We Can Always Learn Something New !

This afternoon, 25 member artists shared some delicious treats, schmoozed, and engaged in some training. Pictured below are just a few images of our group practicing some new skills.

There are always new techniques and skills to learn in any given medium, but professional presentation is equally important.

One of the most wonderful elements of our session was the amazing eye contact and deep connections artists made.

It’s going to be an amazing year!

JANE MEANS: Exhibition!!!

Jane means is a creative soul who creates incredible abstract paintings.

Stop by the New Seasons Market on Monroe Parkway during the month of September. You’ll discover a wall of vibrant acrylic imagery sure to delight your senses. Fourteen of her finest works will be displayed, and all are available for purchase!

We are so very proud of Jane and her creative spirit. Shop for groceries at a great store, feast your eyes on the work of her talented hands, then go home and call Jane to make a purchase! You will be so glad you did! Contact information for Jane can be found on our website, or at the store.


NewCAJE  2019 was held at Reed College. ORA was invited to participate….and that we did! What’s NewCAJE? It’s the Conference of Jewish Educators!!!!

Some of our ORA Members answered the call Saturday night to lead about 100 participants in Havdallah in the Modern Mishkan art installation by Diane Fredgant with an accompanying Chuppah by Laura joy Fendel.

Sunday morning we opened an art sale featuring the art of Wendelin Russell, Diane Fredgant, Laura Joy Fendel, Eddy Shuldman, Deborah Eisenbach Budner, Judith Hankin, Brauna Ritchie, Andrea Meyer, and Glenn Decherd.

We also taught an art workshop! Diane Fredgant, Wendelin Russel, Laura Joy, Esther Liberman and Eddy Shuldman taught  “A Word of Torah, A Piece of Art.” It was so well attended that we had to expand our work tables into the hallway!

So proud of our ORA artists!

Visioning the Future

About 25 members gathered a few nights ago to begin visioning the future of ORA.

You won’t see any photos of  board of directors because we asked members to guide themselves through a series of key questions. During the debrief, board members took copious notes.  We’ll continue to refine the work done first in a board retreat and then this visioning meeting with our members.

We are blessed to have so many insightful members ready to share their wisdom !

We expect to see real growth in the next couple of years!!!!!
Keep your eyes on us!