There is a long history of Jewish artists creating illuminated manuscripts - sacred texts beautified and interpreted through images drawn on or around the texts. Before Purim 2013, Makom community members of all ages were invited to explore Megillat Esther (the scroll of Esther) and then paint their own figurative or abstract visual depiction of the theme or scene of their choice. The art was digitally scanned and the images projected ("illuminated") very large on the east wall of the Kiever Synagogue during the corresponding parts of megillah reading on Purim, creating our community’s own live- performance, illuminated megillah. We hope you enjoy this slideshow of Makom's Illuminated Megillah!
Makom: Creative Downtown Judaism