• https://tapbb.wordpress.com/2012/09/16/sukkot-decorations/ Sukkot Decorations

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    Laurie Bellet

    Laurie BelletThe final tekiah gedolah has yet to be heard but, in the Art Studio at Oakland Hebrew Day School, it is already beginning to look a lot like Sukkot.

    This year’s decorations – diffusion circles, laminated, painted with watercolors and...

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  • Artfully Speaking by Laurie Bellet

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    Sukkot Crafts

    The Art Studio at Oakland Hebrew Day School is alight with butterflies hanging from every light fixture, just waiting to decorate our sukkah. Sukkot is a magical time, when we are able to transform a...

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  • Let Me Count the Ways: Jewish Artists — Jewish Art

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    chagalljoseph.gifby Carol Oseran Starin

    In 1962, when the twelve stained glass windows he created for Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center were formally installed, Marc Chagall said,

    How is it that the air and earth of Vitebsk, my birthplace, and thousands of years of exile, find themselves mingled in the air and earth of Jerusalem?

    How could I have thought that not only...

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  • Sukkah Decorations

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    by Laurie Bellet

    I tend to consider my Sukkah decorating plans twice a year. Once is, of course, several weeks prior to Sukkot and then again just after Sukkot, making notes for an even lovelier Sukkah the next time the holiday comes around. Either way, this seems a good opportunity to share a variety of materials that are weather resistant and certain to dazzle your Sukkot guests:

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  • Sukkot of Peace

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    by Laurie Bellet I love the holidays so intensely that I generally reprise them, each summer, with my campers. This past August, I was doing a Sukkot warm-up, to be certain that the learning was in place before the painting began. Although the majority of these 2nd graders had difficulty recalling any past experiences in a Sukkah, one eager camper jumped up and announced, “I know! That’s the paper chain...

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