Amy Reichert, Judaica Designer, wants us to use our menorahs, our kiddush cups, our seder plates for more than simple decorations--she wants them to take each of us on journeys every time we use them in whic... h we live out our tradition itself.See lessSee more
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Aesthetically pleasing Judaica enhances holiday celebration. The sources delineate the minimum requirements of the mitzvot [commandments]. A sukkah must have certain dimensions and must be constructed in a particular manner. The cup for Kiddush must be large enough to hold a specified minimum amount of wine.
Calling all Cassandras, those given to gloom and doom about the pliancy of contemporary Jewish life, much less its future. I suggest they make a beeline for Chicago's Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership's new exhibition, "Amy Reichert: Reinventing Judaica," whose display of Jewish ritual objects will go a very long way toward dispelling any sad-sack thoughts the Jewish community's naysayers might harbor.
Principal | Amy Reichert Judaica
Amy is an award winning architect, exhibition designer, and designer of Judaica. Since 1996, when she won second place in the Philip and Sylvia Spertus Judaica Prize for her seder plate, she has participated in invited juried exhibitions in museums around the world. Her work can be seen on display at The Jewish Museum, NY, The Jewish Museum, Vienna, The Yale University Art Gallery, and The San Francisco Contemporary Jewish Museum. She received her B.A. and M.Arch from Yale University, and combines her studio work with teaching at the School of the Art Institute, Chicago.