Chuppah Glass Repurposed – Maya and Eli

If you attend a Jewish wedding, grab the glass broken

under the chuppah and get it to me –

and we can work together to create a one of a kind gift.

Maya and Eli’s Ketuvah featured waves of water.

I worked to continue that theme.

 

Please click on the video to watch how it was created.

 

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AHAVA -Love with Beveled Magen David

I’ve created a number of pieces with Beveled Glass but I’ve decided to include a video of this piece.

The life this brings to the piece is stunning.

(PLEASE CLICK on the lower image.)

 

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Welcome to Temple Kol Haverim

 

Temple Kol Haverim has chosen to beautify their building with this piece of stained glass artwork.  It will soon be hung over the main entrance of the temple.

I would like to thank the Kol Haverim community for reaching out to me and choosing this piece as a statement of their beliefs.

Nahalal – Ann Arbor’s Sister “Moshav”

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Nahalal is a Moshav in Israel and is the “Sister City” of the Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor.  A group of women recently traveled to Nahalal and commissioned me to create a piece of art to present to the Moshav.  

Above is the finished piece;  below is an aerial view of the Moshav.  Note the fields radiating out from the central living space.  I also wanted to include my initial sketch (minus the iconic water tower that needed to be included!)  

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The Boston Red Sox – The Green Monster

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There might be some who question why I framed my Boston Red Sox logo in green.  Others will immediately see the connection to The Green Monster.

 The Green Monster is a popular nickname for the 37.2 feet (11.3 m) high left field wall at Fenway Park, home to the Boston Red Sox baseball team. The wall is 310 feet from home plate and is a popular target for right-handed hitters.

At the moment this piece is hanging in Rob Dobrusin’s office at Congregation Beth Israel in Ann Arbor.  I’m happy  to have had it hanging for opening day, 2018.

Mira and Doron Celebrate Life!

Each Piece of fused glass in this mobile represents the Birthstone of a Special Month in Mira and Doron’s lives.

Doron’s birthday and Mira and Doron’s Wedding in September is the beautiful Sapphire.

Peridot is Matan’s birthstone for August.

Mira’s birthday is in June represented by Alexandrite.  These gemstones are extremely rare and desirable since they change color based on the lighting.

Shai’s birthday in March is celebrated by the Aquamarine.

And finally there’s Judah, whose November birthstone is Topaz!


All the pieces are hand etched in Hebrew.

 

The Hebrew Day School of Ann Arbor

My children attended, and now my grandchildren attend the HDS.

I created this piece of stained glass art using the school’s logo.

 

I’m looking forward to sharing it with the community at the JCC in Ann Arbor.

 

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Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor

As far as I can tell, Ann Arbor is the only Jewish Federation

with a stained glass logo.

We’re #1!!

 

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SOLLY ! !

In keeping with the tradition I started with the other “South Side Gang” celebration, here is my interpretation of “Solly”.

 

The first photo is of the corner of Solly’s tallit.  The rainbow motif moved me to use it as a background for the Shlomo, Solly’s Hebrew name.

Mazal Tov Solly !

 

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Giliah !

Below is the graphic from the invitation to Giliah’s Bat Mitzvah celebration.   I love transforming inspirational graphic images into pieces of Stained Glass Art.

 

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And I have the most fun by including the iridescence visible only after dark.

 

 

MAC — The Dog

Is there Anyone who doesn’t Love Goldens?

 

Retrievers are loyal, loving and beautiful.

 

And my MAC is a prime example, don’t you think?

 

 

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Tzedek – Work for Justice, Day and Night!

In these post-election times, it’s incumbent for All to work for Justice

both Day  —  and Night.

This piece appears quite different in the light of day

 —  as contrasted with the darkness of night.

 

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Breaking the Wedding Glass – Mazal Tov!

Nearly everyone has seen this scene.

The Wedding Ceremony is over, except for one thing.

The attendees wait.

The groom raises his foot and crushes a glass wrapped in cloth.

The crowd rises, cheers, the couple kiss and walk back down the aisle –

a Happily Married Couple!!

Then   —   Ron runs up to grab the glass, and spirits it away….

Below you will see the steps to the finished product.

1  The broken glass

2)  Even smaller pieces

3)  In the Kiln ready for fusing

4)  The finished fused glass

5)  Ground round

6)  The pattern:  A Hamsa with Two Doves of Peace

7)  A small portion of the finished piece, highlighting the fused glass

8)  A small portion of the finished piece, highlighting the iridescence

9)  The Finished Piece hanging in a window.

Know anyone getting married?

Grab the Glass and get it to me!

 

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World Series Champs! ! Go Cubs!

If not the Tigers….  Then  —  GO CUBS ! !

 

 

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Ilana –Through the Looking Glass

A Bat Mitzvah Gift  —  For a Very Special Lady

Looking for that Special Gift?   —   Look No Farther than Ron’s Glass!

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Beth Israel’s 100th Anniversary – Thank You: Pam and Jeff

 

Finally I get to post these pieces of glass I created for the Beth Israel 100th Anniversary Gala last night. A special Thank You to Pam Landau and Jeff Bernstein for all the work you did to make the Entire Year such a success.

Thank you Bunky and Linda

 

Finally I get to post these pieces of glass I created for the Beth Israel’ 100th Anniversary  Gala last night. Thanks Bunky and Linda for all the work you did to make last night such a success.

AHAVAH — LOVE !

 

I took The Iconic LOVE Piece ( I obviously used the iconic Hebrew Ahavah Piece…),

and added a little “flair’.

If you’re interested in viewing this piece, and about 2 dozen more,

check out the Ann Arbor JCC, or the Hebrew Day School,

or Beth Israel Congregation, or the Jewish Family Service of Washtenaw County.

Yin Yang – Rachel and Jonathan

Here’s a new take on the marriage of Yin Yang and Judaism.  What better symbolizes the union of complimentary forces that flow into each other?  They are interconnected  —  yet independent.  The whole is greater than the individual parts.

And here’s another piece that  constantly changes dependent on the light.

Congratulations to Rachel and Jonathan on the anniversary of their wedding…  Well, more than the first anniversary!  Here’s hoping for many, many more celebrations with our families.  Mazal Tov!!

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Ner Tamid – The Eternal Flame

The Ner Tamid – the Eternal Flame a light hanging in front of and above the Ark in every synagogue. It is symbolic of the light of truth and the presence of God.

My Ner Tamid highlights the flame burning from the Heart of Judaism, the two Tablets of the Law.

You too can share this beautiful glass as a unique and meaningful wedding gift.

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Wheat at Sunset


“But I would feed you with the finest of the wheat,

And with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.”

Isaiah 81; 16

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