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Gary Rosenthal as a Visiting Artist

Gary at a Hiddur Mitzvah event

Have Gary Rosenthal join you at your next Hiddur Mitzvah Project! Add an extra dimension of excitement to your event by inviting Gary to attend your organization's Hiddur Mitzvah Project as a visiting artist. While your participants create beautiful glass mosaics that will personalize their chosen piece of Judaica, Gary will explain the process of creating fused glass and metal art, and describe what happens to your piece of art back at his Studio. More importantly, Gary will share his wide-ranging experience of using art as a catalyst for good works. It's a great way to generate additional excitement about your event and draw a larger crowd. Gary appears frequently at large synagogue and Jewish day school events.

For events that do not require an overnight visit (within 150 miles of the Studio in Kensington, MD) we require a minimum purchase of $2000. For events that require an overnight visit, we require a minimum purchase of $7500. We realize that these numbers may seem intimidating, but more often than not as a project gains steam and people get excited about the upcoming event, the minimum order is far surpassed, turning the project into a highly successful program for the organization.

The 25th anniversary of Temple Beth Or in Dayton, Ohio is a great example. As part of the multi-day event, Gary was a featured speaker and led the congregation in a meaningful Hiddur Mitzvah Project. Not only did the participants make custom Judaica for themselves, new mezuzot were created for every door of the Temple. A nice article about the event can be found here and Beth Or has posted a photo album of the activities as well.

You can read a detailed account of Gary's visit to congregation Etz Chaim - one of our most successful programs - here

"This is an opportunity to partner with a world-famous artist to give your students an art experience that produces beautiful pieces..."

Kathryn Weil
Solomon Schechter Day School
of Albuquerque, NM