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Nahanni Rous is the founder of Nahanni FabricArts, where she creates custom made, handcrafted chuppahs and other original Judaica. She works in a variety of media, including batik, silkscreen, and quilting. She loves to blend traditional Jewish themes with images from nature and other cultures.
Alex Polsky, originally from Upstate New York, now lives in Jerusalem and is currently pursuing an MPH at Ben Gurion University of the Negev. She loves to sew and looks forward to this newest application of her sewing abilities towards the promotion of egalitarian Jewish practice.
Maya Rosen is a student at Princeton University. She has spent time studying at Yeshivat Hadar and Midreshet Ein HaNatziv. She originally hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is excited by this new opportunity to share one of her favorite mitzvot.
Mechon Hadar –Mechon Hadar is an educational institution that seeks to empower a generation of Jews to create and sustain vibrant, practicing, egalitarian communities of Torah, learning, prayer, and service.