Jewish Arts Abound at the 2023 Boulder Jewish Festival

The 2023 Boulder Jewish Festival scheduled for Sunday, June 4 at the Pearl Street Mall in front of the Court House. This festival is the longest running culture festival in Boulder and it aims to bring the Jewish community together as well as introduce Jewish culture to the larger community. Take part in the amazing Jewish art, music, food, music, and community.

“The Artists presenting at the festival this year are some of the highest quality artisans in their field in the Boulder community,” says Festival Director Joy Alice Eisenhauer. “We are also thrilled that the Har Hashem Gift Shop will also have a booth for all your Judaica needs.”  

The presenting artists include:

Sara Goldenberg 
Sara will have two looms at the Festival where she will demonstrate and give visitors a chance to try out the weaving process. You will also have the opportunity to purchase some of Sara’s beautiful handwoven challah covers, dishtowels, summertime scarfs/wraps and a line of free form embroidered  jewelry made from thread. In addition to being a very well respected textile artist, Sara teaches weaving to adults at the Boulder JCC. Classes start with a three-part beginner class and then progress into project-based classes focusing on different weaving techniques, color work, and sewing of handwoven fabric. 

Lynette Errante Ceramics
Her beautiful plates, bowls and mugs incorporate flora and fauna from the natural world.  Each piece of pottery she makes is unique in that she picked each flower from a certain region, trail, or town in Colorado. In addition to being a very talented ceramist, Lynette teaches youth ceramics at the Boulder JCC.

Aqua Studio: Art and Calligraphy
Risa and Annie Aqua create ketubot (illustrated marriage contracts), as well as custom and printed calligraphy and colorful watercolor art for individuals, families and organizations. Their vibrant, whimsical work can help to set intentions, honor commitments, or commemorate milestones. 

Jared Green – Green Judaica
Green Judaica specializes in creating meaningful handmade Judaica (items used for Jewish practices) to enhance Jewish ritual practice. Jared will have samples of his collection available for everyone to see. 

BGoldglass
Bryan Goldfeder is based in Lafayette, Colorado. Bryan built his glass career on a foundation in ceramics. He creates unique lighting design, one of a kind commissions, Jewish wedding glass packages, functional art, and Judaica. Each one of BGOLD’s vessels is made by gathering some of those broken shards and melting them back together with spiritual purpose. The functional Judaica aims to elevate traditional practice; each piece is consciously crafted to fulfill that purpose.

In addition to the presenting artisans, there will be an opportunity for everyone to engage in two Jewish craft projects lead by Shira Keshet, a member of the Boulder Jewish Festival committee, at the Interactive Art Tent.  

The Boulder Jewish Festival is free and open to the community.  It will be held at the Pearl Street Mall from 11 am- 5 pm on Sunday, June 4. For more information www.boulderjcc.org/boulderjewishfestival 

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