United Theological Seminary

Arts Lunch: Jewish Papercutting for Shavuot with Max Brumberg-Kraus

May 11, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

In this hands-on introduction to Jewish paper cutting, participants will learn how to make two kinds of traditional Jewish paper cuts: a hamsa, a protection symbol, and a “little rose” or roisele, a traditional paper cut flower to decorate the synagogue during the late spring/early summer festival of Shavuot, the commemoration of the reception of the Ten Commandments and Torah at Mount Sinai. For this workshop, participants should bring scissors and colored paper (I recommend origami paper, but a thin colored paper, or even construction paper can work in a pinch).