Calendar 2019 – 2020

Unless stated otherwise, all  meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month from September to June, at 7:30 p.m. Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda, 100 Elder Street.

CURRENTLY ON HOLD  Join us for our joint Thursday afternoon Creative Drop In with Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda.  For more information contact us or  email

Our theme this year is Healing and Repair from a Jewish perspective.

Heal: to make whole again.

As makers, we sense the healing power of our creative activities.

Not only can we practically mend worn items and produce comforting new items, we can also find the practice of making self-healing.

This year we will explore the theme of textiles and textile making as tools of Healing.

How textiles can heal in a historic and/or contemporary context, an individual and/or a community, a body and/or a soul.




Wednesday, September 18 2019 (3rd Week) Broken to begin with….

There are Jewish customs to begin the new by breaking something!

By breaking a glass at a wedding, wearing ashes at a simcha, leaving an unpainted patch of plaster in a new home we recognize that we are always incomplete, there is work to do, solace to find, healing to undertake.

We’ll be making a mini repair kit, or a journal cover or a Rosh Hashanah card to send out your wishes for good health and happiness for the New Year.

Please bring: sewing kit, fabric scraps, scissors and small tweezers.

2019/2020 Membership is due at this first meeting.

Click here to register and you can pay your 2019/2020 membership here too.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 (5th Week) Jewish Teaching Connecting Land, Place & Belonging,  Sarit Cantor

Sarit Cantor will lead a workshop incorporating Jewish teachings and a hands-on approach to consider connection to land, place, and belonging.

Join us to learn more…

Click here to register and you can pay your 2019/2020 membership here too.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 (3rd Week) Tying the Knots presentation and hands-on

The tying of knots for both the creation of fabric and for religious purposes has a very long history and is found as an important part of various cultures around the world.

It first appears as an important part of Judaism, in the Torah, in Bamidbar (Numbers), where we learn about wearing fringes or Tzitzit on the corners of the garment known as a Tallit.

Knots play a part in Hindu culture, Chinese and Japanese dress, and  in textile work and design in areas of embroidery, sewing, embellishments, and of course the Macramé craze, which has gone in and out of popularity in 1970’s and has a come back again into fashion.

You can’t go camping without knowing how to properly tie down a tent, and any sailor will tell you that we couldn’t have had any major exploratory adventures without tying decent knots to control the sailing vessels!

There are endless artistic possibilities, so come, learn and try for yourself!

Click here to register and you can pay your 2019/2020 membership here too.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 (3rd Week) JFCS Kits presentation and hands-on

Creative Kits for JF&CS

Brought back by popular demand from both members and JF&CS, we’ll be putting together creative project kits for all ages of clients at JF&CS.

Stash busting and community support – what a great combination!

Click here to register and you can pay your 2019/2020 membership here too.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 (3rd Week) Crocheting is Forgiving presentation and hands-on, Gwen Orriell

For all levels of crocheting ability.

In our theme of Mindfulness, Healing and Forgiving – Crochet can provide an avenue to all three…

Learn to crochet, if you do not already know how, we will teach you from the very beginning.

Take time to relax, create and be environmentally conscious!

You can make your own small produce bag, large market bag or a soap saver pouch for your own home spa.

There will be printed patterns for these items.

If you have cotton yarn and a 3 or 4 mm hook bring it along.  If not, we will have a supply.

Click here to Register

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 (3rd Week) Mindful Mending presentation and hands-on with Stacey Sproule

Sashiko originated as a way to mend and reinforce garments that evolved into a decorative expression of pattern.

Come and learn about this traditional and beautiful style of functional embroidery from Japan and try your hand at this ancient technique on a sample piece with our instructor Stacey Sproule. 

Materials will be provided for members who register online through eventbrite by Sunday, February 16, 2020.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 (3rd Week)  PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 (4th Week) PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 (3rd Week) PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED

NEW DATE: Wednesday,  June 24, 2020 (3rd Week) Email for more details.



Mom and Baby Arts & Crafts Adventure Workshop Series Fall 2019 & Winter 2020

Come, connect and create with other new Moms or Dads.

Join in learning and creating hands-on pieces of Judaica for your baby or your home in a welcoming baby friendly group.

For More Information and to Register 


Thursday Creative Drop-In 

Want to meet with others who share your love of being creative?

Join us for our BEBY & Pomegranate Thursday Creative Drop-In 1:30 – 3:30pm

Email: for more information



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