Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

Tablescape Traditions: DIY Jewish Ritual Objects Crafting Class Series
Edlavitch DCJCC

milleraju.jpegElevate your decorating skills and Jewish knowledge at this crafting class series taught by local Jewish artists Hillel Smith, Arielle Zorger, and Emily Cooperman. Learn to make modern and elegant Shabbat ritual items, menorahs, and other ritual objects - and then have the opportunity to showcase your creations at our annual Chanukah Holiday Market. 

Make new friends with similar interests and learn new artistic techniques!

Take 1 class or all 4, we will be meeting every Wednesday in October and your ticket includes wine and snacks. 

Class 1:
Painting Techniques & Color Block Shabbat Candle Holders & Blessings Canvas
Wednesday, October 6 

During this class we will learn about the color wheel, painting techniques, and infusing blessings into our home. You will create color block Shabbat candle holders and paint small canvses featuring blessings for our home 


Class 2: Pottery Techniques & Clay Menorahs
Wednesday, October 13

During this class we will learn about pottery and clay techniques such as marbelizing and discuss how we can bring light to the world in honor of Hanukkah. You will create an air dry clay menorah 

Class 3: Stenciling Techniques & Challah Cover
Wednesday, October 20

During this class we will learn about stenciling and discuss our favorite Shabbat rituals. You will create your own stencils and spray paint  challah covers

Class 4: Spray Paintng Techniques & Wooden Dreidels and Mezuzahs
Wednesday, October 27

During this class we will learn about graffiti art and discuss holiday tablescape ideas. You will decoate dreidels and mezuzahs. 

About the Instructors:
Hillel is an artist and designer from Los Angeles, now based in Washington, DC. Focusing on expanding the boundaries of Jewish art, he revitalizes ancient rituals with projects in contemporary media, encouraging creative reconsideration of religious practice. He has painted dynamic Jewish murals around the world and is the founder of the Jewish Street Art Festival. He is fascinated by Hebrew typographic history and teaches about the interaction of technology, identity, and design. @hillel smith



emily.jpegEmily is a DC-based ceramicist who has been doing pottery at a local studio for more than eight years. She began selling her pottery as Em & Em Pottery (the other "Em" is her dog Emmy) online several years ago and is currently selling on Etsy and in Shop Made in DC. She loves experimenting with glazes and surface design and is inspired by clean lines and bold colors.


Dates: 4 class series - Wednesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27
7:00-8:30 PM 


Early Bird Rate until October 1

$100 - all 4 classes 
$30 - individual classes

General Admission

$120 - all 4 classes 
$36 - invidual classes

*Tickets include class, all art supplies, wine, and snacks

If the cost of this class is prohibitive, you need to pay in installments, or it does not fit your schedule, please email Stacy Miller, Director of EntryPointDC, at 

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
1529 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States

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