Sarine Tebele

Artist: Sarine Tebele Title: “A Rolling Good Time,” 2006 Media: Ink on paper Dimensions: 21.5” W x 27” H Contact: sarinetebele@gmail.com Instagram: @sarinetebelestudio Website: sarinetebelestudio.com Artist Statement: Sarine Tebele’s work currently explores themes, scenes, and environments drawing from personal experience. She creates narratives and musings in response to her faith, spirituality, the healing process, inner-dialogue,

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Jane Sutton

Artist: Jane Sutton Title: “A Visit to the Transit Museum,” 2019 Medium: Art print on paper (from the original oil painting) Dimensions: This work is available as a digital print in a few sizes Contact: janeylisa@aol.com Instagram: @Artby_Jane Artist Statement: Much of Jane Sutton’s work comes from images and ideas from day-to-day life. For example,

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Marlene Haber

Artist: Marlene Haber Title: “Glacial Ice” Dimensions: 60” W x 48” H Media: Resin Contact: mhaber1977@gmail.com Artist Statement: Marlene Haber lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Her work currently explores materials and experimentation. Working primarily in resin, she creates images that bring together Judaical symbolism and abstraction. The textures, weights, and colors of the

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Jeannette Cohen

Artist: Jeannette Cohen Title: “Colorful Escape,” 2018 Dimensions: 42” W x 32” H, framed Media: mixed media and resin Contact: (917) 361-5123 Instagram: @everythingseurope Website: www.jeannettecohen.com Artist Statement: Jeannette is a self-taught mixed media artist who frequently calls upon her expertise in mosaic art, her eye for color and fashion, as well as her travels

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Irene Cohen

Artist: Irene Cohen Title: “Purple Rhythm,” 2015 Dimensions: 24” W x 18” H Media: oil pastel Contact: irene.cohen123@gmail.com Instagram: @irenecohenart Website: Irenecohenart.com Artist Statement: Capturing the essence of nature in its fleeting moments inspire Irene Cohen. Like the impressionists that came before her, she works both in her studio and in plein air painting her

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Sarah Chyrek

Artist: Sarah Chyrek Title: “Boundless Warmth,” 2020 Dimensions: 16” W x 20” H Media: oil on canvas Contact: colorsbysarah@gmail.com Instagram: @colorsbysarah Website: colorsbysarah.wixsite.com/fineart Artist Statement: Sarah Chyrek is an artist in Brooklyn who focuses on creating paintings and drawings that are an expression of her experiences, motivations, and imagination. Inspired by analyzing master artists’ works

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Leah Benguigui

Artist: Leah Benguigui Title: “May G-d bless you and guard you,” 2020 Dimensions: 15.25” W x 15.25” H framed Media: resin over alcohol ink on lucite Contact: gemsbyleah@yahoo.com Instagram: @leahbenguiguistudio Artist Statement: Leah Benguigui is drawn to color, symmetry, and balance. In recently completed the design of her first home renovation, she applied her artistic

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Grace Azar

Artist: Grace Azar Title: “Coming Together I and II,” 2019 Dimensions: 25” W x 25” H Media: digital photo collage, matted Contact: gracieazar@gmail.com Instagram: @gracieazar Artist Statement: The work of Piet Mondrian’s methodical designs and bright colors have inspired the work of Grace Azar. While on a trip to Chicago, she started to photograph grid

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Esther Alter

Artist: Esther Alter Title: “Jonas,” 2018 Dimensions: 12” W x 16” H Media: watercolor on paper Contact: estherpesh@yahoo.com Artist Statement: Esther Alter is a portrait painter living and working in Brooklyn, New York. As a child of Holocaust survivors, Esther brings to her work profound compassion and responsiveness to others that are borne by living

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Jamie Ades

Artist: Jamie Ades Title: “Chaotic Visions,” 2020 Dimensions: 36” W x 24” H Media: mixed media on canvas Contact: jamieades@aol.com Instagram: @jamiebrachaades Website: jadebracha.com Artist Statement: My art is my voice. It is who I am. I don’t want to tell people about my work because I want people to tell me their own emotions

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Recipe for Success – Young Leadership Event

Last month, over twenty young women gathered together at the Sephardic Community Center’s kitchen to cook with chef extraordinaire Claudia Bildirici. As we enjoyed rice paper veggie wraps, white arugula pizza, kale salad with fixings, potato crusted lemon sole, we discussed professional goals.  The group was comprised of driven young women pursuing careers in occupational

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Top Ten Takeaways From Our Panel

  My Mother, My Mentor, My Self By Raquel Shalam, Life & Career Coach Presented by SBH Career Division & PROPEL, a panel of three inspiring mother-daughter duos spoke to a crowded audience of enthusiastic women about finding their path. Each of our panelists – Betty and Grace Esses, Claudia and Lottie Bildirici, Linda Benun

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LIVES IN THE BALANCE, THE STORIES OF WOMEN

Are we all the same? Are we able to reinvent ourselves? These are questions that many people ask themselves when they live in a tight knit community. Are we on a conveyer belt of life following a lead or can we personalize our choices to lead happier and productive outcomes? In order to maintain happiness living

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PROPEL : TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE SUMMER!

Propel has been taking advantage of the summer! On a Sunday morning in July, Sharon and Michael Haddad, dedicated supporters of Propel, graciously opened their summer home to host an event to benefit Propel. Many community members gathered to hear inspiring stories from the working women of Propel. Propel graduates moved the attendees at the

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PROPEL : Investing in Community Women to Help Them Discover Their Passion, Profession and Earning Potential 

“I don’t know how I can ever thank PROPEL! I’m learning so much at work and the people are so fine. My husband is very supportive.” “If you told me two years ago what I’d be doing today, I wouldn’t have believed you. Thank you so much for pushing me and believing in me.” “I’m

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PROPEL : Inspiring Interior Designers in our Community – Joyce Silverman, Natalie Kraiem and Our Propel Client Sarah

PROPEL went on the road in October and visited the Holiday House on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The Holiday House showcases a variety of interior designers who transform a brownstone into a true work of art. Proceeds for this event go to benefit breast cancer research and awareness.  Before proceeding to a lunch with writers

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PROPEL partners with Allegra Franco to help women become educators

Women have always been teachers!   It is the DNA makeup of women to nurture their families and communicate values to everyone in the household.     Our community prides itself on its connection to Jewish tradition evident in the Synagogue and in the home.    Upon arrival in this country, it was decided that an

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Sabrina S.

Meet Sabrina, a pastry chef in our community… Sabrina was overcome with emotion while being interviewed for this article. She recalled how as a child she was aware of her creative talents. She loved to decorate and bake. Sabrina’s experience in high school did not support her great talent and passion, and it was often

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