4 Aug 2011

Art raised $1500 for local volunteer organization

Posted by Moshe Mikanovsky

A friend contacted me recently, telling me her friend is looking for a local Jewish artist, and I was the first one she had in mind. I soon learned about Michelle Mamann-Gozlan, z”l, who passed away recently after battling illness, and her sister, Yael, was arranging a memorial gathering, to remember Michelle, and all the good deeds she has done in her life.

One of the Mitzvot (Jewish laws) that was dear to her heart was the Asher Yatzar blessing. She recited the blessing that thanks God for the perfection of the human body despite the fact that her body was not functioning perfectly. In her honour, Yael wanted to dedicate an artistic Asher Yatzar blessing, and auction it off to raise fund for Bikur Cholim, a local volunteer organization which helped her and her family while going through this crisis.

Moshe Mikanovsky, Lions with Ten Commandments, watercolors, 10"x13", 2009

Moshe Mikanovsky, Lions with Ten Commandments, watercolors, 10"x13", 2009

I was happy to donate one of my artworks for this event. It was a pleasure choosing the piece – Lions with Ten Commandments -and working with Yael, and the framer from Armand Gallery to figure out the best way to insert the Asher Yatzer blessing’s text. See the end result, I think it came out beautifully.

Asher Yatzar blessing framed with artwork

Asher Yatzar blessing framed with artwork

I was delighted to hear that the artwork was able to raise $1,500. It is an honour for me.

Yael, on the left, at the memorial, auctioning the art work

Yael, on the left, at the memorial, auctioning the art work

Here is Yael’s testimonials:

Thank you Moshe, your contribution to honouring my sister was paramount in raising a substantial donation for a charity that was near and dear to our hearts during Michelle’s illness. May Hashem bless you with the inspiration to continue your beautiful work for further acts of Chesed.

Tizku L’Mitzvot

Yael Mamann-Beigel

For health and happiness to all.



Related: check out my Zazzle store for products featuring the lions from this artwork.

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One Response to “Art raised $1500 for local volunteer organization”

  1. I had the honor of attending the Shloshim. Yael, is a very special soul and I am most certain her beautiful Sister would be PROUD of her.

    Be well,
    Anna Melcher


    Anna Melcher

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