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BC: Beloved Papercut by Jerise Fogel | All images and rights belong to the individual artists and may not be used without their permission.

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1: Images on the front cover: Top: Joseph's Dream by Michael Bogdanow Bottom, from left: Mizrah by Jerise Fogel, Shir LaMaalot - Psalm 151 by Marlene Burns, and Two Tree Ketubah by Peggy Davis | Homegrown Judaica Rabbi Rachel Silverman, Founder

3: 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 Bottom Left: Chamsa above: Sabbath Candles

4: 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.

5: Far left: Birches Ketubah Lower left: Mizrah papercut Above: Jewish-Muslim Peace papercut card Upper right: A Prayer for the World, Box of 12 cards Lower right: Sutzkever, Box of 12 cards Near right: Lo B'hayil, v'lo b'koach card | Jerise can be reached at Jerise@Jerise.com

6: While Michael Bogdanow's art cuts across cultural barriers, many of the works capture the timeless nature of biblical texts through his vibrant, contemporary style. Michael is the featured artist for the 2010-2011/5771 Women of Reform Judaism Art Calendar and greeting cards. Michael Bogdanow's art is widely exhibited and collected. For original paintings, reproductions on canvas and individualized commissions, contact MichaelBogdanow@gmail.com.

7: Clockwise from top left: Exodus From Generation to Generation One Flesh And the Women Danced Jacob's Ladder Hannah

8: 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 Bottom Left: BU Student Print Top Right: Bay State Road Print Bottom Right: Comm Ave in Winter Print | Becky can be reached at BeckyDaroff@gmail.com

9: 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. | Floral Kippah Birds on a Wire Tallit | You can see more of Sharon's work on her blog at cozycoleman.wordpress.com or shop her Etsy store at kippahmitzvah.etsy.com. 1045 Reynolds Rd, Chepachet, RI 02814 and 401-647-5323

10: 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 | Marlene and Ken Kavanah press www.kavanahpress.com

11: 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.

12: 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 Bottom left: Chamsa Top right: Candlesticks Bottom right: Dove

13: Top left: Mirror Top right: Pomegranate Bottom left: Eggplant | Mira can be reached at mpozangrist@gmail.com

14: Tammy Strom is a lifelong artist and performer. She is currently working toward a Master’s Degree in Expressive Therapies with a concentration in Music Therapy at Lesley University. Aspiring to work with children with disabilities, Tammy believes in the transformative power of the creative arts to transcend all boundaries and communicate directly with the body, mind, and spirit. Her involvement with the arts stems from her belief and lifelong experience that art expresses emotion beyond the capacity of words. Each of her drawings is lovingly crafted to capture the slightest detail and emotion of the subject. Tammy demonstrates her love for animals through her commitment to leading a vegan lifestyle and caring for her beloved rescued cat, Bellamy.

15: Clockwise: Dolly, Lulu, Polar bears, Cuddling Cats, Fall Kitten, and Kissing Cats | Tammy can be reached at schmwarfkin@gmail.com

17: 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. | Far upper left: Sun and Moon Baby Naming Certificate Far lower left: Arches of Trees Ketubah Middle bottom left: Persian Deer Ketubah Near upper left: Shalom Aleichem Near bottom left: Apache Wedding Blessing Above: Mountain Ketubah Upper right: Children's Night Lights | Peggy can be reached at phd@ganeydn.com

18: Christine Lumbroso has always had an artistic streak. From the time she was very young, she was always visiting craft stores and creating jewelry or other decorations and crafts and paintings. She also started piano at age six and music plays a big part in my life as her husband is also musical and they perform together at many functions. Christine's life so far has been rich and wonderful. Together with her husband, they have traveled and lived in many countries, including Europe and S.E. Asia, the Middle East, and the USA. They have six grown children. Since they have grown up and moved away, Christine still fills her home with people and children as they teach music and languages, including ESL, Hebrew, and French. Her art today comprises mostly of our rich Jewish heritage. | Top left: sterling silver Star of David earrings Top right: ceramic Star of David earrings Bottom right: sterling silver Chai necklace Christine can be reached at beadsofparadise@ymail.com

19: Amy Fagin's finely crafted illuminated ketubot reflect a broad spectrum of inspired designs. Her compositions incorporate an intellectual curiosity with a sinuous arrangement of space, pattern, symbolism and representational imagery. Her signature line of "Contemporary Ketubot" are exuberant, multi layered and thematically inspired compositions. Her "Heritage Ketubah" series reflects a new vein of inspiration for Amy which draws on the enormous diversity of cultural expression of Jewish heritage in communities world wide. Her "Miniature Ketubot" series are inspirations which are designed for couples whose taste in ketubah illumination reflects a more personal expression. These delicate miniature compositions are especially well suited for anniversary occasions. Ms Fagin's work stands out for its sophisticated yet inviting compositions designed for lifetime of appreciation . | Above: Pure Joy Ketubah Right: You and I Ketubah | Amy can be reached at info@20thcenturyilluminations.com

20: All pieces are 9.5x13 inches, watercolor on rice paper Clockwise: Foothills, Sunflower, Morning Solitude, And The Clouds Roll In, Desert, and Rolling Sunset Dayna can be reached at antigoneavenged@gmail.com

21: Dayna Spinner is a graduate of Brandeis University where she studied Fine Art. She is in the process of completing her master's degree in Art Education from Plymouth State University so she can teach art to all the sprites that she is lucky enough to work with daily. She currently resides in New Hampshire where she likes to paint, take photographs and try her hand at as many different crafts as she can find. Her inspirations are always changing, thus is her style in a constant state of flux, but above all things, she loves color.

22: Rabbi Rachel Silverman is the founder of Homegrown Judaica and an occasional artist. She makes jewelry, quilts, and knits in straight lines. Rachel lives in Brookline, MA, having graduated from the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2010. | Upper left: Tree of Life Upper right: Jungle with Name Lower left: Pomegranates Rachel can be reached at Rachel@HomegrownJudaica.com

23: Jenny Kaufman is an artist and general Jack-of-all-trades living in Shaker Heights, Ohio. She has been painting, drawing, sewing, metal working and sculpting since she was little, and always enjoys experimenting with new artistic media. She loves creating custom personal pieces and is happy to include you via e-mail in the step by step process of creating a peice of art just for you. Jenny is focused right now on creating illuminated texts and her on-going hobby of silversmithing. In her free time, Jenny works as a kitchen designer and runs CYPminyan, her community's Independent Minyan and Beit Midrash. | Left: Birkat Banot Below: Erev Shel Shoshanim Jenny can be reached at jennifer.leigh.kaufman@gmail.com

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