Illuminating Ecclesiastes
HUC Connect Webinar

Join artist Debra Band and Dr. Adriane Leveen, Senior Lecturer in Hebrew Bible, HUC-JIR, for a virtual tour of the first-ever illuminations of the complete text of Qohelet and their visual and textual analysis of this mysterious, poetic account revealing the path to serenity.

Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Time: 7:30 pm EST
Location: Online - Zoom
Speakers: Debra Band, Adriane Leveen, Ph.D., Jean Bloch Rosensaft

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at 7:30 pm

Debra Band, Artist and Author, Qohelet: Searching for a Life Worth Living
Adriane Leveen, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer in Hebrew Bible, HUC-JIR 
Jean Bloch Rosensaft, Director, Dr. Bernard Heller Museum, HUC-JIR/New York; moderator

“Vanity of vanities, all is vanity,” “for everything there is a season,” and “the sun also rises” are all drawn from the biblical Book of Ecclesiastes. Artist Debra Band describes how her exquisite calligraphy, micrography, and paintings illuminate the first ever visual interpretation of this entire poetic text. Dr. Adriane Leveen analyzes the enduring wisdom and inspiration of a text expressing the beauty and transience of human life and accomplishments.