Welcome to the CBI Sisterhood 2020 Holiday Boutique!

Do you miss all those holiday craft fairs? Here we are! The Sisterhood online Holiday Boutique. As you prepare for the holidays and are looking for that special gift, please consider purchasing from the artists highlighted below. These artists have pledged to donate 20% of all purchases.  Please email sisterhoodboutique@cbi-nj.org with any questions. 

Mary Biczak—Paisley Peacock

Hand crafted enamel jewelry
Enameling is a process where finely ground glass is fused to metal when heated to around 1350 degrees. It is an ancient art form, celebrated for its rich, vibrant colors. In my preferred technique of cloisonné, tiny silver wires are shaped and fused to a base enamel layer, forming the design that gets filled in with many additional layers of transparent enamel, resulting in a liquid and gemlike appearance.
While enameling is oftentimes a complicated and painstaking process, I like for my designs to look simple and unfussy, made up of graceful, sweeping lines and curves, rendered in delicate ribbons of silver wire.
Much of my aesthetic is inspired by the natural world and the beauty I see when I take the time to observe tiny details that often go unnoticed. My hope is that when someone wears a piece of my art, they too are reminded to slow down and appreciate the myriad of wonders around them.

Pieces available for sale are displayed by clicking photos and scrolling down to all photos. Please contact the artist, Mary Biczak, through direct message to place an order or to ask questions.  Please mention you are from CBI when purchasing.




Carol Black-Lemon, BLACKLEMON Art


Black Lemon Art & Design Gift store features fine art paintings by the Artist, Carol Black-Lemon, whose painting style is best described as an eclectic mix of abstract, abstract-expressionism, figurative and more.  Her store also features her one-of-a-kind  pendant jewelry created using hand painted canvas swatches, set in trays and encased in glass, magnifying its beauty.  Carol’s art is inspired by her love for nature, music and movement.  

Please enter the coupon code CBI2020 at checkout for $1 off as well as the 20% donation.



Barbara Israel Bortniker


Barbara Israel earned a Masters of Fine Arts degree, cum laude, in Painting from the New York Academy of Art.  Her previous art training included studies at the School of Visual Arts (SVA), Art Students’ League and the National Academy of Design in New York City. Barbara also studied for many years at the DuCret School of Fine Art (NJ), where she learned the painting techniques and materials of the Old Masters.

To see some of Barbara’s stunning original paintings, please visit her website: barbaraisraelfinearts.com

The card collections shown below are reproductions of her original paintings. Each one is about about 6” x 8 1/2” on quality card stock with matching envelopes, and each card is suitable for sending or FRAMING.  The 1st collection is the “Jewish Holiday” collection, 2nd collection is “All Occasion”.  Each collection includes six cards with envelopes (each set of 5 pictured will also have an additional card) selling for $25 per set (6 cards), or $40 for two sets (12 cards), plus $1.50 postage. 

Barbara is happy to answer any questions or take special requests via email at barbaraisraelfinearts@gmail.com


“Jewish Holidays” collection (6 cards total)


“All Occasion” collection (6 cards total)


Kopel Burk, The Walking Fish


Did you know that our own Dr. Kopel Burk is an award-winning children’s author? He started telling stories when his first child, Tina, was born and has never stopped. His children, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren have all snuggled up to him on the couch to hear their favorites, from “Lungathump” to the “Little Bird That Got Lost.” His grandson once asked, “Poppy, can you tell me a story from your brain?” While the concept for The Walking Fish developed decades ago, it wasn’t until he sat down with his niece, Rachelle Burk, a noted children’s author, that a story told to so many children in his family, became a published, award winning book. Kopel has donated a number of autographed copies of The Walking Fish to Sisterhood for this event. (Photo of Kopel and one of his grandchildren who heard an early version of this story.)

Price $16.95.  Please contact Sharon Richman at sjschmerz@gmail.com to purchase.

Tina Burk, Second Stage Creations


Many of you know me as a long-time member of CBI. But when it isn’t Shabbat, I am also a potter.

I will deliver locally for orders of $25 or more. I can also meet you in the synagogue parking lot. Please contact me if you would like me to ship any gifts you order. If you are looking to add or make some changes to your home decor, I am happy to bring several pieces to you so you can see which one looks perfect in your home. Send me a photo of your empty space, and I can help you pick those pieces that will create a new focal point in your room.



To contact me:




Adriana Compagnoni, South Mountain Bees


At South Mountain Bees, we work in harmony with our honeybees to create natural cosmetics and the most delicious honey. You can buy our skincare products while caring for the world.  We are happy to customize gift boxes. We ship domestic and international.

Please enter the code Boutique2020 at checkout. This will let me know you are a member of CBI and I will donate 20% of your sale to the synagogue.



