Now on view at The Art Center, Highland Park, through Jan. 31, 2015.
Glass Half Full, egg tempera and gold leaf on panel, 16″ x 20″, 2014, by Judith Joseph.
Artist as Kohen:
Art by participants in Artists’ Beit Midrash
Judith Joseph and Jane Shapiro, co-facilitators
Curated by Judith Joseph
Choshen, by Linda Sonin
North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, 1175 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park, Illinois Through January 2015
Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 6:45pm
Lois Barr ▪ Sam Bernstein ▪ Sylvia Dresser ▪ Nessia Frank ▪ Judith Joseph ▪ Ruti Modlin ▪ Lilach Schrag ▪ Judy Solomon ▪ Linda Carol Sonin
Leah Sosewitz ▪ Sandy Starkman
Join us for a wine & cheese reception and study session with Jane Shapiro.
Reservations are requested to Marcie Eskin at email@example.com or 847/432-8900×234.
To view exhibit at other times, please call NSSBE 847/432-8900 for open hours.
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Ibis Ketubah, by Judith Joseph
I love my job! This commission gave me the challenge of creating a ketubah which had similar imagery to a previous work from 2008, which the couple really liked. (See below.) The brides are cousins, so I wanted to be sure that, although the overall colors and imagery were similar, they were still distinctly different. How did I do?
Doves/ Moon Ketubah, by Judith Joseph
I had the privilege of making a ketubah for the sister of the Doves/ Moon Ketubah bride in 2009 (see below.) I love it when my ketubahs become a family tradition, it is truly an honor, and fun to get to know various members of the tribe.
Mediterranean Islands Ketubah, by Judith Joseph
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Sunrise Ketubah; 18″ x 24″, acrylic on paper. Simpler custom ketubah, digitally printed text, hand-painted decoration.
Sailing Anniversary Ketubah
I just finished this ketubah for an anniversary celebration. (See my preliminary sketch here. The original sketch included their Briard dogs, but we decided to leave them out. ) It was commissioned by a couple who spend much of their time sailing on Lake Michigan.
Working on it brought me back to my sailing days. I learned to sail at Camp Ramah in Canada, and worked there as a sailing instructor. I went on to teach sailing lessons at the Hoofers Sailing Club at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I tried to capture the power of the wind in the sails, the rhythm and rocking of the waves and the freshness and energy of being out on the lake on a sail-boat. (See more of my ketubahs here.)
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Passover is coming, and many people will be adding a Miriam’s Cup to the Seder table. Traditionally, a cup of wine is filled for the prophet Elijah. In recent years, a cup of water has been added to honor Miriam (Moses’ sister), who was present on the exodus from Egypt. A Midrash teaches us that a miraculous well accompanied the Hebrews throughout their journey in the desert, providing them with water. This well was a gift by God to Miriam, to honor her bravery and devotion to the Jewish people. At the shore of the Red Sea, after being delivered from the pursuit of the Egyptian soldiers, Miriam and her women friends sang and danced a song of thanksgiving with their tambourines. Miriam is a symbol of hope, leadership and women’s friendships.
In her honor, and to add to our Passover Seder celebrations, I have created a cobalt blue Miriam’s cup:
Cobalt Blue Miriam’s Cup
Cobalt Blue Miriam’s Cup (detail)
Cobalt Blue Miriam’s Cup (detail, reverse)
Cobalt Blue Miriam’s Cup (detail, base)
My Miriam’s Cup is $55, including shipping. Order by April 1 to ensure it arrives in time for Passover Seder. Click here to order.