As It Is Written: Project 304,805—Video

The Torah Project

October 8, 2009–March 29, 2011

Opening Talk

On the opening night of As It Is Written, Julie Seltzer, founder Sarah Lefton, UC Berkeley history professor David Henkin, and musician Elana Jagoda explored the goals of the exhibition, as well as new ways of considering how the Torah is read, interpreted and “performed.”

Meet the CJM's former scribe-in-residence Julie Seltzer and learn about the scribal tradition.


As It Is Written: Project 304,805 has been organized by the Contemporary Jewish Museum.

The exhibition has been made possible by the generous lead support of the Jim Joseph Foundation.


Major support has been provided by the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund and through the Max Leavitt Memorial Fund. Additional individual support has been provided by Arlene and Keith Bronstein and Mort and Amy Friedkin.

In-kind support has been provided by Pam Rorke Levy.

The Museum gratefully acknowledges The Jewish Theological Seminary for their invaluable participation.

People's Torah is an interactive installation and net art project by New York-based interactive studios Cabengo LLC and Studio Mobile. It was created by Hillary Leone, Mirek Nisenbaum, Fred Fauquette, and Juan Sarria. People’s Torah was commissioned by the Contemporary Jewish Museum as part of As it is Written: Project 304, 805, an exhibition currently on view through fall 2010 that explores the Torah as a historical artifact, ritual object, scribal tradition, and contemporary muse.

The Koret and Taube Foundations are the lead supporters of the 2009/2010 exhibition season.

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