Recycled metals, sustainable, locally sourced materials are used whenever possible.

My Vision

When I started metal smithing, it felt like I took the tools out of my back pocket. It felt right. Clearly this was something I was meant to do—all the time. I was using my grandparents’ story of survival for a paper in a university class on the Holocaust and Genocide, when my grandfather started giving me his tools….

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01October

Repairing Helen Burke’s URJ Camp Newman Ark with Rhonda Kap

Helen Burke (Z”L) created this Torah Ark as part of her work with the campers at URJ Camp Newman.  Known as the “Little Ambassador”  this ark would ride on the back of trucks all over camp wherever they needed a Torah. It also went to URJ events to show people a glimpse of the bigger Torah Ark project that she…

17September

Supporting Oneness

Would you like to see Judaism more accessible to a wider audience? By supporting “Art for Prayer and Peace: A Bridge to Oneness” that is what you’ll help accomplish. The project continues to grow and evolve. Your next donation will support the creation of these Torah Finials. They will be sterling silver and 23K gold leaf. A fully functional copper and gold…

06September

Giving: Art for Charity

Part of my preparation for High Holy Days is making the contributions to each of the charities connected with my artwork.  I make these contributions twice per year.   Thanks to your purchases, I was able to give almost $250 to 7 different charities.  You can visit the Community Section of my website to learn more about many of the projects…

20August

Spiritual Preparation for the High Holy Days

The “High Holy Days” or– the “Days of Awe” refer to Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur, the day of Atonement ten days after.  How do you prepare for the Days of Awe?  What do the High Holy Days mean to you?  Whether you are jewish or not, you can use these days for…

21June

Action Steps Against US Government Cruelty

Many of you have asked “What can I do?”  There are many calls to action and many ways to engage. NOW IS THE TIME TO FIGHT!  The list below includes only a few examples.  The posts start with time sensitive material.  Some of the dates have passed, but I have kept them on as documentation.  The bottom has more general…

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