Monick David, Tendrils and Lace

A big ball of squishy yarn, a hook, and a cup of coffee, this is my happy place.
Welcome to my world of berets, bowlers, and beanies. I am a multidisciplinary self-taught artist who is currently exploring through textiles. My designs are often a combination of various elements that produce a unique piece of wearable art. These fun hats began with a thread and a circle and meandered on my needle as they found their own expressive voices. I’m just along for the ride.
 I hope they bring you as much joy wearing them as I was making them.

Feel free to contact me via monickdavi@gmail.com If you see something that you like and we can discuss payment process and delivery.

 I look forward to connecting with you.



Abby Dubois, Each Jewels


EACH takes joy in the little things in life like hair accessories and jewelry. We make everything ethically and sustainably here in the USA, and are sold in over 100+ stores including Nordstrom, Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, BHLDN, and Free People.

We are thrilled to offer FREE ground shipping throughout the US on all items. We also can ship to multiple addresses so your Hanukkah shopping is handled!

Please use code BNAIISRAEL30 to get 30% off sitewide, and so 20% of sales are donated back to the congregation. Please order before 12/1 for guaranteed delivery before the first night of Hanukkah.




Customers can email me at abby@eachjewels.com, or text me at 650-380-4090 and I will always reply within two hours.

Boaz Kimelman, Wordplay Gifts


Boaz Kimelman is an Israeli American artist and a member of CBI since 1996. His deep connection to Judaism and Israel motivated him to create Wordplay Gifts, a brand of unique Jewish line of gift products. “Although I have lived in the United States for many years, I have remained passionate and connected to Israel in a deep and profound way. I have brought out my ‘artistic voice’ by creating artwork that uses Hebrew letters and words. Hebrew letters carry stories of their own and the words they form inspire images that conjure new connections. I seek to create bold yet whimsical Hebrew-inspired artistic products that bring a sense of active discovery and serve as conversational pieces.”

Please leave a note indicating you are from CBI when purchasing.



Jeffrey Levine, Levine Art Studio


Dr. Jeffrey Levine, a gerontologist in New York City, has always seen the world through artists’ eyes.  Whether he is sketching his fellow passengers in the subway, looking at the world through the eye of his camera, or painting en plein air as he travels the world, his creativity and vision is turned on all he sees. He has graciously donated these mounted photographs from The House of Sages collection to our Sisterhood so that all proceeds of their sale will remain with us.  (All he wants in exchange is naches!!)

$200 when mounted on canvas and $100 when unmounted.  Please contact Sharon Richman at sjschmerz@gmail.com to purchase.



“Learning Partners.” Matted Photo 19” x 13”

“Learning.” Matted Photo 19” x 13”
“Shema Yisroel.” Framed photo printed on canvas. 27” x 18”

Juanita Martin, Nitjuan Designs

Each of my handmade creations is infused with loving Reiki energy for the well-being of the wearer. I not only want people to look good, I want them to feel good.

Feel free to schedule private virtual shopping experience by calling 973-327-4859 or email Juanita@nitjuandesigns.com. to see my full catalog of earrings, bangles, crotchets wire as well as wire wrapped jewelry. Custom orders for the holidays still available.  Many thanks!

Please mention you are from CBI when purchasing.

Neil Schneider, Pipe Dream Menorah


A man who owned a hardware store met a nice Jewish woman who collected interesting menorahs. While he was not an artist, he still wanted to contribute something unique to her collection. So, he looked around his store, found the right plumbing fittings, and called it the “Pipe Dream Menorah.”

If interested in purchasing, please text Neil Schneider at 516-359-4493.

Josi Stone, Wildly Floral Co.


Wildly Floral Co. is a design studio in South Orange, NJ creating nature-inspired floral designs for events of all sizes and for everyday occasions. Our Marketplace  features a curated collection of vessels and floral design accessories for the flower enthusiast. Items from our webshop ship nationally with the exception of fresh flowers.

Please input code BNAI at checkout and I will donate 20% of your purchase to the synagogue.




Louise Wheeler, LoLo’s Pottery


Framed wall art by Louise Wheeler featuring hand made ceramic tiles and hand made paper pieced together into unique designs. I enjoy making one of a kind pieces inspired by the textures and colors of quilts, lace and doilies, flowers, and nature. Most of my work has been in ceramics until Covid shut down the studio. Since then, I’ve been making paper in my kitchen branching out from the style I first developed with ceramics.

You can find items for sale on at LoLo’s pottery; click on photos and then click on ‘For Sale under’ Albums.  If you see something you like, please email or call me to arrange delivery and let me know you are from CBI.

Lolo’s pottery


908 477-7463