Torah cover artwork Sparks of Light

Torah Cover — Sparks of Light

The background art on the Worship page is a design element from one of Temple Shir Tikva’s Torah covers. The entire design is seen here. This cover suggests arcs, fragments and sparks of emanating light, a kabalistic reference to tikkun olam. The text is Genesis 1:3: Yehi Or, “let there be light.” The designs are represented in rich vibrant colors that are described in the Torah as “the blues, purples and crimsons in the Mishkan.”

Each Temple Shir Tikva Torah cover represents a basic value important to our congregation:

  • Strong and vibrant community
  • Music as a fundamental part of our prayer and spirituality
  • Commitment and responsibility for tikkun olam, repairing the world

The covers are designed to suggest a Torah portion that speaks to one of these values, like sparks of light for tikkun olam; the pomegranate or lulav and etrog for community; and ancient biblical instruments like the lyre for music.