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Aimee’s Judaica: Make Great Gifts from the State of Israel

The Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest selected two special pieces of my artwork— the Justice Tzedakah Box in Bronze Plate and the Justice and Protection Mezuzah to honor two pillars from the Bay Area Jewish community for their support of the State of Israel.  The celebration held on April 24, 2108 in honor of Israel’s 70th Anniversary…

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Passover: Freedom and Justice For All

Every year before the Passover Seder, my Holocaust survivor grandmother would say, “Once we were slaves.  Now we are free.  Every day I live is a victory over Nazi brutality.” As a child this holiday meant so much to me. Today, we continue to honor her and all those who are not free not just by celebrating Passover, but by…

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Temple Isaiah – Infinity Shin Mezuzah

The Temple Isaiah (Lafayette, CA) Commemorative “Infinity Shin” Mezuzah was created in honor of the retirement of Rabbi Judy Shanks.  Rabbi Shanks is a wise and kind person, who has supported my efforts in creating more beauty, peace and understanding in the world.  I am grateful to her and wanted to help honor her in her retirement.  This collaborative piece…

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Extraordinary Jewish Woman Series

I am very excited to tell you about a FREE online interview series that I am participating in, Extraordinary Jewish Woman: How to Live a Purpose-Filled Passionate Life Rooted in Jewish Values. I am joined with 20 other women who are participating in this inspiring and impactful series.  You can hear my interview  March 12th – 16th, 2018. In this…

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Make Your Own Mezuzah Workshop

Whether you are a beginner or experienced metalsmith this project is spiritual, fun and fulfilling!  We offer workshops for kids, teens, and adults.  This workshop takes place in our San Francisco metal arts studio in the Oceanview District. To sign up, check availability or for questions, call Aimee at 415-682-7128 or email [email protected] Brandeis Kids Workshop on March 13, 2018…

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DON’T TRUMP ON MY TU B’SHEVAT

Tu B’Shevat – NOT TRUMP! Why not take a walk outside tonight rather than watch the State of the Union Address? Join me in celebrating what grounds us and brings true gratitude to life. Open your heart to our responsibility to take care of the earth. These are some of the things that this holiday reminds us to do. Anyone…

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An open letter for Support of ” Art for Prayer and Peace”

Dear Friends, We are living in a time of us and them. It’s scary and easy to feel hopeless as we see history repeating itself. And not in a good way. The polarizing tensions we’re seeing in our country and the world… ignorance and narrow-mindedness…fear and violence…xenophobia and bigotry…these are not new. But if others’ memories are short, it’s incumbent…

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The Miracles of Hanukkah and Beyond

Do you believe in miracles?  The word Hanukkah means dedication. It refers to the rededication of the temple after a miraculous victory the outnumbered Maccabees had over the Greek army.  This meant that the unique rhythm of Jewish life would be able to continue– without this, Jewish existence was in jeopardy.  The second miracle was how the small amount of…

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Holiday Show Schedule

Save the dates everyone.  The holidays are coming. I would love to see you in person. I’ll help you select handmade, one-of-a-kind gifts of meaning and purpose.  I have silver , copper,  gold, bronze and pewter jewelry, Judaica, and gifts for the home.  There will be menorahs, dreidels, candle holders of all sorts, art for the walls, amulets, ornaments and more.  Everything is…

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Peace on Your Wings

On October 7th I had the honor of collaborating with Laurie Rubin and Jenny Tiara of Ohana Arts at their production of ‘Peace on your Wings.’  It is a groundbreaking new musical inspired by the story of Sadako and a Thousand Paper Cranes.  I brought elements of the installation I am creating:  ‘Art for Prayer and Peace: A Bridge to Oneness’  …

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From Atonement to Gratitude

As we move from the celebration of Rosh Hashanah with the sweetness of apples and honey, to introspection and asking for forgiveness during the Days of Awe, we have arrived at Yom Kippur.  This is the time to let go of past mistakes, and reach for the coming year with renewed spirit.  “On Rosh Hashanah it is written, on Yom…

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Days of Awe

The “High Holy Days” refer to Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur, the day of Atonement ten days later.  There is something to be said about taking a ten day period to celebrate the New Year, reflect on past mistakes, acknowledge them inwardly and outwardly, set intentions for the coming year, and move on. …

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