Welcome to the first Voices & Visions quarterly newsletter.  We're excited to share the latest news about the 18 posters from the Masters Series--where you can see them exhibited, tips on how to maximize their potential in your programs, and inspiring stories from your communities.   There is a rich supply of supporting information for each poster on our website. We hope you enjoy all that we offer, and would very much like your input and ideas. -- The Voices & Visions Team

Seasonal Poster for Hanukkah celebrations
"From every human being there rises a light..." - Baal Shem Tov
This Hanukkah use Voices & Visions to stimulate thoughts on the theme of light.  Set up an easel in your lobby or reception area with this poster and questions:


* What is the nature of your "light"?

* Who are the "lights" of your life?


   Listen to the conversation flow!


Tom Geismar, the artist who created this poster, is the designer of such famous logos as:

          NBC         PBS        Chase


Learn more about his work on our Author & Artist page.


Erica Brown, author of Spiritual Boredom: Rediscovering the Wonder of Judaism and other books, wrote an evocative Commentary on this poster.

Be Inspired

Look, Look Again - Masters Series Posters at

Van Sickle Middle School, Springfield, MA  

In the halls of Van Sickle Middle School, you will encounter the Voices & Visions Masters Series posters mounted with thought-provoking questions to jump-start the interpretive process. Outside the humanities class is the Paula Scher poster of Rabbi Heschel's quote with the question: "How do you know when it is the right time to stand up for something?"  READ MORE


Dvar Torah Series -  Forest Park Minyan, Congregation B'nai Torah, Springfield, MA

On Parshat B'reishit (Sept 28 - the Garden of Eden story), Vivian Newman addressed Henry Steiner's design around Blu Greenberg's realization: Once I had tasted the fruit of the tree of knowledge, there was no going back. "The fruit that Newton sampled and tasted was the concept of gravity.  Once that apple hit Newton on the head, once Newton tasted and began to develop the concept of gravity, there was no turning back, both for Newton and the world."



Three-Part Jewish Values Workshop - Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning, Portland, OR

"We selected groups of Voices & Visions posters and held a discussion for seniors on how these authors and illustrators interpreted the Jewish values of Hope, Social and Environmental Responsibility, and Journeys of the Heart and Mind." READ MORE

Looking Ahead
Use a Featured Poster to spark reflection during holiday celebrations, Jewish and secular.  Coming up for January and February are:

 Tu B'Shevat - January 16
"Man's life depends on the trees of the field."
- Adapted from Deuteronomy 20:19
Martin Luther King Day - January 20
"When I marched in Selma, I felt my legs were praying."
- Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

 Valentine's Day - February 14
"Love is stronger than death." - Adapted from Song of Songs 8:6
In December Taglit-Birthright Israel will begin
training its tour educators to use Voices & Visions
posters as an educational tool in the field.  
Jewish Geriatric Services, Voices & Visions and Valley Gives is sponsoring
original artwork of local seniors and teens interpreting the texts of the Voices & Visions posters
December 12-20, 2013, at the Julian J. Leavitt Family Jewish Nursing Home, Longmeadow, MA.
Masters Series Exhibits
Jewish Museum of Australia: Sept 29, 2013 - Mar 9, 2014
Goodman Family Judaic & Archival Museum at Temple Israel, West Bloomfield MI: 
Nov 18, 2013 - Mar 31, 2014

Bring Masters Series to your Museum by booking the Traveling Exhibition.
Use Subject: Exhibition
How have YOU used the posters?
Share your activities, lessons, events, and highlights in our
Send e-cards for Hanukkah with winning images from the
Make-a-Poster Contest

Complimentary Set for Jewish Organizations
Voices & Visions is providing
 one complimentary set of posters per Jewish Organization in exchange for posting on FORUM the great ways you are using them.
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