How Awesome Is This Place! / Mah Norah Hamakom Hazeh!

Joshua Winer, Artist and Teacher, with Jewish Mosaic Arts 
Temple Beth Elohim, Wellesley MA  / William Rawn Associates Architects
5. Detail of Torah
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7. Students making mosaic
1. Three Panel Mosaic
4. detail of 'Sunrise, Sunset'

Matthew Mason, Jewish Mosaic Arts specialist in ceramic mosaics, is working on the central section of the Torah. The New Tamid image is being fabricated from cut stone. The blue river of shapes is stained glass, and is a symbol of the Diaspora as well as the Jewish community moving through life with the Torah. 

The overall tripartite image is abstract, so that the viewer can bring their personal interpretation to the artwork.