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Jeanette Kuvin Oren

Jeanette Kuvin Oren is a Jewish American contemporary artist specializing in Judaic art, fiber art, mosaics, stained glass, calligraphy, papercutting and painting.

Kuvin Oren (born in 1961) graduated from Princeton University (B.A. 1983) and Yale University (M.P.H. 1985). Kuvin Oren had almost completed a PhD in Epidemiology when she decided to become a full-time artist of Judaica. Since 1984, Kuvin Oren has been commissioned by more than 350 synagogues, community centers, day schools and camps across the United States, Canada, South America and the Caribbean. Kuvin Oren is best known for one-of-a-kind Torah covers (Torah mantles), Ark curtains, wall-hangings, Glass Ark Doors, mosaics, stained glass, huppahs (wedding canopies), marriage contracts (ketubot) and papercuttings. Kuvin Oren also designs synagogue interiors. Kuvin Oren is known for a variety of styles: from "traditional" with muted colors to contemporary with vibrant colors. She dyes her own silk fabrics to create fiber ritual art. She is known for incorporating Jewish history and a knowledge of ritual and tradition into her art. She creates individual pieces and "sets" of pieces for synagogues and individuals who commission her art. Jeanette Kuvin Oren

Torah covers by Jeanette Kuvin Oren
Huppah by Jeanette Kuvin Oren
Papercutting of a synagogue by Jeanette Kuvin Oren


  • The New York Times, November 24, 1991 [1]
  • Palm Beach Daily News, Sept 23, 2012 [2]
  • New Haven Register September 25, 2011 [3]
  • Jerusalem Post June 25, 2010 [4]
  • Jewish Woman Magazine [5]
  • Jewish Woman Magazine [6]
  • Jewish Independent January 23, 2004 [7]
  • The New York Times November 12, 2000 [8]
  • The New York Times January 14, 2001 [9]
  • Orlando Sentinel May 17, 2006 [10]
  • Connecticut Jewish Ledger [11]
  • Quilting Arts Magazine [12]
  • The Knot [13]

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