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March 15, 1996 - Image 106

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Publication:
The Detroit Jewish News, 1996-03-15

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Local needlework artists
provide Judaic keepsakes
for family and friends

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SUZANNE CHESSLER SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH NEWS

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obin Lash learned about needlepoint
from her grandmother and used
those skills for the first time to make
a special gift. Although Mrs. Lash
watched and appreciated the work
that went into her grandmother's flo-
ral-patterned furniture covers, she
chose religious themes for her own

work.
"For my grandfather's 75th birthday, I made him
a blue velvet tallis bag with two lions holding the

Jeff and Jennifer Hollander
display their chuppah panel.

10 Commandments," said Mrs. Lash, who teach-
es music at Hillel Day School.
"He was very religious and very proud to be Jew-
ish, and I thought the gift would be very mean-
ingful to him.
"When my grandfather passed away, the tallis
bag went to my uncle, George Gordon, and he told
me how meaningful it was for him to have a hand-
made religious gift with a family history."
Mrs. Lash, who always enjoyed sewing and cro-
cheted yarmulkes when that was in style, takes ba-

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