With closures and cancellations of Arts programming due to COVID-19; popular artist, rabbi & activist Yitzchok Moully teamed up with Hadas Gallery + Synagogue to create a giant interactive mural in Brooklyn’s vibrant Clinton Hill district. The mural is one of 8 menorah murals this Chanukah as part of the Jewish Street Art Festival happening across North America.
The mural will feature diverse local Jewish community members each holding up a candle representing the branches of the Menorah. Pratt Institute Chaplain and founder of the Hadas Gallery + Synagogue, Rabbi Simcha Weinstein was depicted as Shamash, the “helper” or “first responder” candle that gives light to the other candles.
The Mural covers a 75-foot Wall on the busy corner of Classon Ave and Myrtle Ave, adjacent to the Pratt Institute campus.
The Hades Gallery + Synagogue is led by Rabbi Yossi and Chaya Eliav and seeks to create a platform for a broader conversation about Jewish art and identity in the community.
Street Art has become enormously popular in recent years and each night of Chanukah local artists and community members light/paint a new flame on the menorah. The public is invited to make their mark and add their light on the mural following the call to action #ShareYourLight by adding a positive message to the wall.
Hundreds of people have already adorned the wall with messages of light and positivity! Bright markers will be available at the wall for everyone to come share their positive messages in a safe and distanced fashion.
For information on the nightly lighting/painting please contact Rabbi Yossi Eliav at 646 860-9165.