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trivet to a Rosh Hashanah challah cover
by her desire for the students to have,
made by smearing a semi-frozen fish
upon graduation, "a whole line of
Judaica they could use for every holiday." with paint and then imprinting the fish
on a cloth.
They started out with Torah point-
Rosenberg calls these crafts the
ers and tzedekah boxes.
"hands-on component" to JEFF'S edu-
"If you make your own candlesticks,
you'll want to light them," she says. "If cational programs. The eight slats of
the trivet-cum-menorah were labeled
you make a Kiddush cup and want to
with different Jewish values. Rosenberg
use it, then you have to have Kiddush.
linked the image of the fish to
If you involve yourself in creating
pieces to celebrate the holidays, then it Judaism's connection between fish,
who lay masses of eggs, to fertility and
makes the celebration more fun."
the hope for a bounty of blessings in
With her family involved in the
the coming year.
plumbing business, Kaplan's trove of
"Without the education, the craft is
art supplies spans the gamut from
not meaningful," Rosenberg says.
threaded metal pipes to elbow joints
"You need the other component to
to PVC pipes. Under her practiced
go with it."❑
eye, lowly materials become the
springboard for meaningful cer-
emonial pieces — Shabbat can-
dlesticks, menorot, etrog boxes
and the like.
A Kiddush cup, glazed deep
red and imprinted with a cornu-
copia of Hebrew letters, was
made by rolling clay over an
empty cardboard tube, stamping
the clay's surface with Hebrew
letters and then pinching the
clay in the middle to form the
cup's bowl and stand.
"As an artist," Kaplan says, "I
have the ability to look at everyday
objects and see the potential in,
them. Yes, [an elbow joint] might
be part of a toilet, but if you put
these things together you can cre-
ate something [else] out of them."
Debra Rosenberg, of the
You're Fired, a hands-on ceramics
Agency for Jewish Education's
mosaic studio in West
Jewish Experiences for Families
has seen a huge increase
(JEFF) program, has dreamed up
everything from a Chanukah
offered by suppliers.
menorah made out of a wooden