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!

Laura Joy Fendel: Israeli Exhibition!

Our very own Laura Joy will participate in a beautiful show called “The Fabric of Our Lives” @ PICO in Jerusalem.  We are so very proud of her! The show opens Monday!

Left : Arrows of Intension – pieces of fabric in my stash became connections in a full wall quilt.   21” X 46” editor’s comment: intension and intention are 2 different words. intension used here means the internal content of a concept.

Middle: Ashie’s Tunnels – My grandson Asher drew a picture a few years ago of houses and underneath were tunnels.  He inspired this quilt.

Right: City in Motion – There are sections of communities connected to each other.


Yup…that’s Laura Joy on the left!

If Jerusalem is a little out of your way, just have a bit of patience. Her newest work will appear in a group show right here in Portland, Oregon opening February 10, 2019.

Stay tuned for the details!

LAURA JOY FENDEL: Threads of Connection, a fiber show.


 “Loose Ends”

Connecting Threads is a fiber show at the Sherwood Center for the Arts.
The opening is Friday July 13 6:30PM
22689 SW Pine St. Sherwood OR 97140
The show extends through the end of September.

Laura Joy Fendel is a founding member and former board member of ORA Northwest Jewish Artists. She curates many of our shows and coordinates  our Artist Critique Group program. Her work reflects her for the spiritual and natural world. It is passionate, textural, and colorful.