A Chicago architect’s Judaica treasures
It’s an important week for Jewish families: time to sit down together, celebrate the New Year and think about the important things in life. Like how can you make sure your yenta sister-in-law never gets her hands on bubbe’s cherished challah board?
Yale alum and Chicago architect Amy Reichert designs a line of heirloom-quality Judaica--ritual art and home decor that includes everything from menorahs to Seder plates--that’s a major improvement on what you’re used to seeing. Her creations are inspired by her interest in the simplicity of the Japanese aesthetic, and they’re made by local artisans and silversmiths.
Reichert’s pieces have been collected by museums (see her Sukkah II on display at the Spertus Museum), and clients often commission custom pieces like this one-of-a-kind Shabbat candelabra--the candles represent the nine members of a family.
Wish you could find a mezuzah that works in perfect harmony with your home’s Prairie or mid-century lines? Order a custom version from Reichert, or, if you’re like us, fall in love with this gorgeous globe version ($285, made to order).