Creative Hands Art Sale celebrates five years at Temple Emanu-El on Nov. 3


Ever since God commissioned Bezalel to build the Tabernacle in biblical times, art has played an important role in Judaism. The value of “hiddur mitzvah” (beautification of the commandments) has dictated that fine arts and handicrafts be held in high esteem. This value applies not only to the creation of beautiful ceremonial objects, but to appreciation for aesthetically pleasing objects of all kinds. With this in mind, Temple Emanu-El is sponsoring the Creative Hands Art Sale on Sunday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This marks the fifth annual Creative Hands Art Sale. With more vendors than ever, many favorite artists and artisans from past years will be joined by a cadre of those making their first appearance. The range of wares will include many unique items and be very broad, including jewelry, furniture, glass, wood, paper, painting, and textiles. While most of the items for sale will appeal to all audiences, beautiful works of Judaica will be available as well. The items, some of which will be sold exclusively at Creative Hands, will represent a variety of price points. There should be much to delight every taste and every budget!

The silent auction, which will be held throughout the day, also will be significantly expanded this year. In addition to items contributed by vendors, donations from local merchants and organizations promise to provide even more to tempt those attending.

Previous Creative Hands Art Sales have been very successful, earning praise from buyers and vendors alike, and this year’s sale is sure to be the best yet.

Whether you are looking for something beautiful, whimsical, practical, or just a bit different for yourself or for a gift, you won’t want to miss Creative Hands!

Admission and parking are free.

For more information, visit, write, or call Temple Emanu-El at 401-331-1616. 

MARJORIE PELCOVITS is a clinical psychologist and a member of Temple Emanu-El and the Creative Hands Art Sale committee.