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The Rose Blumkin Home Omaha, Nebraska

This unique project was designed to enhance the environment of the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home and create an exciting permanent display of the residents artwork. There are four ceramic art panels located in each of the resident buildings. Each wall unit has a Jewish image and theme and will be framed by the handpainted tiles of all of the residents of the building. It will be a welcoming and cheerful addition to the décor and a personal artistic statement that will delight all who visit, live and work in the home.
Many of the themes and images I use in my artwork are inspired by Torah texts. My very favorite portions are those describing the building of the mishkan. The Torah describes the beautiful colors, materials and craftsmanship in great detail. The most amazing part of the mishkan story is that the Jews were not trained artisans but somehow they found the spirit within themselves to create the beautiful structure according to G-ds commandments. The residents of the RBJH may not be trained artisans either, but their hand painted images will enhance, beautify and honor their Jewish tradition and serve as an inspiration for all who are lucky enough to see their artwork.

It was my great pleasure to design this project with the valuable guidance of the administration and staff of the RBJH and the talented design and construction company Welch Architectural Signage of Portland Maine.

Many thanks to Ozzie Nogg for the great photos !!

Lippman Day School

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Northshore Synagogue – Syosset, New York

Simcha Wall

Northshore Synagogue of Syosset, NY commissioned this artwork as an ongoing project for congregants to commemorate their family’s joyous occasions (simchas). I created the handmade sculpted tiles accented with 24k gold for the key design elements and the borders. The background areas are glass mosaic.