,000 people came to see it over one weekend when it was publicly displayed! The work then went on an international tour of eleven museums before coming home to the town of Lod, where it will be on permanent display in a museum structure built just for it. 

High Holy Days at Congregation Beth Israel - 2018

By MathKnight [<a href="">CC BY-SA 4.0 </a>], <a href="">from Wikimedia Commons</a>Beginning on Rosh Chodesh Elul (August 11), the blasts of the shofar will herald the new year and call us to the task of looking inward as we prepare to do teshuvah – to repent, to return, to make positive change.  Our services during these Days of Awe (Yamim Nora’im) gather the entire community together to engage with this important spiritual work.

To promote that engagement, we encourage you to review in advance the information below: