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Sunday, February 16 • 12:15pm - 1:30pm
The Art of Jewish Papercutting: Part 1

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The Jewish people have a rich tradition of creating folk art in the service of celebrations, rituals and Hiddur Mitzvah - sanctifying the everyday. Creating cut paper artworks is one way by which Jews elevated their traditions. This session is an exploration of Jewish papercutting with an emphasis on the history, symbols, inscriptions, motivation and uses of paper cuts among the Jewish communities of Europe and North Africa. Slide lecture and discussion.


Deborah Ugoretz

Deborah was born in Milwaukee. In the 1970s, she became fascinated with Jewish Paper cutting and has been cutting ever since. She makes Jewish marriage contracts (Ketubot) and paints and designs synagogue art. Her work has been shown at the Museum of Biblical Art at Hebrew Union College and she has been recognized by the New Jersey Council on the Arts. She has taught the art of papercutting all over the Tri-State area. She lives in Brooklyn, NY... Read More →

Sunday February 16, 2014 12:15pm - 1:30pm

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