Let’s hope for a Good Season Sparty!!
This was the design on Arica and Ryan’s “everything”!
The invitation. The response card. The website. And on the Kippot.
AND – since the celebration was on June 20, 2021 during the depths of the Covid Epidemic, the design was also on the Hand Sanitizer and the Face Masks.
This is a daytime image.
And like All my creations, this piece looks
Completely different in the nighttime.
Huge Mazal Tov to Arica and Ryan ! !
ZAYEN is the 7th letter in the Hebrew alphabet.
Z’man, the word for Time begins with a ZAYEN. In our lives we are aware of the constant, steady irreversible passage of time. Unlike in fiction, our time flows onward, and cannot be ignored, destroyed nor nullified.
I find it interesting that the word Zachor (to remember) and Zikaron (remembrance), two words that take us Back In time – both begin with the letter ZAYEN.
We recently celebrated the High Holy Days when we ask to be “Remembered in the Book of Life”.
Zachor is one of two basic commandments of the Sabbath, there seems to be a very strong link between the seventh letter in the Hebrew alphabet and the day of rest.
The original meaning of the letter Zayin is a “sword” or “sharp weapon,” with the word “lezayen” coming to mean “to arm” in the Modern Hebrew language. However, please note – the word in slang and common talk has come to mean something else. You might note in the photo and video how my ZAYEN glows and comes alive in the dark…! (Edited version: None of the previous viewers have bitten on my ZAYEN reference)
And finally, are you feeling rushed or pressured? Meditate on the letter ZAYIN. Are you feeling unmotivated or frozen in time? Meditate on the letter ZAYEN.
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.
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.
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!
A Bat Mitzvah Gift — For a Very Special Lady
Looking for that Special Gift? — Look No Farther than Ron’s Glass!
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.
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.
I started with the Beveled Glass Pattern —
then it started to grow, and took on a life of it’s own.
Interested in seeing this piece and over a dozen more? Meet me at the Jewish Community Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and I’ll take you on a tour.
Until then — enjoy my blog.