After years of working with B’nai Mitzvah and wedding families, CustomSiddur has found some wonderful resources that we are happy to recommend: artists who work in ink, watercolors, painted silk, and beautifully cut paper; and people who can help you with all the planning for the event or help your child prepare for the service. The links below will take you directly to their websites.
Artists whose work makes our siddur covers even more beautiful:
Marianne Aaron specializes in custom-designed ketubot, Hebrew calligraphy and illumination. Her work includes Bar/Bat Mitzvah plaques, a “Shehecheyanu plaque” which can be used for births or anniversary/wedding gifts, and honoraria. Everything is “custom” made. She is always open to new ideas, and illustrating your interesting and unusual requests creates a welcome challenge.
The Israelcraft Tallit Shop strives to make you the perfect tallit that will fit your personality, and sends it to you from Israel directly, easily, and quickly. Each Israelcraft tallit is designed according to Halachic requirements. Photographs of the graceful handpainted silk of your tallit make a wonderful background for your siddur cover.
Gabrieli Tallit “Gabrieli Weaving” was founded in 1964 by Malka Gabrieli. Gabrieli Tallit and Judaica art shop located in Old Jaffa and downtown Jerusalem creates hand-woven, hand-loomed Gabrieli tallit sets in silk, wool & cotton.
Rabbi Shula Stevens makes colorful watercolor designs for custom invitations, certificates, and siddur covers. Her vivid illustrations explore Hebrew names and their meanings for you and your family.
April Stewart Klausner creates imaginative Judaic art in rich, saturated color with decorative detail and lush imagery. Her original art for textiles and print is used for ketubot, invitations and commissioned pieces – and, of course, siddur covers.
Karla Wiseman makes custom papercuts that can be reproduced on your siddur cover and your invitation. Karla’s creations are not just unique but are designed individually and truly reflect the personality of the customer, often bringing in favorite hobbies, beloved pets and varied interests. The original papercut is framed after being photographed for the printed version. The inside text is generally taken from the Torah portion.
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Training:
SiddurAudio.com is an online resource for learning to chant the Siddur liturgy, Shabbat services, home rituals and much more.