Holidays

Sweet as my Grandma’s Honey Cake

Rosh Hashanah, the new year on the Jewish calendar, encourages and celebrates the ability to dream and envision what you want your future to look like. What kind of person were you this past year? Have your actions reflected your beliefs? How do you seek to relate to the world? During this time of the year, we reflect on both…

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What Makes This Dreidel Different from All other Dreidels?

Game Changer: Aimee Bets on New Spin For The Dreidel: Chanukah – the Jewish festival of lights – is fast-approaching, and San Francisco’s metal artist Aimee Golant innovates on the customs in order to make the holiday more spiritually engaging for all.   A common tradition on Chanukah is to spin the dreidel, the Jewish variation on a top, as…

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Rosh Hashanah 101

A recent conversation with an old friend (since we were 11 years old) is inspiring me to write this post.  This is a dear friend who was planning an event that was going to land on “Erev Rosh Hashanah” — which is the night before Rosh Hashanah (actually holiday officially begins at sundown.)  One of the people invited to attend…

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Menorahs: Beauty that Lasts Forever

The Beauty of These Menorahs Lasts Forever!   Are you looking for something truely special for your home and your life on Hanukkah now and forever? Do you value beauty and art? Will you feel great knowing that the purchase of a custom menorah from Aimee Golant will support locally made, high quality, contemporary Judaica Art and artists? Now is the…

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This Hanukkah: Give Local Handmade Gifts that Give Back

The holiday season presents a unique opportunity for the spirit of giving to take over.  As an artist, I love being able to utilize the gift I have for creativity in metal art, Judaica and jewelry while giving back to the community.  This year, I’ve decided to donate 10% of sales to either Congreagation Beth Israel Judea in SF, or…

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Colombia: A Spiritual Adventure – Part Two

Before our big hike in Tyrona Park with the Wiwa Indians, we journeyed through Christmas in Colombia.  We decided to leave Bogota and venture 3 hours by car north to a Colonial hamlet called Villa De Leyva.  We saw areas on the car ride that had been sites of much violence.  It seemed as though we were lucky to be…

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The Aesthetic Sense: Goods for the Soul

It’s not every day that an artist finds a gallery that is such a terrific fit with the goals and ideals of your work. The Aesthetic Sense: Goods for the Soul— is a retail source for good: “world peace and understanding through shopping.” I feel so honored that Karen and Jay have chosen to highlight my artwork in their beautiful…

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Safety Pins to Support the Oppressed

As a granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, a woman, and citizen of the United States, I am appalled by the recent presidential election of Donald J. Trump and all that he stands for. I have read about the rise of his supporters physically and emotionally abusing those who are oppressed in this country. This includes, perceived immigrants, minorities, the disabled, Muslims,…

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ACC Show — Big Success

Hi All, Thank you so much for your support at the 2016 San Francisco American Crafts Council Show. The last time I did the ACC show was about 12 years ago– it had been so long, I did not know what to expect. I met lots of wonderful new people– made about 38 sales in all– and had nice visits…

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