Courses by instructor: Claire Sherman
In addition to her work as an artist of Jewish ritual objects and quilts; Claire Sherman is a teacher, lay cantor, and one of the founders of congregation Netivot Shalom. As a college student at the Rhode Island School of Design, Claire taught Israeli dance at the Brown-RISD Hillel and co-directed its performing group. She is currently one of the dance teachers at Café Simcha in Kensington. Claire was one of the first to bring the Tu B’shvat Seder to the Bay Area in 1982, after attending one in Jerusalem. Rabbi Leah Novick has called Claire the “Tu B’shvat Rebbe,” because of Claire’s love for this holiday. Visit her website at http://www.claireshermanart.com.
Exploring the Hamsa: A Hands on Workshop
A hamsa is a stylized hand for protection against the "evil eye," frequently worn as jewelry. Made by both Jews and Muslims, it is found all over the Middle East, but is older than either ...