Shelby & Daniel, a stunning ketubah for a stunning wedding

Shelby & Daniel, a stunning ketubah for a stunning wedding

May 16, 2019 1 Comment

He knew she was the one when she was able to pick up on all his pop culture and sci-fi references. For her, it was when he started talking about how much he cared for his family, which includes his pets.

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Reflections on two years as a full-time small business owner

Reflections on two years as a full-time small business owner

May 06, 2019 3 Comments

Anyone who knew me in 2016, knew that I was on the verge of a nervous breakdown. And it wasn’t just the election – though that didn’t help. I wasn’t getting much sleep. I was barely eating and barely spending any quality time with my family. I was the definition of burning the candle at both ends --- after running my art studio as a “side hustle” for 6 years, I was going to make this the year that I would take the leap and go in on my art business full time.

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Where are they now? Shannon & Ari

Where are they now? Shannon & Ari

April 25, 2019

After being a guest at my wedding, and with her own wedding scheduled on the horizon, Shannon bravely enlisted me to make her ketubah – my first official ketubah order. I have to confess -- I was nervous. This was a lot of responsibility! It's one thing to make a ketubah for yourself and your husband (who, let's be honest, loves everything you do), but quite another to create something that your friends will keep in their home forever and pass on to their future children! 

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Efforts to replace lost ketubahs makes the news

Efforts to replace lost ketubahs makes the news

April 17, 2019

I want to extend my deepest gratitude to Melanie Woodrow of ABC7 News for helping spread the word about my efforts to replace ketubahs for anyone who lost theirs in the recent wildfires in California.

 

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5 ways to curate a meaningful progressive Passover Seder

5 ways to curate a meaningful progressive Passover Seder

April 10, 2019

While some elements of the Passover story don’t quite sit right with me (Ehem, death of the firstborn), I still love the idea of a whole holiday that celebrates freedom. We kick off the holiday with the Passover Seder during which we perform rituals connected to various parts of the story. Here are 5 ideas for adding a Progressive modern twist to your family’s seder. 

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Davi & Josh -- who were brought together by USY, Tinder, and...lice!

Davi & Josh -- who were brought together by USY, Tinder, and...lice!

April 03, 2019

When Davi and Josh texted me that they had found me online and would I be able to make a ketubah with their spirit animals on it, I have to be honest -- I had to google what exactly a spirit animal was.

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Ask the Rabbi with Rabbi Sara Shonfeld

Ask the Rabbi with Rabbi Sara Shonfeld

March 27, 2019

Rabbi Sara Shonfeld is one of my very favorite rabbis to work with. Based in the New York area, she primarily officiates interfaith weddings, often working together with clergy of other faiths. 

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Michael & Simone -- a story of wine, hot dogs and Manhattan

Michael & Simone -- a story of wine, hot dogs and Manhattan

March 13, 2019

Of course we didn't have a bite to eat at our reception. After the party, at around midnight, we were so hungry that we went out walking in midtown Manhattan looking for an open hot dog stand. 

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Meet Korovka, my surprise love

Meet Korovka, my surprise love

March 07, 2019 1 Comment

Could I paint a portrait of a cow? No, not a specific now, just a funky, cool, happy cow. I had never considered painting a cow before. Why a cow you ask? I asked the same thing.

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5 Reasons Purim is hands-down my favorite Jewish Holiday

5 Reasons Purim is hands-down my favorite Jewish Holiday

March 06, 2019

Purim is right around the corner, kicking off the evening of March 20th. With Passover the heavy-hitter and sneaking up right after, this super awesome holiday often times gets overlooked. I am here to make the case that Purim is hands-down the most festive and fun of Jewish holidays and we should absolutely not miss it! 

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Making New Ketubahs for Victims of California Fires

Making New Ketubahs for Victims of California Fires

January 07, 2019 3 Comments

I knew from my friends who lost their homes during Harvey that the most painful part was losing photographs, art, kids’ artwork, and irreplaceable family heirlooms. I remembered a friend of mine in Tel Aviv, who during a grease fire in their kitchen, ran to save their ketubah. And that’s when it dawned on me – what if I offered to make new ketubahs for anyone who lost theirs?

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A Tree of Life for Pittsburgh

A Tree of Life for Pittsburgh

October 30, 2018

It is so hard to wrap my mind about the horror of what happened in Pittsburgh.

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