4TH OF JULY
Sherry Shanbom celebrates July 4th with a fun, casual table for kids. The tablecloth is dotted with stars
Rena Tepman and Shula Fleischer created a multi-generational table with heirloom teapots, dessert plates
and the entire table gives the illusion of fireworks exploding. "My 6-year-old son, Cory, helped," says
and candlesticks. "My grandmother Dora Mendelssohn, from Israel, always had Shabbat teas," says
Shanbom, explaining the riot of confetti, party poppers, balloons and garland. "Uncle Sam" hats are filled
Tepman. Shula's parents, Sara and Zwi Golinsbursky owned the dessert set from Czechoslovakia. Antique
with jelly beans. "I went for 'overstated'," laughs Shanbom.
candlesticks and a Russian samovar complete the eclectic, Old World table.
Table design is a passion for Hannah Monique Ulrych, who created four tables for Adat Shalom, one of
Children will delight in Norma Dorman and Jordanna Weiss' Purim table, complete with bright striped
which celebrates an African Shabbat, with items collected on her honeymoon safari. A zebra rug covers
paper plates, ornate feathered masks, dress-up costumes, crowns, star-shaped slinkies and balloons.
the table and is reflected in silver serving pieces displayed with African artifacts.
Groggers shaped like hands add even more unexpected whimsy. "Our kids had the best time raiding the
dress-up closet for this table," said Norma, who has four children, including 5-year-old twins.
L E A "I' "I'IIE JN • DECEMBER 2002 •