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Faigin Mural


Temple Beth Am congregant and noted Seattle artist, Gary Faigin, created a 3-panel, 16-foot-long, Jewish-themed mural, Birth is a Beginning: A Jewish Year, for the lounge of our K’hilah Center. 

The three-panel mural provides an aesthetic and enlightening experience for viewers, both Jewish and non-Jewish, to see their own lives within the cycle of life (from birth to death), the cycle of nature (the four seasons and the lunar calendar), and across the year-long cycle of Jewish festivals. Layered with images both familiar and symbolic, Birth is a Beginning will enlighten the visitor and enrich the experience of children who attend Religious School in the building. An explanatory wall plaque offers a guide to its narrative program.