Hello Again: Jennifer Kaplan of Jennifer Kaplan Designs

Photo: Courtesy of Jennifer Kaplan Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. I have been creating art for as long as I can remember. I am inspired by Hebrew letter forms, sacred texts, women’s roles in Judaism and the concept of “Hiddur Mitzvah,” literally, beautification of the commandments. I strive to create […]

Meet the Artist: Rachel Ellison of Bat Sarah Press

Photo: Courtesy of Bat Sarah Press Photographer: Katalina Berbari Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background.  I’m from the suburbs of Cincinnati, Ohio and grew up in a household with a strong Jewish identity. My Hebrew day school had a wonderful art teacher, Mrs. Woloshin, and she directed many different art projects, […]

Meet the Artist: Natalie Fine Shapiro

Photo: Courtesy of Natalie Fine Shapiro Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. I was born and raised in Minneapolis Mn, in the U.S. and I currently live there with my boyfriend, DJ and our dog, Squints. When I was a little girl, I was drawing a picture and someone asked me, […]

Meet the Artist: Andrea Strongwater

Photo: Courtesy of Andrea Strongwater Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. I was born in New York City – Manhattan – but we lived in New Rochelle, NY on Long Island Sound. You could see the marina from my bedroom window. The building was a lovely, charming 1930’s apartment building with […]

Meet the Artist: Melanie Dankowicz

Photo: Courtesy of Melanie Dankowicz Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. Growing up in Maryland, I admired the work of local Judaica artists at the annual Jewish folk arts festival; much later I became one of those artists! I recently made Maryland my home again, after many years in Stockholm, Sweden, […]

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