Illustrated Torah

Susanna Geiro Illustrated Torah Scroll


What is the Illustrated Torah?

Designed by Venice-based, Israeli artist Michal Meron, the Illustrated Torah is both an amazing piece of Judaica and a beautiful work of art. Generously donated by Alla and Mark Medownick, the scroll is named in honour of Alla’s late mother and is therefore known as the Susanna Geiro Illustrated Torah Scroll.

Instead of the words of Torah, each panel of the scroll depicts the weekly parashah and haftorah through a vibrant and stunning painting. All 52 columns are unique and relevant to the text they depict. The Illustrated Torah provides opportunity for people to view and understand the Torah and especially engage our youngest congregants in a new way.

What are we planning on doing with the Illustrated Torah?

The Susanna Geiro Illustrated Torah Scroll will be housed in a purpose built multi-media case in the Shannon Foyer for all to see as they enter our beautiful sanctuary. Each week our Tamid students will be able to scroll the Torah to the next parashah, whilst learning about the stories and meanings behind the portion. The Torah will also be available for other visiting groups to scroll through and bring the stories to life.

Above the Torah will be a screen showing our sponsors, as well as other relevant information regarding the Torah, TBI and other community events.

Sponsor the Illustrated Torah

Additionally, we will be providing opportunities to our members to be the major sponsor for a parashah of their choosing until all parashiyot have been sponsored. Major sponsorship for a parashah costs $1,800 and is in perpetuity. Perhaps you want to sponsor your b’nei mitzvah portion or that of your children, or even sponsor the parashah from your aufruf. Alternatively you may wish to honour the memory of a loved one with a portion special to them.

If you miss out on getting the major sponsorship for a parashah or the major sponsorship is out of your budget, you can also still sponsor that parashah for $180 and have your name listed on the screen for that week’s portion. To view all of the parashot please click here to view them on the artist’s website.

For Expressions of Interest please contact us on 9510 1488 or [email protected]