Meet The Rabbi: Denise Handlarski of Secular Synagogue

Rabbi Denise is the creator and spiritual leader of the online community She is also the spiritual leader of the IRL community Oraynu Congregation for Humanistic Judaism in Toronto. She serves pregnant folks and their partners/families as Jewish Doula ( and also teaches at Trent University’s School of Education. She is a mom to […]

Passover, Pessach, Ecological Haggadah

Meet the Artist: Galia Goodman, Ecological Jewish Artist and Hiker

This interview was conducted by Jonathan Homrighausen. © Pictures provided by Galia Goodman Jonathan Homrighausen is a calligrapher and a doctoral student in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament at Duke University. He is author of Illuminating Justice: The Ethical Imagination of The Saint John’s Bible (Liturgical Press, 2018), and his own work may be seen at Over warm cider […]

Jennifer Wankoff, Judaica, Tableware, Homeware, Art, Artist

Meet The Artist: Jennifer Wankoff

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. I am a ceramic artist making Judaica as well as functional secular pottery for the home. I live in Philadelphia with my husband, 9-year-old son, and Lulu the dog. Most days I can be found in the basement where my studio is in our house. […]

Fanny Chodosh

Meet The Artist: Fanny Chodosh

Fanny Chodosh, Israeli born artist, enjoys creating beautiful personal works that move the soul. Her passion shows through inspired by spiritual motifs, architectural relics of Jerusalem. She loves the intricacy of hidden alleys with beautiful arches, mystical tunnels from biblical times, and off the beaten track spaces in the Old city. “I love archaeology and […]

Yitzchak Devor, Fine Art, Fine Artist

Meet The Artist: Yitzchak Devor

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. I was born in New York, grew up in Far Rockaway and am 28 years old. I grew up Orthodox and went to Yeshiva. I became more secular as a teenager and returned to Orthodoxy around the age of 23. It was a really long journey […]

Eley Ori, Wool Art, Felt Art

Meet The Artist: Eleyor Snir of EleyOri (HEBREW)

ספרי לנו קצת על עצמך ועל הרקע שלך .(Ori – קוראים לי אליאור שניר (בקיצור נולדתי לפני 44 שנה בקיבוץ נוה-איתן בעמק בית-שאן לשבט ולמשפחה גדולה ומגוונת. אמא שלי היא סופרת ילדים ואשת חינוך ואבא שלי הוא מומחה לגידול דגים. אחרי המסלול של בית-ספר וצבא בחרתי בלימודי עיצוב ואיור במכללת “ויטל” בתל אביב. אחרי שלוש […]

Shabbat, Shabbat Candles, Hamsa, Candlesticks, Candle Holders

Meet The Artist: Ilana Amiel

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. I was born in St. Petersburg, Russia and raised in Hanover, Germany; graduated with a Masters from the University of West London, majoring in Advertising and Branding. I spend the last years traveling the globe and lived on at inspiring places such as Fuerteventura, London, […]

Hanukkah, Menorah

Meet The Artist: Daphna Mirzayof of Negev Clay (ENGLISH)

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. My name is Daphna Mirzayof (Dorfzaun). I was born in central Israel and I served two years in the national service in Beit She’an. After the service, I guided excursions and studied various art courses, and completed industrial design studies at Hadassah College in Jerusalem. […]