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S: Homegrown Judaica

BC: Beloved Papercut by Jerise Fogel A beautiful way to say "I love you." Entwined trees with branches and roots, and in between them sits Hebrew lettering from Song of Songs: "I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine" ("ani l'dodi v'dodi li"). These papercut designs are each cut by hand: papercutting is a traditional Jewish art. Cards are approximately 4.25"x5.5” (A2 size envelope included), and are also suitable for framing. $10

1: Tikva Adler experiences artwork as what some people refer to as “prayer” or “meditation” because it brings her awareness fully into the present moment. When she is creating, it is like there is no separation between her and the canvas. The resulting artwork is full of life and vibrant color. Because she gives a lot of attention to nature, mystical Judaism, environmentalism, and the “divine feminine”, her artwork often takes on these themes. Contact her at: ARTikva@gmail.com. Check out more of her artwork + latest adventures on her blog "Blogging While Trapped Under A Nursing Baby": http://tikvaadler.wordpress.com Top Left: Lecha Dodi, $150 Bottom Left: Chamsa, $95 Right: Sabbath Candles, $95

2: Jerise Fogel has been playing with lettering and design since she was very young, and has always done artwork, especially lettering of texts, for family and friends. She has taken coursework at various times of her life in many different visual arts fields, such as classes formal and informal in ceramics, calligraphy, and general and figure drawing. Beyond that, she has taken classes in painting, pigments, screenprinting, bookmaking, and Japanese woodblock printing. In another life, Jerise holds a doctorate in Classics (Greek and Latin), and also reads several modern languages and speak German fluently. She has taught Classics for over twenty years at various colleges and universities. In yet another life, Jerise sings, plays piano and guitar, acts, and directs plays in ancient Greek and English. She also founded and conducted a Yiddish chorus in West Virginia that is still going strong. Jerise lives in NYC.

3: Far left: Birches Ketubah, $400 Lower left: Mizrah papercut, $350 Above: Jewish-Muslim Peace papercut card, $10 Upper right: A Prayer for the World, Box of 12 cards, $15 Lower right: Sutzkever, Box of 12 cards, $20 Near right: Lo B'hayil, v'lo b'koach card, $10

4: All designs are available in a variety of sizes, ranging from cards to large glicees prints. Far left top: Kaddish Yatom Far left bottom: Shema Near left top: Halleluyah, Psalm 51 Near left bottom: Passover Below: Berchot HaTorah Near right top: Berchot HaHaftarah Far right top: Chanukah Nes Gadol Far right bottom: Havdallah

5: Marlene Burns breathes life into Hebrew prayers, psalms and holidays onto canvas. In her most recent series of Judaic expressions, Marlene, an accomplished abstract expressionist, is combining her love of Judaism and the liturgy. She prepares herself by studying the meaning and commentary before approaching the easel, and continues by chanting or singing the prayer throughout her process. Each image is paired with a translation and interpretation by the artist. For the first time, Marlene is reproducing her work as fine art greeting cards, framed reproductions and giclees. Marlene and Ken Kavanah press www.kavanahpress.com

6: Becky Daroff has been painting and drawing in her free time for thirteen years. Her work attempts to capture the simple beauty of a friend's smile, the warmth of a room, the shine of a glass, or her favorite scenes around Boston. She grew up in Sharon, MA, studied art and art history in college, including a year in Florence, and she now works at Boston University and volunteers at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Please visit beckydaroff.com for more paintings and drawings. | Top left: Swan Boats Print, $20 Bottom Left: BU Student Print, $15 Top Right: Bay State Road Print, $20 Bottom Right: Comm Ave in Winter Print, $20

7: Mira Angrist is a Jewish educator and a mosaics artist. She learned her techniques from Caren Fishman, a Brookline artist and has been taking classes with her for the last 3 years. She enjoys working with different materials,objects,shapes and colors and has been fascinated by the dialog that is created between objects, colors and shapes and the stories they tell. | Top left: Pomegranate, $65 Bottom left: Chamsa, $55 Top right: Candlesticks, $35 Bottom right: Dove, $145

8: Sharon Coleman studied fine art The Rhode Island School of Design and multimedia design at New England Institute of Technology. She is a self-trained silk and fiber artist and pattern designer. Her original patterns have been featured in the book Astounding Knits and have won multiple awards. Sharon lives in Rhode Island with her husband, her four home schooled children, and an unhealthy amount of yarn. She is Hebrew school Director and web designer at Congregation B’nai Shalom in Putnam, CT where she and her family have been active members for the past five years. You can see more of her work on her blog at cozycoleman.wordpress.com or shop her Etsy store at kippahmitzvah.etsy.com. | Floral Kippah, $45 Birds on a Wire Tallit, $350

9: Peggy H. Davis has a love of line, design, color and the written word which she combines in calligraphic art, inspired by the wisdom and inspiration found in folklore, poetry and traditional texts. She studied Hebrew calligraphy with Ismar David and English calligraphy with many teachers, first in Minneapolis, now in Western Massachusetts. Her studio/gallery is on a farm called Gan Eydn, the Garden of Eden, for its beauty and its apple trees. She works on commission and sells giclée prints of her work, including invitations, ketubot, art and lettering for many purposes. She also plays the flute in the Wholesale Klezmer Band. | Arches of Trees Ketubah, $265+ Sunand Moon Baby Naming Certificate, $107

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