Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer

Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer is a freelance writer and educator based in Philadelphia. She is the author of two books of plays for children: <i>The Magic Tanach and Other Short Plays</i> and <i>Extraordinary Jews: Staging Their Lives</i> as well as <i>The Creative Jewish Wedding Book</i>.

Articles by Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer

Jewish Dance

In the Bible, dance was an expression of joy, awe and worship.

The Seven Blessings (Sheva Brachot) for a Jewish Wedding

These blessings are recited under the huppah and at celebratory meals for a week afterward.

Wedding Rituals for Parents

Experiencing a child's wedding from a parent's perspective.

Midrashic Art

Midrashic Art. Biblical Art. History and Theology of Jewish Art. Jewish Artists. Jewish Painters.

Biblical Art

A history of visual depictions of the Hebrew Bible.

How to Plan a Jewish Wedding

A checklist of 7 things to consider, from clergy to chuppah.

Jewish Painters

With the Enlightenment, Jewish painters experienced unprecedented opportunity.

Jewish Folk Art

Visual arts are a beautiful way to express religious devotion.