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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use your artwork in my synagogue?

What kind of Hebrew lettering do you do?

What are your sources for biblical and liturgical quotations?

I am Jewish, but not Orthodox. What do you make for me?

I am not Jewish. Do you make anything without Hebrew letters and Jewish themes?

Can you accept custom design orders?

Can I order something that I see in your gallery?

Why do you show pieces that are not for sale?

How do I order?

How long will it take for me to get my order?


Can I use your artwork in my synagogue?

Absolutely. Although our designs, colors and themes are unusual and imaginative, they are always completely appropriate for the synagogue. For example, our High Holiday parokhet and Torah cover eschew any red, pink, orange or purple tones because the color red is connected with sin, and a central theme of the High Holidays is repentance from sin. In another example, the design of our wedding canopies, or chuppahs, celebrates the eternity of life, just as the text (which is taken from the seven blessings said during the wedding ceremony), celebrates the sanctification of the marriage before God. In fact, your synagogue might wish to purchase one of our chuppahs to provide couples with a truly glorious canopy under which to celebrate their special day.

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What kind of Hebrew lettering do you do?

We generally use one style of Hebrew block lettering, which can be read from a distance (this is particularly important with something that people will be seeing from a distance, such as a parokhet or chuppah).

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What are your sources for biblical and liturgical quotations?

When we develop an idea for a work of art, we also think about what text would be appropriate to a particular design and occasion. For example, in a challah cover, we want the text to refer to the Sabbath and holidays. After we have selected a passage and prepared a design for it, we check the text we have copied against the original Hebrew text from the Koren edition of the TaNaKh, or with blessings or prayers, against the text in Birnbaum's edition of the siddur. Then, before we stitch the design, we have a trained ba-al koreh and/or trained ba'al tefillah check the text once more for accuracy. Finally, once the design is stitched, we read everything again. This means that, although a mistake could creep in, it is highly unlikely.

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I am Jewish, but not Orthodox. What do you make for me?

You will also enjoy our works that celebrate the Jewish calendar and life cycle. Do you want something special for the naming of a baby girl? Do you want a beautiful wallhanging that commemorates Rosh Chodesh (the beginning of the Hebrew month)? We can create it for you. Remember, we also design and make baby quilts and wall-hangings, that rely solely on the beauty of the design and fabric colors.

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I am not Jewish. Do you make anything without Hebrew letter and Jewish themes?

Of course! We also design and make baby quilts and wall-hangings. For custom orders, we can even insert your choice of text in English, if you have a favorite proverb or poet.

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Can you accept custom design orders?

Certainly. I would show you my designs, and then you would tell me what special elements, colors, or writing you would like to include. We will design something very special and beautiful for you.

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Can I order something that I see in your gallery?

Yes, if that particular piece is still available. Remember, we buy limited quantities of fabrics, and are always testing out new designs. This means that we can only create a few pieces using a particular group of colors and design. This way, there will never be more than a few works using the same colors; however, it also means that we quickly sell out of popular designs and color combinations.

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Why do you show pieces that are not for sale?

Because these are among our best works, and are shown as examples of a commission work. If someone likes one of these designs enough to order it and to wait for us to create it, we can always make something similar.

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How do I order?

Our e-mail address and telephone number is listed on the Contact Us page. When you contact us, you can then tell us exactly what you would like, and if there are any special details that you want included.

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How long will it take for me to get my order?

Remember, we are an artistsí studio, and that each piece is individually created. You should probably allow at least 6-12 weeks for most orders; particularly complex designs may take longer. Also, you will have to allow extra time for orders placed around the major Jewish holidays. Important: we do not take rush orders.

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