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?
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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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