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We are excited to have you join us for our Art of Hebrew Weekend with Robert Saslow, Yom Limmud Artist and Scholar in Residence on February 17, 2023 to February 18, 2023. There are multiple events for you to attend throughout this weekend. Please see the Program Information below, and be sure to register for each event you plan to attend. 

Sponsorship Opportunities are available. Please see below for more details: 

$1,000 - Registration to all events for 10 people
$720 - Registration to all events for 5people
$360 - Registration to all events for 4 people 
$180 - Resgistration to all events for 2 people

Weekend Programming Schedule

Friday, February 17, 2023 Shabbat Dinner and Presentation: "THE WONDER OF HEBREW LETTERS" 
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Shabbat Dinner & Presentation (Shabbat Services will be at 6:30 pm) at First Unitarian Universalist - 5200 Fannin St. 

  • Ever wonder why English is written left to right and Hebrew right to left? Or why English has upper and lower case letters and Hebrew doesn’t? Or why both have pretty much the same number of letters with the same sounds? This fascinating presentation will leave you with a deep appreciation of how very similar – and very different – these two language cousins are.

Family Shabbat Morning, February 18, 2023 - "JEWISH COLORS VALUES" For Young Families, Parents & Grandparents (the whole mishpucha is welcome!) No charge for this event. Donations encouraged.
10 am - 12 pm  at the ERJCC - 5601 S. Braeswood Blvd. 

  • What shape is “compassion”? What color is “justice”? In this simple-to-learn project, inter-generational members of our community explore and share their values, while drawing together and creating as artistic equals.

Shabbat Afternoon February 18, 2023 - "HEBREW CALLIGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS" No charge for this event. Donations encouraged. 
2 pm - 5 pm  at the Holocaust Museum Houston - 5401 Caroline St. 

  • Come explore the beauty and mystery of the alef-bet! This workshop will teach you to hand-letter the 22 Hebrew letters of the alef-bet, and then hone your new skill in crafting a style that is uniquely your own. 

Adults Motzei Shabbat Evening Saturday, February 18, 2023: "MANDALAS, MAKERS MARK & MERLOT"  ADULTS ONLY 
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  at the West University Community Center - 4210 Bellaire Blvd. 

  • Join us for an evening of great food, great drinks, and the opportunity to create a piece of art for your home.


 

Robert (Robbie) Saslow is a Los Angeles based calligrapher and designer who comes from a family of artists. He has taught art extensively, including over 20 years at Los Angeles-area religious schools, and nine summers on the art staff at the former UAHC Camp Swig in Saratoga, California. Robbie is active in the Southern California Society for Calligraphy, having taught many workshops, including a “History of Writing” program to local schools. He is currently employed as a full-time calligrapher for Los Angeles County, designing and writing commendations and resolutions for the County’s five Supervisors.

Sat, January 28 2023 6 Shevat 5783