Museum Review: Memorial da Imigração Judaica e do Holocausto – São Paulo,Brazil

Eduardo Schvartz* Simone Schvartz** Introduction The presence of Jews in Brazil dates back to the 15th-century during the persecution and discrimination by the Inquisition, many of them so-called “New Christians” who converted to Christianity but continued to practice their Jewish faith secretly. In the mid-17th century, when the Netherlands invaded and occupied the northeast of […]

Meet The Artist: Michele Pulver Feldman

Michele Pulver Feldman is a mixed media artist who loves color and isn’t afraid to use it! She is a graduate of Parsons School of Design, where she studied Illustration. She is drawn to her subject matter on a spiritual level. Her themes are based on subtle nuances that allow a multitude of interpretation. Her […]

Meet The Artist: Talia Saghian of The Ketubist

Originally from Houston, Texas, Talia Saghian moved to Los Angeles four years ago. A designer by training, she has worked in commercial architecture and creative design, and recently launched her own small business, the Ketubist. Talia and her husband, Zach, got married last year. She is passionate about beautiful buildings, inspiring design, great art, and […]

Meet The Artist: Shelly Agronin

Born in 1980 in Kiev, Ukraine. Proud Israeli since 1992. Graduate of the Department of Industrial Design at Bezalel. Married and mother of three daughters.She has 14 years of experience in developing consumer products in various fields and materials for both the Israeli and American marketsAs the owner of Wallaby Studio by Shelly Agronin, Shelly […]

Meet The Guide: Arieh David Scharnberg

Born in Israel to American parents, raised in the remote woods of Northern California by an outdoor loving rabbi/professor father and music educator mother, Arieh David Scharnberg was brought into this world with diversity and variety as a default. Since graduating Prescott College in 2003, with a degree in Environmental Studies, where he completed a […]

Meet The Artist: Ruthy Stark Sery

Ruthy Stark Sery, daughter of Holocaust Survivors, was raised in Los Angeles, California and made Aliyah to Kibbutz Maalei Gilboa in 1978. After moving around for a few years, Ruthy settled down in Zichron Yaakov where she has been living the past 24 years with her husband, Menachem and their four children. She became an […]

Meet The Cookbook Author: Lilian Cordell

Lilian is the author of Miriam’s Table which has now been awarded Best Jewish Cuisine Book in the UK 2018 by Gourmand World cookbook awards. The book has been shortlisted for Best in The World in the Jewish Category where the award ceremony will be held in Macau in June 2019. Never in Lilian’s dreams […]

Meet The Musician: Franciska

Franciska is a composer, producer and podcast host. She creates her masterpieces by weaving eternal words of prayer into soulful guitar melodies. Raised in religious school and in musical academy, Franciska’s compositions reflect her commitment to bridging both worlds. Franciska started playing the piano at six years old. She began composing after she mastered the […]

Meet The Owners: Rin & Ruckus of rin+RUCKUS

rin+RUCKUS is a handcrafted party garland store. Our goal is to deliver quality, kid-friendly decorations right to your door. From felt floral garlands to flower walls, you will find the perfect decorations for your party or holiday that you can use year after year. Rin is a former management consultant turned maker. She is the […]

Meet The Artist: Ruth Feldman

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. People who meet me now think I have always been an artist. But, prior to the last 12 years, I was a nationally known educator- For over a decade I was the Director of Early Childhood Education for the Jewish Community Centers (JCCA) of North […]