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Joy Serves G*d in Joy as a passionate performing percussionist, poet, publisher, photographer, publicist, sound healer, spiritual guide, artist, gardener and Gemini. "Ivdu Et Hashem B'Simcha" -Psalm 100:2 ....... Joy Krauthammer, active in the Jewish Renewal, Feminist, and neo-Chasidic worlds for over three decades, kabbalistically leads Jewish women's life-cycle rituals. ... Workshops, and Bands are available for all Shuls, Sisterhoods, Rosh Chodeshes, Retreats, Concerts, Conferences & Festivals. ... My kavanah/intention is that my creative expressive gifts are inspirational, uplifting and joyous. In gratitude, I love doing mitzvot/good deeds, and connecting people in joy. In the zechut/merit of Reb Shlomo Carlebach, zt'l, I mamash love to help make our universe a smaller world, one REVEALING more spiritual consciousness, connection, compassion, and chesed/lovingkindness; to make visible the Face of the Divine... VIEW MY COMPLETE PROFILE and enjoy all offerings.... For BOOKINGS write: joyofwisdom1 at gmail.com, leave a COMMENT below, or call me. ... "Don't Postpone Joy" bear photo montage by Joy. Click to enlarge. BlesSings, Joy

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Published Art

I'm thrilled and grateful that this week five of my art pieces (that I'm aware of) have been published in various venues:
 poem, paintings and Pesach photos.  - Joy

Orange on the Seder Plate

Photographed at Lev Eisha women's Seder,
 and published by Malibu JC&S Newsletter for their Seder
 © Joy Krauthammer
Exodus Midrash by Rabbis Phyllis Ocean Berman and Arthur Ocean Waskow
"The Looooong Narrow Pharaoh and The Midwives Who Gave Birth to Freedom"
published by The Shalom Center in The Shalom Report
is illustrated by Joy's  silk painting of Miriam and the Women.

" ... A brother put his hand in the river: 
'I dream that my sister will dance through the water to freedom.' "

Miriyahm and the Women Dance
Exodus 15:20
one side of Pesach Pillow case
Published by The Shalom Center for Pesach
 © Joy Krauthammer

B'nai Horin kiddush
photo © Joy Krauthammer 
published in shul's newsletter this month.
"Join us at Passover where we break matzoh instead of challah!"
Today I Am A Pot
Because of the Exodus and being a Bat Chorin / free woman, I can ___
How about YOU?
Poem by  © Joy Krauthammer
published in American Ceramic Society's ACS-DC Newsletter


Simchat Chochmah celebration program cover
I was blessed to mentor Sherri on Joy of Wisdom journey.
silk painting by  © Joy Krauthammer


only the ones that I remember to post...

I traveled to visit my grandbaby in rainy Maryland from sunny California, and I shot CITYSCAPES. As a member of 52 Frames photo group, this was our week's theme. Turned several photos into a short slide show. 1:34  
Likes and Comments are always appreciated.
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  1. MY dear Joy,
    You are the most amazingly creative person I know - and above all you turn fauna and flora and environment into things of beauty- your photos are like paintings, The poetry is a delight and everything together makes it into a whole world of beautiful objects.
    Thanks for the pleasure.
    love... Lilian

  2. Joy
    As always, thank you for including me in your beautiful thoughts and gifts of amazing pictures and prose. and poems.
    You are so very special and I am happy to have you in my family.


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