The possibilities are endless!
If you can imagine it, I can create it. What would you like?
The standard tallit size for women is 18-20 in. wide by 72 in. long. For men, large sizes are 52-58 in. wide by 72 in. long and the smaller size is 42 in. wide by 72 in. long. I can also make any other size you like, for example I could make it longer for a taller person. Let me know what your dream tallit looks like!
How about a stained glass window tallit?
These are the Festival Windows at Temple Emanuel in Winston-Salem, NC. Below is a picture of the replica tallit I painted on white silk! This was a gift for their Rabbi.
The below tallitot (for sisters) are replicas of two
stained glass windows at West Suburban Temple Har Zion in River Forest,
IL shown below each tallit. The window colors on the tallitot are much brighter than the
The below tallit was hand painted by the very talented Bar Mitzvah boy! I added the atarah and corners. Choose your tallit fabric and color of silk for atarah and corners.
I can try to locate any
kind of fabric you are interested in and
pictures and/or mail
swatches. I also have 100+ colors of dupioni silk for the atarah and
corners and can get more.
This is an atarah I made for a breast cancer survivor (pink) who has three sons (blue ). She sewed it onto her grandfather's tallit, how special! Read Rebecca's story on her blog:
I have also made tallitot for a mother and daughter using pieces of the mother's grandfather's and father's tallitot and tzitzit, lace head coverings from both grandmothers, part of her wedding dress and the kippah her husband wore in their wedding.
I once sewed a piece of a deceased father's tallit on the back of his daughter's tallit. When they said the Mourner's Kadish during the service, she kissed that fabric in memory of him.
Beaded wire kippot and tallit clips by Dessert Kipport to match your tallit!
Let me know if you are interested and we can match the fabric colors to the beads and pearls. Several different designs are available. Diane at Dessert Kippot also makes Judaica jewelry!
Wording on the
I hand paint the
standard Hebrew tzitzit blessing on the atarah in gold or silver paint or any
other color you desire. You can also have the wording of your choice
including your Hebrew name, or a passage from the Torah or prayer book.
The Shema: שמע ישראל יי אלהינו יי אחד
The last line of
Adon Olam: Into His hand I
commit my spirit when I sleep, and I wake and with my spirit, my body.
The Lord is with me, I will not fear.
בידו אפקיד רוחי בּעת אישׁן ואעירה ועם רוחי גויתי אדני לי ולא אירא
The first line of
Aleinu: It is our duty to praise the Master
of all to ascribe greatness to the Author of creation.
עלינו לשׁבּח לאדון הכּל לתת גדלה ליוצר בראשׁית
The last line of
Aleinu (Oseh shalom): May He who makes peace in His high
places grant peace for us and for all Israel; and say, Amen.
עושׂה שׁלום בּמרומיו הוא יעשׂה שׁלום עלינו ועל כּל ישׂראל ואמרו אמן
Etz Chaim Hi: A tree of life to those who hold fast to it, and all who
cling to it find happiness. עץ חיים היא למחזיקים בּה ותמכיה מאשׁר
unto G*d. Sing a new song. Sing to G*d all the earth. Sing to
G*d, bless G*d's name.
שׁירו לײ שׁיר חדשׁ שׁירו לײ כּל הארץ שׁירו לײ בּרכו שׁמו בּשׂרו מיום ליום ועתו
Bat or Bar Mitzvah Tallitot
I can paint the date
and names (in Hebrew and/or English) on the corners.
Wedding Dress Tallitot
What keepsake could be more special? Don't leave your dress in a box, wear it to services and enjoy it! Or use part of it to make a tallit for your child(ren) or grandchild(ren).
The below tallit was made from the Bat Mitzvah girl's grandmother's wedding dress covered in roses. The girl's Hebrew name means Garden of Roses!
I can paint your
desired wedding information on a tallit as well! On the corners I painted the
bride & groom's names and the wedding date.
Below is a groom's
sailboat painted on the atarah and the wedding was on the deck of their sailing
Or would you like a large tallit to wrap around the bride and groom for a wedding or anniversary celebration?
How about a beautiful keepsake chuppah?
This chuppah (left) was tied onto a gazebo. It had a silk band on the end with the bride & groom's names and the wedding date on it. This amazing chuppah (right) was made from the groom's mother's wedding dress and the bride's mother's veil. What a special family heirloom it is!! How about a chuppah to tie onto poles? This chuppah (left) was 100 in. on each side! Two sides had the Hebrew אני לדודי ודודי לי, Ani L'Dodi, v'Dodi Li, and the other two sides had the
English translation, I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.
This special chuppah (right) now hangs in the couple's home. It features their names & the date in English & Hebrew, the Philadelphia skyline and stars reaching up from the city. Some of the stars are cut out with the light shining through.
How's this for an enchanted setting for a wedding?