Meet the Lifestyle Blogger: Michelle L. Berkley of EMELBY

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. Hi, I’m Michelle Berkley, I’m 54 I’m from Manchester, England and I have been living in Paris for 17 years. My background is in languages, marketing and design. I have worked in Manchester, London, Israel and Manhattan. I have been working as a freelancer for […]

Meet the Artist: Harriet Goren of Goren Judaica

Photo: Courtesy of Harriet Goren Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background.I’m a lifelong New Yorker, where I grew up attending (but not really paying much attention to) an Orthodox synagogue and Hebrew School. I was an undergraduate painting major at Yale, where I also did a lot of choral singing, and after […]

Meet the Artist: Leah Laker

Photo: Courtesy of Leah Laker Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. I am Canadian by birth and Israeli by choice. My childhood was spent in Victoria, on the Pacific coast with its rugged beauty and sense of freedom. I was able to hike and ride my bike with friends and have […]

Meet the artist: Jamie Straz

Photo: Courtesy of Jamie Straz Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. I am a Jewish Architect, Artist and Designer in Miami Beach, Florida. I have been involved in the arts since childhood and attended the University of Miami (Bachelor of Architecture and Minor in Visual Journalism). I am the Principal Architect […]

Meet the Artist: Gregory Ruvinsky

Photo: Courtesy of Gregory Ruvinsky Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. My name is Gregory Ruvinsky. I am a wood artist and a maker of Judaica objects, living and working in Boston, MA, USA after 22 years living in Jerusalem, Israel . My artistic biography began at the age of 12, […]

Meet the Jewellery Designer: Hila Welner

Photo: Courtesy of Hila Welner Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. My name is Hila, I was born in a Kibbutz in the North of Israel, but live in Herzliya, near Tel Aviv. I have two adult daughters and graduated the Shenkar College for Engineering and Design, where I have studied […]

Meet the Artist: Mario Camerini

Photo: Courtesy of Mario Camerini Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. My name is Mario Camerini, 67 years old; I’m an Italian Jew, not Ashkenazi nor Sephardic, but a proud Italian Jew. Born in Brazil, as my family moved there in 1939 due to the racial laws in Italy. We came […]

Meet the Artist: Estee Klein

Photo: Courtesy of Estee Klein Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. I was born and raised as an Orthodox Jewish woman, strongly influenced by my culture and the beautiful moments of life. What inspired you to become an artist? I was never formally exposed to art in any way. Art lessons […]