Calligrapher to be Yom Limmud artist, scholar in residence at Shma Koleinu

The Jewish neighborhood is invited to “The Artwork of Hebrew” with Robert (Robbie) Saslow, calligrapher and designer. Los Angeles-based Saslow would be the Yom Limmud artist and scholar in residence at Congregation Shma Koleinu, in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Higher Houston’s Yom Limmud, Feb. 17-18.Saslow has been instructing artwork for greater than 20 years at Los Angeles-area non secular colleges and quite a few summer time camps, together with Camp Swig, the Western Reform Jewish camp answerable for creating a era of Jewish leaders, musicians, artists and educators.He’s energetic within the Southern California Society for Calligraphy. At present, Saslow is employed as a full-time calligrapher for Los Angeles County, the place he designs and handwrites commendations and resolutions for the county’s supervisors – 3,000 a yr.On Friday, Feb. 17, CSK will welcome Saslow as he explores “The Surprise of Hebrew Letters.” The night’s occasion might be held at First Unitarian Universalist (5200 Fannin St., 77004). An oneg will start at 6 p.m.; Shabbat companies start at 6:30, adopted by Shabbat dinner and presentation from 7:30-9. Reservations for Shabbat dinner and presentation could also be made at Saturday, Feb. 18, 10 a.m.-noon, Saslow will current “Jewish Colours Values” on the ERJCC. A straightforward-to-learn-and-do artwork venture will discover Jewish values (resembling compassion and justice) by means of shapes and colours. This system is a hands-on intergenerational expertise for younger households, mother and father and grandparents. It’s an exquisite and creative technique to spend a household Shabbat morning. RSVPs are required at afternoon, Saslow will current “Hebrew Calligraphy for Newbies,” from 2-5 p.m., at Holocaust Museum Houston. Members will discover the wonder and thriller of the alef-bet in an interactive workshop the place they’ll be taught to scribe all of the letters. House is proscribed; RSVPs are required at out Saturday night on Motzei Shabbat is “Mandalas, Makers Mark & Merlot.” This system, on the West College Group Heart, runs from 7-9 p.m. Together with grownup drinks and snacks, attendees may have a chance to create a bit of artwork for his or her dwelling. RSVPs are requested to guarantee there are sufficient refreshments and artwork provides. Go to Koleinu’s Rabbi Scott Hausman-Weiss and program chair, Richard Elbein, invite your complete neighborhood to take part in all, or half, of the Yom Limmud weekend applications.Rabbi Hausman-Weiss mirrored on Saslow: “For me, the magic of Jewish summer time camp (particularly Camp Swig in Saratoga, Calif.) by no means ceases. It’s the place I found the fantastic thing about Jewish life, the place I met the love of my life (my spouse) and the place essential lecturers awoke for me the inherent creativity of the Jewish individuals – specifically my buddy, Robbie Saslow.“He’s a stunningly inspiring artist and a mensch, whose exceptional expertise is just matched by his kindness and humility. Come be a part of us. You may be enthralled by the story of Hebrew letters, touched by Jewish artwork, and maybe even impressed to pursue your creative muse!”For extra data and to register for these applications, go to or name 713-960-1800.